pad·​dle·​board | \ ˈpa-dᵊl-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce paddleboard (audio) \

Definition of paddleboard

: a long narrow buoyant board used for riding the surf or in rescuing swimmers

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If your kayak or paddleboard should capsize, hypothermia can set in in minutes. Allen Pierleoni, The Mercury News, "8 spectacular Lake Tahoe beaches for maximum frolic," 30 June 2019 The warning issued Thursday also urged people to not eat fish caught in northern New Jersey's Lake Hopatcong or windsurf, kayak, paddleboard or ride Jet Skis there. CBS News, "New Jersey's largest lake giving people rashes due to harmful algae bloom, officials warn," 28 June 2019 Morris, a middle school science teacher, and friends began traversing the lakes on paddleboards on Lake Michigan in 2015. Laura Johnston,, "3 friends cross Lake Erie on paddleboards to Stand Up for Great Lakes," 27 June 2019 Spend your days here exploring the sea by boat, kayak, and stand-up paddleboard. National Geographic, "Baja and the Sea of Cortez High School Expedition," 17 June 2019 On Saturday, past and present Laguna lifeguards took to the sea on paddleboards in a surf relay competition to celebrate that nine-decade legacy. Daily Pilot Staff,, "Laguna Beach lifeguards still making waves after 90 years," 15 June 2019 SE Bayou City Adventures Offers kayak, canoe and stand-up paddleboard rentals ($40) as well as occasional tours (check website for schedule). Houston Chronicle, "Houston-area paddling and rowing resources," 10 May 2018 The last paddleboard rentals will be at 5:45 p.m. Euclid Beach Live Friday concerts will run 5:30-8:30 p.m. and will include food vendors., "Edgewater Live and Euclid Beach Live 2018 schedules announced," 24 Apr. 2018 Jim Jarvie, a longtime racer, loaned me a paddleboard. Nicole Tsong, The Seattle Times, "Ballard Elks’ paddleboard races are a seaworthy adventure," 1 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of paddleboard

1932, in the meaning defined above

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