It’s time to take advantage of the brief blast of sunshine known as British summer time – it may be fleeting, but it can be glorious! Make the most of the weather and get outside and try something new. Our favourite new activity is Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) – and here’s why you should give it a try:
What is SUP?
Originating off the shores of Hawaii, SUP is an accessible off-shoot of surfing. You stand on the large board with a single-ended paddle, allowing you to paddle further out into the ocean, race, ride breaking waves or travel over incredibly long distances. Even if the weather isn’t perfect, a wetsuit will protect you from the cold if you’re trying it in the UK.
5 Things To Try On A SUP
Paddleboard races: See how fast you and your friends can paddle for the ultimate workout.
Gladiator matches: Find a courageous pal and battle to the death using foam batons. Ok, not to the death, to the splash.
SUP Yoga: Engage your core – falling out of downward dog into a lake will not be fun.
Tug of war: Tie two boards together and see who has the strength and balance to pull the other board over the line.
Balance training: Up the ante and bring a mini Bosu ball on to your paddleboard to improve your core stability.
Where To Try SUP
London: Active 360
Cornwall: SUP Cornwall
Dorset: Jurassic Coastline Activities
Newcastle: Board Skillz
Cumbria: Visit Cumbria