Stand Up Paddle boarding (SUP) is a fun, easy and fast growing water sport that everyone can enjoy. It offers a great full body workout, both in the ocean surf or in wave-free lakes and rivers. This versatility makes stand up paddle boarding a popular choice for skiers, snowboarders and other athletes looking for an exciting yet relaxing way to cross-train on the water.
Paddle Boarding offers great views of everything from the marine life below to the horizon beyond as you stand at your full height on the water.
Newcomers to the sport should pick wider, flatter boards which offer greater stability. When choosing a paddle, look for one that feels comfortable in your hands and is approximately 6 to 10 inches taller than you are. If you plan on paddling in navigable waters, you will need to wear a personal flotation device (PFD). Always wear waterproof sunscreen and sunglasses to protect yourself from the UV radiation. In colder water, you will need a wet suit.