Stand up Paddling (SUP)
Stand up paddle surfing and stand up paddle boarding is an offshoot of surfing that originated in Hawaii.
Unlike traditional surfing where the rider sits until a wave comes, stand up paddle boarders stand on their boards and use a paddle to propel themselves through the water.
Stand up paddle (SUP) is a new sport similar to surf, at its simplest form which is standing up on a large board using a paddle for moving and keeping balance. It's a new form of surfing that allows everyone to catch some waves with a little practice.
Moreover, it can be enjoyed in calm days for a relaxing stroll and cruising through channels, sharp coves and caves.
Lately, a new form of SUP activity has arisen, that is SUP Yoga, i.e. taking yoga exercises on a SUP board floating on the sea. When the water gets wavy, you can go for catching some waves and get pure adrenaline injections.
Undoubtedly, Crete offers the perfect environment for SUP surfers, in flat-sea conditions everyone can easily plan a little excursion along the coast.
SUP is becoming very popular in Crete and there are many schools and clubs that anyone can join. Calm beaches around Elounda, Heraklion, Chania, Hersonissos and Rethymnon are very popular for SUP.
Stand Up and Paddle in Crete to explore idyllic beaches of unique beauty around Chania. Surfing Crete will take you on a paddling journey around the secret bays around Chania in Crete! Amazing beaches, small bays, rocks and caverns to be explored.
It doesn't matter if you have not tried Stand up paddling, or SUP, before, the expert instructors of Surfing Crete will teach you the right paddling technique. This way, you won't get exhausted during your excursion and you'll be able to fully enjoy the experience.
Most importantly they will show you how to enjoy the secluded beaches around Chania, the landscapes and help you explore the history of western Crete.
Experience Crete from a different perspective and enjoy the sun and sea with a SUP excursion!
5 Reasons to Try Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP)
Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) has been gaining popularity in the last 5 years.
It’s a great workout, it’s safe for everyone and you can see nature up close and personal – the reasons go on. The sport has grown in many different formats from racing to leisure and from bootcamp to yoga classes. Anyone can find a reason to get on a SUP.
1.Full Body Workout
Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) works your arms, legs, back and core. By paddling to a point in the horizon you can get a serious workout going against the wind or the current. The instability of the boards allows your body to work the smaller muscle groups.Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) Yoga with KB Sculpt The best thing about stand up paddle boarding is you will get a workout without even realizing it. You can paddle hard and feel the burn or paddle casually and still work your
balance and core strength.
People of all ares are trying Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP), loving it and including it into their exercise and recreation routines. This sport is easy on joints and is therapeutic to the mind and body. Learning how to stand up and stabilize on a SUP is much easier than learning how to surf in waves.
3. Explore Nature
Getting on a Stand Up Paddle Board puts you right out into natures to enjoy the sights, sounds and smells up close and personal. With the water under your feet, navigating through inaccessible marshy areas and lagoons puts you in the perfect viewpoint to observe amazing wildlife and exotic lands.
Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) Yoga with KB Sculpt
If you’re not into racing, you can use your board as a chance to get some “me” time. Being on the water is a way to unwind listen to the birds chirp and hear the tide splashing on the shore.
5. Socialize with Friends & Family
Paddling is a great why to disconnect from any technological distraction and enjoy great company like we used to. Enjoy great conversation with friends, family or take your 4-legged friend along for a ride. Time flies paddling alongside your buddy and chatting away.