Paddle Boarding, whait, what?

Can cheating on your significant other be good for your soul!

Let me start this off by saying that I have been kayaking for over a decade, from Colorado Whitewater, Calm Coastal rivers and ocean Ocean Touring. But this weekend, I tried paddleboarding, and I love it!

SUP, or Stand Up Paddle Boarding has been a hot trend in water sports for several years now. Why would standing on a big surfboard and paddling with a long paddle be going viral? Two weeks ago, my wife tried it for the first time, and I was in my kayak. It was a bit awkward with her being “up there” and me “down there” as we paddled together. This past weekend, I decided to pick one up and give it a try with her, and I have to say I had a blast! Here are just a few reasons why I think SUP is blowing up all around the world.

Your kayak is going to be a bit more lonely, she
might even think you are cheating on her – and you are!

Stand Up Paddle Boarding is a different way to be on the water. You interact with the water far more on a paddleboard than you do in a kayak or canoe. The vantage point of standing on the board allows you to see the sea-life in the water. We saw many different kinds of fish and lots of stingrays swimming all over the place, just doing their thing. The feeling of gliding across the water is a very peaceful zen relaxing meditation feeling that anyone can experience. Paddleboarding is a green sport, as there are no motors or no excessive noises to disturb nature, just a simple board and paddle.

Learning to balance

Just add water. All you need to Stand Up Paddle is a body of water, any water. Lakes, oceans, rivers, any waterway is suitable for paddleboarding. SUP is social or not. You can have fun on your own or with a group. It is easy to talk and socialize while paddling with friends or family.

Stand Up Paddle Boarding is fun! The main reason Stand Up Paddle Boarding is the fastest growing water sport on the planet is it is so much fun to do in so many different places and so many different ways. Stand Up Paddle Boarding, the pure sport of paddleboard and paddle has become a popular, diverse sport that is filling the world’s waterways with fun.

Inflatable Paddle Boards

Stand Up Paddling is an excellent exercise. One of the best low-impact workouts available is paddle boarding. It gives you a complete core muscle workout, fine-tunes your balance, builds your endurance, and, depending on how hard you paddle, can be an intense cardio exercise.

Stand Up Paddle Boarding has become many sports in one. You can paddleboard in the surf with small to large waves. Races are being held all over the world. Downwind open ocean runs of many miles are becoming more and more popular. Daredevils are taking paddle boards down rivers, even into whitewater rapids. Paddleboard fishing is spreading along the coast and in inland lakes and rivers. Fitness workouts and yoga are being done on paddleboards.

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