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Add SUP activity type

suggested this on February 29, 2012 04:56 PM

Add a Stand Up Paddleboard activity type to Strava!



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Adrian Corcoran

What I think would be more useful here is that there is the ability to add custom types e.g. SUP, white water kayaking, sprint, marathon etc ...

April 13, 2012 06:23 AM
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Robert Lindauer

Kayaking too.  

April 29, 2012 06:09 PM
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David Kopf

Yes, please add an SUP or "Paddlesports" entry. Strava would be ideal for tracking this sort of activity

May 14, 2012 04:11 PM
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Bruce Brereton

I do a lot of kayaking ... why isn't that in the list?  Shouldn't you be able to add your items to the list? I'm sure there are lots of other things people would want to add.

June 24, 2012 12:21 PM
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Vincent V.

Yes please, Add a Paddlesport entry. That would add a lot of sport junkies to Strava, and that would allow my outrigging club to finally enter the friendly competition mode that i have already with my cycling friends!

August 23, 2012 09:36 PM
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Jason Argent

The "Paddlesport" entry is probably the best idea.  Ideally you'd have Paddleboard and SUP separately, but i suppose you could end up breaking it down too much.

September 23, 2012 09:47 AM
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Teresa P.

All paddlesports should be included--at least in a paddlers version if not with separate detail.

October 24, 2012 04:42 PM
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David Carew

Paddle sports with a selection process akin to the bike one so you can see how each Board/Craft compares

December 26, 2012 02:37 PM
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Colin Carpenter
Plus one requesting SUP, kayaking, canoeing, and surf skiing categories for activity types. I'm certain there are thousands of paddlers who would be grateful for the addition.
January 17, 2013 08:06 PM
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Chris Cullen
Fo sho.
February 03, 2013 07:24 PM
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Doug Haluza

Yes I would like to see a paddlesports generic activity at a minumum, or a SUP as one of many paddlesports.

March 03, 2013 06:28 PM
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Matt Brewster

Agreed - currently just use the "workout" type to track this.

June 07, 2013 02:32 PM
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Michael Brown

I agree! Here is a SUP we did the other day  on the South Platte in Denver. 

I look forward to adding some interesting river, lake and ocean trips including the Grand Canyon. Human powered paddlesports are some of the best fitness exercises out there. Strava, please add a paddlesports!

I have been using 'windsurf' because of the board but Matt is probably more on the money with 'workout'.

Does anyone know id the bluetooth heart rate monitor would die if it was submerged?

August 12, 2013 08:46 AM
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Bianchi Sailor

I used the "swim" feature to record my SUP paddle this morning.  Looks like I am a VERY fast swimmer!  Add SUP!

August 22, 2013 10:36 AM
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James Jackson

And Surf Ski please

August 23, 2013 10:47 PM
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Doug K

We want SUP!

September 10, 2013 04:53 PM
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Mark K.

Yes please +++++

I currently upload all my paddles with the Rides activity type. I used to upload as Workouts, but you get none of the Ride or Running features (ie heat maps, Activity summaries on profile etc),. 

It's a nasty hack/workaround and I'd love to see another Paddling main type (with different categories like bikes for Ride for SUP, Kayak, SurfSki, etc)  so these can be matched off apples vs apples against other paddlers...

October 04, 2013 05:23 AM
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Bill Brooks

Need a paddleboard activity with all the features of run/ride.  

October 05, 2013 10:52 PM
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Richard J.

Paddlesport sounds like a great idea.  I'm using 'workout' to track the ocean ski paddles - but would like a dedicated activity for paddling/kayaking/SUP.  Helps to start some more competition on the water!

January 09, 2014 04:42 PM
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Reece Hill

I am using workout for my paddling too, which isn't ideal. Adding Paddling or Paddlesport would be great. I paddle a mix of sea kayak, waka ama (OC1 and OC6) as well as SUP so either a generic paddle activity type or adding Waka ama  to the paddling list would make me happy : )

January 11, 2014 12:19 AM
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Michael Kantor

Attention Strava management, this is very simple.  Add SUP, kayaking and everything people want added.  Also add a custom function so people can add their own workout.  EG. Dragging a tire in the sand.  

January 11, 2014 03:34 PM
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Elle Anderson
Strava Support

We have some new activity types in the works. SUP may be coming soon! 

January 15, 2014 05:02 PM
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Sam Thom

I absolutely love using Strava! It is amazing and you guys have done a great job with it! Please add a SUP or paddle option! I paddle twice a day and it would be great to call it SUP instead of Windsurfing which mixes in with my windsurf sessions. That would be awesome!!! 

February 03, 2014 12:21 AM
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Velominati #5

Hi Elle,

Thanks for your input - could you define soon - i have a lot to do with software development and soon is an interesting amount of time.:)

February 11, 2014 09:23 PM
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Richard J.

Hi Elle,

Please make it broader than just SUP - for us that like to sit down while we workout! Thx

February 11, 2014 09:42 PM
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Billy Holt

Would be much appreciated if there was a paddling activity for strava.Thanx

February 11, 2014 09:56 PM
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Dan Bee

Say YES to paddle boarding being included on Strava! much appreciated. thanks

February 11, 2014 10:05 PM
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Stephen M.

please add SUP

February 11, 2014 10:07 PM
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Clint S

Please add a SUP activity thanks

February 11, 2014 10:15 PM
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Adam Bien

Please add "surf" to the list of activities. 

February 15, 2014 09:28 PM
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Scott A

Please add SUP.  

February 25, 2014 07:46 AM
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Allison Diller

SUP & Kayaking categories!

March 24, 2014 04:01 PM
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Tyler Laughter

SUP and kayaking would great!

March 24, 2014 05:53 PM
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Curtis Reese

You provide windsurfing and kitesurfing so it should be easy to add SUP since there many more paddleboarders then wind or kite surfing. 

March 26, 2014 10:57 AM