The Latest Craze in Adventure & Fitness Sports, Standup Padddleboarding!

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The fast-growing Adventure and Fitness sport of stand up paddleboarding, or SUP, is a great way to stay in shape and enjoy one of Mother Nature’s most valuable resources, water.  Driven by the fun workout, low learning curve and equipment that makes it easy to learn, stand up paddleboarding has risen from non-existent 15 years ago to red-hot.

Paddleboarding is totally versatile, takes minimal equipment, little if any instructional training and you can do it on any major water surface including oceans, lakes, streams and rivers.  Beginners can develop balance and strengthen their core by learning on flat, still water while advanced paddleboarders can race, ride waves and even paddle down rivers for a challenge!  It offers an amazing full body workout and is becoming a favorite cross-paddle boardtraining activity for skiers, snowboarders and other athletes. You also get the added benefit of a great view and the water’s cool refreshing breeze in your face.

Beginners can develop balance and strengthen their core by learning on flat, still water. Advanced paddleboarders can race or ride waves and the Extreme crowd can even paddleboard down fast moving rivers for a challenge!  Read full article

Kids have also jumped on the SUP bandwagon and more and more families are making paddleboarding their family adventure of choice.

Standup (SUP) and Prone Paddleboarding classes, training and group activities are available throughout Florida for men, women, children and families.  Florida’s Women’s Paddle Boarding Community has seen a tremendous growth spurt over the last 5 years and some Florida Adventure Companies have built their Paddle Boarding business around programs designed by women for women.

The first ever official SUP race took place in California’s Tahoe City in 2007 and its popularity has been explosive since then. Now the sport has its own Standup World Series!

group paddleboardingOur canine friends are never far behind when it comes to having a blast in and around any body of water and that’s certainly true with Paddleboarding.  It really is a dog-friendly activity.  This website features really helpful in-depth instructions and tips for how to go stand up paddle surfing with your dog.  Read full article

The Stand up Paddleboarding experience is one you won’t forget and you’ll never know what you’re missing if you don’t give it a try.  You’ve got nothing to lose except the possibility of having a great time with your friends and family!

 

 

 

 

 

One thought on “The Latest Craze in Adventure & Fitness Sports, Standup Padddleboarding!

  1. Teri says:

    I would like to know launch spots. I have been paddling the key Biscayne area, New Smyrna and oak hill. Some other Miami and Keyes spots would be nice! Thanks