7 Reasons you should start Stand Up Paddling today

November 02, 2017

Water sports are the favourite sport of many people because it is a fun and exciting sport. It also provides the relaxation with the natural environment. SUP (stand-up paddle boarding) is a water sport that has become increasingly popular. In Thailand itself, the growth of the SUP sports group is evident by the presence of the SUP Sports Club and the increase in service providers.

Many people may wonder that why SUP is so popular with just standing on the board and then paddle around. Why are so many people turning to this kind of water sport? So let’s see why you should involve with Paddle Boarding.

7 Reasons to try Stand Up Paddling before it too late!

Credit : Phillip Muller

Credit : Phillip Muller

1. SUP is similar to surfing but not as hard as surfing.

If you’ve ever tried surfing, you might found that it’s not easy to just stand on the board and not to fall into the water. Let’s try to turn to a simpler sport like SUP, just balance your body on the paddleboard and paddle around. If you are good at it, then you can adjust to playing with the waves.


2. Easy to try.

SUP is easy to play because you don’t have to worry about falling off the board before standing on it. The hardest part of playing SUP is learning how to stand on the board without falling into the water. You may take a few hours to learn from the trainer, which is not too long to get discouraged and stopped playing.


3. Create a peace of mind.

Most of the time, water sports are often a fun, exciting, and stimulate your adrenaline creating, but SUP is a sport that puts you in touch with nature and creates peace of mind and helps relieve tension as well.


4. Adjust to match your style.

Even though SUP is a sport that makes you stay with yourself and create peace and relaxation. But at the same time, SUP is a sport that can be adjusted to excitement such as getting SUP as rafting. This is an activity that excites and stimulates adrenaline creation quite well.


5. A sport with a long history.

Although SUP is said to be a new water sport. But the truth is this type of sport comes from old African people around thousands of years ago and then developed in the ’60s in Hawaii when the boatman began to use his canoeing paddle in the sea.


6. Able to play anywhere.

SUP does not need to play just only in the sea but anywhere with water and its surface is calm, such as in the river, dam or large pond, you can enjoy Paddle Boarding. Or if you want to add some excitement, you can play SUP like that too such as surfing in the sea by starting with small waves first. If you afraid of it, let your trainer suggest you some tips. For beginners, it is recommended to play the area that has smooth water surface, less airflow and give you the ease to control your paddle board. If your skill is quite fine, try to play in natural water sources such as a river or sea.


7. Fast growing water sport.

SUP is a water sport that has its popular increasing every day. Also the number of SUP players is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. But for Thailand, SUP is a very new sport. So start playing today then you will be the great SUP players in the front row in Thailand.

SUP is a water sport that you could start you practice section easily and can spend as much time with it as you need, or if you do not have much time, SUP is a sport that strengthens your body and relieves tension from work and study very well.


WeSUP is born by the group of Thai SUP enthusiasts, who are deeply enthralled by stand-up paddling or SUP. Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) is the fastest growing sport across the world. We want to push on it and aim to be the leading SUP Sport guide in Thailand.

Not only SUP is fun and perfect for your entire family, but SUP also has huge benefit for you. SUP opens up a whole new world of exploration, fitness and adrenaline. It's a great way to get fit, developing core strength, cardio fitness, flexibility, balance and allows you to choose your own path to better health. Unlike surfing, you don't need waves to paddleboard, you can go paddling on any open water, an ocean, lake, and even a river. If you never try SUP, Let's start!