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!
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.