5 Reasons You Need To Try to Stand Up Paddleboarding
If you have ever seen anyone paddle boarding on the water whether it be the lake’s sea you might think what the appeal??
Stand up paddleboarding has not only has taken the UK and Europe by storm it’s worldwide, getting people of all ages and ability’s to enjoy the ocean and waterways. not only is this sports super fun it can be a very relaxing leisure activity perfect for beginners to take up.
If you have never tried it is so easy to get up and paddling, unlike surfing, kiteboarding or windsurfing you can pretty much just get on a board and paddle and your halfway there, after a beginner lesson on the basics and safety perorations you can pretty much go explore and go at your own rate, finding your balance and mastering paddling in a straight line can be a great challenge not to mention a physical work out. plus you don’t need masses of kit just a board and a paddle and your good to go
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1. Any One can do it
Yes pretty much. No matter your ability you can enjoy the tranquillity of paddling over the water or exploring hidden areas of the coast. men women, children and Oldtimers even if you’re not in great shape or a physical Hercules there is a board for you.
So simple just a board and paddle, you can race surf or explore paddle on lakes rivers and the sea, you can get inflatable boards and hard boards and some pretty good prices so you won’t need to break the bank. Its great for family holidays or days by the beach on lakes making the exploration of the natural world so much cooler and paddling out on the open ocean give you an incredible perspective of ocean life.
2. You can do it “almost” anywhere
Probably one of the biggest contributes to its popularity is its ease of use. If there
3. You can live your surf dream
If you have ever thought about living the surfing lifestyle with endless days of chasing waves and gliding across the unbroken crest of a wave in perfect flow your in luck. Stand up paddling boarding allows people who don’t have the physical fitness that surfing requires to get out and enjoy the surf a lot easier. Because stand up paddleboards have so much more volume, width and usually length it makes it relay easy to stay stable and paddle. so if you thought surfing looked too hard maybe paddle boarding is your thing
4. Your going to get seriously fit
Paddleboarding can be a great work out and based on the full body work out you can get, it can be a great cardiovascular and muscular workout. Its been suggested that causally paddleboarding at a leisurely pace can burn 300 – 450 calories per hour, surfing & touring can burn up to 700 calories and racing can burn up to 1100 calories. So if you were looking to get that lean six pack or lose a little body fat SUP could be your answer to get the lean body you always wanted.
5. It’s Becoming very popular
Yes SUP is not only for a select few you can now get board almost anywhere there is water and now with courses, instructor-led classes and inflatable paddleboards, the sport is becoming super accessible. Its no wonder that stand up paddle boarding has become the world’s fastest-growing water sport. Yet this new sport is meant to be older than surfing itself, originating in Africa thousands of years ago and used by Polynesia and Hawaiian islands as ways to help them travel the oceans and get their boats into shore. in the UK there has been an explosion in social paddling groups, paddling events and competitions. The accessibility means you don’t have to live near the coast to go paddling you just need some water and I can only see the sport growing more.
So what are you waiting for… find your local school or shop, rent a board or get a lesson from an instructor and give it a go you won’t regret it
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