This story originally appeared on SUP Magazine. Standup paddleboards are great for many things: surfing, whitewater paddling, downwinding, touring, racing or just enjoying a day on the water. But there's one thing they aren't so great for: being carried. With the exception of inflatables or smaller surf SUPs, standup paddleboards are generally fairly heavy and bulky. For folks with less upper body strength, that means picking the board up via the deck handle can be a challenge.