There is something special about the ocean that is almost ethereal. This makes sense as researchers found that ocean sounds put you in a meditative state. This could be the reason why so many people are drawn to stand up paddle boarding. The following will highlight a few things you need to know about this sport.
A Few Stand up Paddle Boarding Pointers
One thing that all stand up paddle board or SUP enthusiasts need to keep in mind is that it is best to get on the board in calm or flat waters.
Especially if you are a beginner – it’s best to ensure the board is stable when you try to stand on it.
Choosing the right size SUP is also important so check with the experts at The Destination. You don’t want it to be tipping over, which could happen if you choose a board that is too small.
These are just a few basic pointers, but there is more to learn. The best way to learn is by experience and yes you will get wet as you are learning to keep your balance.
Fun Activities With SUP Boarding
You can do a lot of things with the board once you get used to SUP boarding. For example, some people in Vancouver like to do yoga on their boards. This is a great way to improve balance, work your core muscles and with the soothing waters help set a peaceful mood. Yoga enthusiasts who are looking for their next big challenge may find it in SUP boarding.
Of course, yoga is not the only thing that SUP enthusiasts can try. Some people paddle board to fishing areas. Those who are a little more competitive might be interested in SUP racing, which is a fun activity for the entire family. Check out the annual Kalamalka Classic Paddle Board Festival.
Another fun activity that your entire family can try is SUP tug-a-wars. This game requires a rope and strength – one team will like fall into the water… brace yourself! Tug-a-war is just one game that you can play, but there are many others and with a little imagination and a willing family or group of friends you will think of others.
One of the most popular places for SUP enthusiasts is the Deep Cove, which is in North Vancouver. This is a great place to meet others SUP enthusiasts and where you can learn about the sport.
Be sure to visit The Destination Slope and Surf Outfitters, which has all the supplies that you will need for your oceanic adventures.