Stand up paddle boarding

Paddler surfers

Stand up paddle boarding (SUP) is where you stand up on a long board and propel yourself forward using a long paddle. You determine the intensity based on how fast you paddle. It is a very social activity because you can chat with your friends while you paddle along. There are even competitions for this sport.


Learning correct paddle stroke will help you enjoy the sport and allow you to paddle with ease.

Always wear a leg-rope when paddling if you fall off you will be able to get back onto your board safely.


  • Improves balance
  • Offers low impact exercise
  • A full body workout
  • Builds muscle strength
  • Improves muscle and joint mobility

What you need

Stand up paddle schools or rental kiosks will have all the equipment you need to borrow or to hire. Wear swimmers, sunscreen and bring a hat.

Stand up paddle boarding organisations

ASI Academy of Surfing Instructors 

Similar options

Canoeing, kayaking, dragon boating, rowing, and indoor rowing machines.