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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Stand Up Paddle Boarding | It’s Everywhere

A new board sport is hitting the scene and making a name for itself: Stand Up Paddle Boarding.  Though it has been around for a few years, its popularity is rising with the easy accessibility and excellent workout the sport provides.  

A well-rounded sport, stand up paddle boarding allows its rider to stand up paddleboard on lakes, rivers, and oceans—there are no limitations.  The lakes and rivers provide a calmer atmosphere and are better places to paddleboard for a beginner.  However, you don’t have to be an advanced rider to be in the ocean.  The ocean provides a rider with calm waves to coast over, along with swells to transform your paddle boarding experience in to one similar to a surfer’s.

Stand up paddle boarding can be a great way to take in the area as well.  With the rider in a standing position, paddle boarding down the windy rivers offers a great opportunity to tour the area and it’s local spots (and for free too!).

Like most sports, stand up paddle boarding is an awesome cardio workout.  It tones the rider’s arms, core, legs and butt as they try to stay balanced while paddling through the water.  It is an all over body toning workout that, surprisingly, doesn’t leave the rider sore the next day.  Though it may seem difficult to pick up, stand up paddle boarding is actually a sport that most people believe anyone can do.  

So if you’re planning your next vacation and want to stay active, try looking to rent a stand up paddleboard to learn the area.  If you’re an experienced rider, check out and take look at our SUP Racks to show off your board.

Ride On,