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Paddle Boarding FAQ’s
What is SUP or Stand Up Paddle Boarding?
A low impact sport that strengthens core muscles, SUP, also known as Stand Up Paddle Boarding, improves coordination and balance, and imparts a total body work out. This sport – or exercise – entails using a paddle, paddle board, and a variety of techniques and exercises.
What Does Learning Stand Up Paddle Boarding Consist of?
Unlike other sports, the learning curve for stand up paddle boarding is abbreviated. This is an activity that can be learned with a short training session that takes place on land. You can become very comfortable in the water with your paddle board and have a rudimentary proficiency if you have someone showing you the basics. The more adventurous have learned the basics by watching a few videos.
Why Stand Up Paddle Boarding?
Because you can get a fantastic full body work out. Once on the water, you feel stronger and lighter. Like no other movement, stand up paddle boarding fires up the core.
Who Is SUP Suitable For?
All abilities and ages are suitable for stand up paddle boarding – including children, spouses, parents, grandparents. It’s perfect for noncompetitive or competitive athletes or for anyone who is interested in cross training. If you have hip, knee or back injuries or condition, SUP can be used as a form of rehab. Some believe that this sport is perfect for connecting spirit, body and mind.
How Wet Will I Get?
We promise you that you won’t get so wet that a nice fluffy towel can’t remedy the situation. By the time you learn your basic skills, however, you’ll be staying on your paddle board far more than any time you spend in the water.
What Do I Wear?
The same as you would dress for a day at the pool or the beach. Shirt, shorts, swimsuit, hat, sunscreen, visor, towel. Typically stand up paddle boarding is done in bare feet, but bring your water shoes if you want.