If you love getting out on the water, then there is no doubt that paddle boarding is a great thing to try. Whether you are a certified pro already or a complete novice, Stand Up (SUP) boards come in different shapes and sizes making it perfect for anyone looking to try something new or already participate. Aquaplanet provides a great variety of SUP boards for any skill level, for those looking to take up paddle boarding. It is a great form of exercise, as it is outside most people’s normal scope of activities compared to more traditional forms like running and going to the gym. Getting out in fresh air on your SUP board is a great way to improve not only your physical but also your mental health as well, as exercise has proven benefits for the latter.
There are many different things to do with your SUP boards, if just trying to stay up and paddle is not enough! Whilst it is important to have fun when you are paddle boarding, it is also imperative that you stay safe as well. With many outlets now offering lessons and tours, this is the best way to start as a beginner if you are new to the sport. This blog will look into the different activities you can do to get the most out of your paddle boarding, so keep on reading to find out more!
Explore the UK
With many areas of natural beauty in the water across the UK, SUP boards are the perfect medium to explore new places which you won’t get to see on land (or as close up at least!) when you are paddle boarding. Whether you want to research anywhere local to your location, or plan a trip away with your loved ones or friends, some examples of some places to go include: River Tay in Scotland, Wye Valley on the border of England and Wales. These are just a couple of examples which include not only some beautiful areas to explore but suitable for all depending on your paddle boarding skill level. The River Tay is best for those experienced paddle boarders, whereas Wye Valley is a great place for beginners looking to find their feet. With SUP boards, it gives you a great opportunity to explore in the water and is easy to see why it is the fastest growing water sport in the UK, with it being so accessible for everyone with only limited equipment needed to get going.
Get out with a group
Not only for its practicalities when it comes to safety, being in a larger group whilst paddle boarding can offer more possibilities and be more enjoyable than being out by yourself. Depending on why you want use SUP boards, if you want to get away in your own space and have freedom then it may be beneficial to be with yourself, but being out in a group whether it is friends and family or on a tour amongst strangers, the social benefits of getting out with others is great for your mental health. It also opens up more activities to do, such as races or courses or even battles to see who can stay up the longest!