Aside from kayaking, stand-up paddle board or SUP is also popular amongst water adventurers. Stand-up paddle board is more buoyant, longer and wider than traditional surfboards. This is an excellent choice for first-timers as you can explore different areas of the sport. Flat water boards are stable and wide. Therefore, we highly recommend this for beginners as it’s easy to manage.
Stand-up paddle boarding or SUP is for all ages, even for small children accompanied by their parents for a chill led out adventure. Even more, it is a healthy outdoor activity shared with family and friends.
You don’t have to worry about not knowing how to swim. Everyone booked for this activity will be provided with a life jacket that serves as a buoyancy aid to help you float. Our professional team will always keep an eye on you.
Swimwear and towel. Wearing a proper swimwear can help you move comfortably. A safety jacket is provided by Adventure Sports.
Here are the top 8 health benefits of Paddle Boarding:
- No training needed: Anybody, at any age, and at any fitness level, can get into paddling. It’s relatively easy for beginners to get started in this fun sport.
- Burns calories: Depending on your weight, age and time spent paddling, you could easily burn a couple of hundred calories doing this activity. In fact, independent research by SUP World Magazine did on a group of SUP paddlers weighing between 75 –90 kg, showed that a leisurely paddle could burn between 305–430 calories.
- Fun Workout: Many kayakers jump in their boat to unwind on the water, without really realizing the positive effect paddling has on their fitness, muscle development, and flexibility. But as you’ll see below, paddling can be a serious workout that builds lean muscle and torches calories.
- Mental health: Paddling has been proven to combat depression, reduce stress, and lower anxiety in numerous studies
- Good for the Joints: Low impact exercise reduces the forceful contact (impact) the body has with the ground. Unlike running, jumping, and contact sports, paddling has a positive influence on your joints – it’s good for suppleness of the joints and overall mobility.
- Great for the Core: Proper paddling technique actually utilizes the muscles of the back and abdominal just as much, if not more than, the arms. Many sports and workout programs neglect core conditioning, whereas, in paddling, it’s activated most of the time.
- Vitamin D: Getting active and spending time outdoors takes more effort, but it is much more rewarding, plus, sunlight on the skin helps our bodies to produce that much-needed vitamin D. Those little rays of sunshine not only feel good to bask in, but also play a critical part in our physical and mental health.
- Personal Growth through Skill Development: Learning these skills provides and an enormous sense of achievement, self-worth, and satisfaction. The fact that you put yourself out there, embraced the uncomfortable, and ended up being proficient in a new skill, shows a lot about your character.