Stand up paddle boarding (SUP) has become increasingly popular over the last few years as an alternative to surfing. If done correctly it can be a whole body workout really focusing on the core muscles. Standing on a long board, balancing and stabilizing yourself and then pulling your weight through the water can be a tough process, especially when battling against the current and wind. SUP is a great way to release tension, clear your head, have a fun workout and be outdoors all at the same time.
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If you want to give stand-up paddle boarding a go, check out these places:
Brisbane – Riverlife, get an instructed paddle-boarding experience starting from $55.
Noosa – Noosa Stand Up Paddle, right in the heart of Noosa Heads you can hire a board starting at $30 for 1 hour.
Kings Cliff – Watersports Guru, with 9kms of flat water along Cudgen Creek to take advantage of, it’s the perfect spot to kickstart your paddle boarding experience. Lessons start at $40 or hire a board for $20 an hour.
Sydney – Sydney Scenic SUP, take in the history and stunning scenery on a guided SUP tour starting from $85.
New York City – Manhattan Kayak, with more than 10 different tours to choose from, and the world’s most iconic city skyline as your backdrop, SUP in New York City is definitely an experience for the photo albums. Tours range from $40 to $250, depending on length and difficulty.