It's easy to pick up
So what is stand up paddle boarding, and how can you get started?
All you really need to SUP is a surf style board and long paddle, making it affordable and simple for anyone to get started. The sport is kind of a cross between surfing and canoeing, but arguably easier than both. The trickiest part is standing and keeping your balance on the board while you propel the paddle through the water, but you’ll surprise yourself with the speed at which you master your sea legs and start speeding through the water.
SUP can also be enjoyed on pretty much any type of water, from urban SUP down city canals, to easy paddling on smooth lakes, to riding the waves of the open sea, making it one of the most adaptable water sports available. Once you’ve caught the bug it’s easy to find a place to practice and hone your SUP skills.