Coolest Activities with SUPAugust 31, 2016
It’s true that many people take up surfing simply for the solitude it offers. After all, when it’s just you, your board, and the waves, you can forget all about the demands of daily life. Of course, that doesn’t mean you can’t use your SUP as a tool for interacting with others.
If you are thinking of using your SUP as a way to partake in collaborative activities, start by looking around your community. Chances are good that there are already a few groups in place. For example, paddling is a popular activity that provides the perfect opportunity to meet new people and stay active. Now, let’s look at a few more activities that you can take part in with others on a SUP.
We have some good SUP activities that you should try.
1. Racing/ Endurance Events
If you live for the excitement that comes with competition, you’ll be thrilled to learn that there are actually plenty of opportunities, especially during the summer months, to go head-to-head with other competitive SUP enthusiasts.
2. SUP Yoga
If you live in an area with an active SUP community, you may have already noticed these classes becoming increasingly popular. Why? Actually there are plenty of reasons for practicing yoga on your SUP board. It’s a great way to work on your form, flexibility, balance, and overall level of fitness.
When practicing yoga on your SUP, it’s best to have calm waters, which is why you’ll find that many of these classes are held in the early morning. If you can’t find a SUP yoga class in your area, why not consider starting one yourself? For ideas on how to get started, check out Pinterest or simply do a Google search. You’ll be surprised by how much information is available.
3. Head Out with Your Dog
If your dog is well-trained and is comfortable being in and around the water, he or she may make the perfect paddleboard companion. Before you head out on the water, you’ll need to train them on the board while on land. Be sure to teach them to stay and dismount. Yes, it may take a little bit of time, but you’ll have plenty of fun in the end. It’s a good idea to start out on the calm waters of a lake or bay to let them get used to it.
Whether your dog prefers to hang out on the nose of the board or feels more comfortable staying close to you while you paddle, be sure they have a stable platform and secure footing. Don’t forget treats and fresh water. After the two of you are comfortable, look for community events or fundraisers in your area where the two of you can show off your skills.
4. Photography Trip
Whether you are a professional photographer or are simply honing your skills, you will quickly realize that taking photos from a SUP provides you with a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with nature, including aquatic and coastal wildlife and plants. It’s also ideal for capturing spectacular landscape views or panoramic shots. As an added bonus, a SUP gives you the chance to take amazing action shots of surfers, kite boarders, windsurfers, and more. This can be even more fun when done as a group.
Just be sure to get a stable board and have a way of protecting your gear. Then, get ready to take a few absolutely stunning shots of nature at its very finest.
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If you are a fan of fishing, loading up your fishing gear and tackle on your SUP is a great way to get up close and personal with the fish. While you can easily do this on your own, it’ll be even more fun to gather up a group of friends and head out for a day on the water.
There’s one thing to remember. When it comes to fishing, it’s best done with a few SUPS. This allows you to spread out your gear/ bait. Plus, you can separate into a couple of groups to find where the fish are hiding, which greatly improves your chances of catching one. Keep in mind that you can always rent SUPs if you have a few friends who are eager to go fishing with you, but don’t have a SUP of their own.
If you have other ideas for group SUP activities, feel free to share them with us!