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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.

Campaigns

Parents in Sport Week: 1-7 October

This year’s Parents in Sport Week takes place 1 – 7 October 2018.

Partners

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

Partners

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