Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP) is a wonderful way to get out onto the water, and get fit at the same time. Whether you enjoy the occasional paddle or are looking to become a full-time waterman Pier52 has you covered.
The basics of SUP and surfing are very similar. Learning to stand up on a board in the ocean is not just a great SUP skill; it will also help you feel more comfortable when learning to surf.
One of the many benefits of stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) is its versatility. You can do it almost anywhere and go at your own pace. The basic concept of stand-up paddleboarding is simple. You stand up on a large buoyant board and use an oar -- known as a paddle -- to propel yourself along.
We advise that a beginner should be an intermediate swimmer and know how to float on their back in case they fall off their board."
Benefits of Paddlebarding
Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP) is a wonderful way to get fit. SUP has become increasingly popular in recent years, and it’s not hard to see why:
It’s easy to learn how to stand up on two feet and glide through calm waters
You can burn over 1,000 calories just by paddling for an hour! That’s more than if you were running or biking for that long
It's great for your core because it requires balance and coordination
You can exercise almost anywhere - from secluded lakes in nature parks (with permission) to many of the British beaches.
Stand-up paddleboarding is a great way to explore the waterways, as it allows you to do so in a fun and relaxing way. One of the many benefits of stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) is its versatility. You can do it almost anywhere and go at your own pace. You can take your board out for an afternoon cruise on the ocean or lakeshore, or get up early in the morning for a sunrise paddle session with friends. SUP is also perfect for those with limited mobility, as there's no need to climb into a boat or swim once you're on top of your board!
Gateway to Surfing
Surfing and paddleboarding are quite similar. The basic idea is to stand up on a board, but that's not enough to get going. You'll need to learn how to paddle, balance your weight on the board, turn it around and steer it in different directions.
Learning these skills will help you feel more confident when learning to surf—and they're great for paddling too. If you have some experience with SUP, then learning how to stand up on your board will be easy!
How to Paddleboard
The basic concept of stand-up paddleboarding is simple. You stand up on a large buoyant board and use an oar — known as a paddle — to propel yourself along.
As you stand, you can move the paddle from side to side or from front to back in order to steer, which makes it easy to navigate obstacles like rocks and surfers, who typically avoid these boards because they’re so slow. Stand-up paddling does require balance and practice at first, but once you get the hang of things it becomes easier.
What do you need to start at Pier52?
Know how to swim.
Know how to float on your back in case you fall off your board.
Be able to tread water if you fall off your board and need help getting back on it (it's not easy).
Be able to swim toward shore if you lose the paddleboard,
- Have a sense of adventure
Although experience really helps, you don't need any to start paddleboading at Pier52. Pier52 is a great place for land locked adventurers to practice before they hit the ocean on their Summer vacation.
Paddleboarding, like many other sports and activities, is one that does not require any experience to enjoy. If you are up for trying something new and exciting, then you can try paddleboarding at Pier52.
As you can see, it is not hard to learn how to stand up on a paddleboard. With the right equipment (which we have) and some superb instructors (which we have too) a few practice sessions and anyone can be a stand up paddler in no time at all!
If you want to know more just give us a call on 07498211962 to learn more.