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Stand Up Paddleboarding

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What is Stand Up Paddleboarding?

Unlike traditional surfing where the rider is sitting until a wave comes, stand up paddle boarders maintain an upright stance on their boards and use a paddle to propel themselves through the water.

There are various modes of stand up paddling, including flat water paddling for outdoor recreation, fitness, or sightseeing, racing on lakes, large rivers and canals, surfing on ocean waves, paddling in river rapids (whitewater SUP), SUP Yoga, and even fishing.

Equipment

A new SUP bard can cost between £400 - 2,500, however they can be rented for use. Cheaper inflatable boards are also available.

Facts

According to the Outdoor Foundation's 2013 Outdoor Participation Report, stand up paddle boarding was listed as the most popular outdoor activity among first-time participants in the USA.

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Partners

  • Safeguarding
    County Sport Network
  • Charnwood LSA
    Sport England
  • Active Leicester
    Blaby LSA
  • O&W LSA
    NWL LSA
  • Equality Standard
    Leicestershire County Council
  • Harborough LSA
    H&B LSA
  • Melton LSA
    Active Rutland