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