Can you use the same board for stand up paddling as you would for surfing (assuming you have a longboard)? I would like to do both and I was hoping to get one board for both purposes. thanks!
Maybe? It would have to be a longboard, and the thicker the better. Ozoboard has a crossover one that's supposed to be good for both.
Paddle boarding has been a very fast growing sport and with that came a broad variety of boards built for multiple activities. While you won't be able to cross-over a longboard surfboard to paddle, they do make various paddle boards that double for cruising and surfing. Speak with an experienced rep and let them know where you'd like to go with your board. A good rep will be able to take that info, your body composition, and experience level and match you with what you need.