A Surfer’s Delight
Stand-up paddleboarding is rapidly growing by leaps and bound. It’s an affordable, fun way to get out on the water for a day of recreation. You can do it virtually on almost any body of water from rivers, creeks, oceans, lakes, bays, canals, and even a private swimming pool if it is large enough. There are countless places that you can paddle safely.
You may be tempted to paddle into a body of water
that has fewer people paddle boarding or simply riding alone. But for the adventure seeker, you will quickly find out that lakes, canals, rivers, and even some remote underwater caves can be very rewarding. If you want to venture further afield, some beautiful islands off the coast of Maine are ideal places to paddle to. Some people love to cruise down long rivers and take in the scenery at the same time as they explore the aquatic wildlife. Others are content to simply row a kayak down a river or lake.
One of the best things about stand up paddle boarding
is that you can head out on long trips, even months at a time, without worrying about packing a day’s gear. The only equipment you need is the paddle and a set of paddling wheels (which can be purchased relatively inexpensively). You don’t need any fancy or expensive equipment to paddle out your heart out: a traditional surfing board, life jacket, a lightweight oar, a surfing pole, a small pump, and a helmet are all that you need to get out there.
Paddleboarding can be enjoyed by anyone
no matter how advanced their fitness levels are. For those who are new to the sport, it can be quite a transition. For the more experienced surfer, stand-up paddleboarding can add a whole new level of thrills and excitement. The type of boards that you choose will also depend on whether you want to venture out on long-distance journeys. Different boards were designed for use on rivers and lakes. If you want to paddle out into the ocean, then a heavier board would better suit your needs.
With modern technology
paddleboarding has taken the sport to a whole new level. These days you can purchase very maneuverable and very lightweight boards. There have also been quite a few innovations in materials used to make the boards – such as carbon fiber – which have made them even more durable and resistant to damage. They are available in a wide range of designs and colors so you are sure to find one to suit your tastes and style.
Overall, paddle boarding is not just for the hardcore surfing fan.
It can be enjoyed by people who prefer a slower-paced sport or even those who enjoy some gentle surfing action. So the next time you’re out on a rainy day, try something new… this could be the perfect sport for you!