Hi All - first post here so allow me to provide a quick background. I’ve been paddling the CT shores of Long Island Sound for 5+ years now, on a BIC soft-tec all-around board. My fitness level has increased and I’m looking to now get more distance and speed out of my morning paddles (currently around 2.5-3 miles a day). I put a touring fin on and that has helped, but I think I’m ready to switch to a narrower, slightly longer touring board. The trouble is, I have not found many local shops that carry touring boards.
I’m not 100% sure where I stand on the inflatable/rigid debate, but I will say I live and do my paddling on a VERY rocky coastline.
Any input on board shops in CT, suggested boards, etc., would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much in advance.