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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

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

Partners

  • Safeguarding
    East Midlands Platform
    North West Leicestershire District Council
    Rutland County Council
    QUEST
  • Equality Standard
    Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    Leicestershire County Council
    Melton Borough Council
    British Heart Foundation
  • Charnwood Borough Council
    Blaby District Council
    County Sport Network
    Loughborough University
    Leicester City Council
  • Sport England
    Age UK L&R
    Harborough District Council
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council

Partners

  • QUEST
    Charnwood Borough Council
  • Blaby District Council
    Age UK L&R
  • Melton Borough Council
    Harborough District Council
  • Equality Standard
    Leicester City Council
  • North West Leicestershire District Council
    Loughborough University
  • Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    Rutland County Council
  • British Heart Foundation
    Leicestershire County Council
  • East Midlands Platform
    Sport England
  • County Sport Network
    Safeguarding
  • Oadby & Wigston Borough Council