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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Stand Up Paddle Boarding | The Best Places to SUP (Part 1 of 3)

Where’s the best place to stand up paddle board? Is it on the ocean, a calm lake, or a winding river?  We know it’s a hard decision.  Therefore, within the next few posts, StoreYourBoard will be giving you a list of the best places to SUP when it comes to the ocean, lake, and river.

The top 5 places to SUP on the biggest/baddest body of water out there, the ocean:

Maui, Hawaii – Making the top of our list, Maui is a great place if you want to take your SUP experience to the next level by taking on the swells.  However, if you are not interesting in a SUP surfing experience, take on the calmer waves to view this tropical paradise. 

St. Martin – This Caribbean island offers a variety of places to SUP with their 34 beaches, but the best spot is in their Marine Park on the North East of the French side of the island.  If you’re looking for a flat body of water to SUP check out Pinel Island.  If you’re looking for more of a wave, try the Wilderness and Caye Verte, both located in the Marine Park

La Jolla Sea Caves – Located in San Diego, California, the La Jolla Sea Caves are a string of 7 caves located within a sandstone sea cliff.  Only one of the caves, Sunny Jim’s Cave, is accessible by land.  To view the others, visitors kayak or SUP since the only way access is the ocean.  They are a wonderful view that you definitely don’t want to forget your camera for!

Outer Banks, North Carolina –This 200 mile long string of islands off the coast of North Carolina is home to many water sport locations.  With the SUP popularity rising in this destination, you can’t go wrong at any of the locations.  However, the best SUP location according to the locals is at North Duck Watersports location.  With peaceful water and tremendous views, it is the best place to learn to SUP.

Perth, Australia – Though any beach in Australia would be perfect for stand up paddle boarding, Perth provides stand up paddleboarding like no other.  The turquoise lagoon is filled with colorful fish offering a wonderful view for paddle boarders above.

Other great ocean spots to SUP include: Malibu, California; Chorrillos, Peru; and Sayulita, Nayarit, Mexico.

Check out Part 2: The Top 5 Best Lakes to SUP
Check out Part 3: The Top 5 Best Rivers to SUP

Ride On,