Stand up paddle boarding may have seemed like a craze when it was first unleashed onto the market, however, it’s now considered to be a fully-fledged sport with clubs springing up all over the country. Best of all, it’s really easy to get started and also doesn’t require a large investment. In this article, I’m going to give you five persuasive reasons to give paddle boarding a try.
I remember the first time I went snowboarding – it was so hard that I got discouraged within an hour and pretty much haven’t tried it since. Paddleboarding isn’t like this. You don’t need hours of training to get started and it’s likely you’ll have learned to stand within an hour. Many people just take a paddleboard out onto a waterway and teach themselves, but you can also hire an instructor for around $20 an hour if you want to. Once you’ve mastered the basics, you won’t go far wrong.
Most water sports like white water rafting and surfing are all about the adrenaline rush, however, paddle boarding isn’t like this. It’s a serene sport and also quite relaxing. In fact, it’s so relaxing that paddleboard yoga has become a thing – this isn’t a joke! If you’ve ever wanted to try yoga while floating on the water and admiring the nature around you, learning how to paddle board could enable you to do this.
Paddle boarding’s closest neighbor, surfing, requires you to live near the sea in order to participate. Paddleboarding, however, can be done on any stretch of water. In fact, if you’re a beginner, not having to deal with the waves will certainly make it a lot easier to master the basics. Paddleboarding companies can be found close to most stretches of water like rivers and lakes.
Paddleboarding is the world’s fastest growing watersport and there are dedicated communities for the sport all over the world, as well as online. Not only will you have great fun if you give it a try, but you’ll be part of the craze that is sweeping the world.
Although we said above that paddle boarding is a relaxing sport, this doesn’t mean it has to be. Like most sports, it can be adapted to be more adventurous than it normally is. Try taking your paddleboard out on the white water and you’ll see what I mean.
Paddleboarding is a sport that provides tons of fun. If you’ve been considering giving it a go, hopefully, the reasons above have persuaded you. I’m sure you won’t regret it.