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8 lagoas paradisíacas do litoral potiguar para pesseio de Stand up paddle

O Rio Grande do Norte é conhecido por suas belezas naturais, em especial as maravilhosas praias, mas o Estado abriga ainda lagoas encantadoras, algumas de águas cristalinas, como as de Nísia Floresta, a 40 km de Natal. O passeio é perfeito para fugir da cidade com amigos e família e aproveitar para nadar, fazer esportes aquáticos como o stand up paddle, flyboard, vela e caiaque, ou simplesmente relaxar. Confira a seleção do apaixonado por viagens Joilson Garcia para o site Apartamento 702.

Litoral Norte

1. Lagoa Peracabu ou Piracabus

Foto: Claudio Antonio da Silva

Foto: Claudio Antonio da Silva

Lagoa Peracabu, em Maxaranguape

Essa maravilha fica no município de Maxaranguape e é ideal para passar um dia agradável relaxando ou curtindo esportes aquáticos como o stand up paddle ou caiaque. O acesso é feito de carro, pela estrada que liga Maracajaú a Caraúbas, ou de buggy, pela praia de Maracajaú, logo após o Manoa Park. Para mais informações de como chegar, ligue para (84) 9931-7230 e fale com Rosineire, que também oferece passeios de cavalo, quadriciclo e buggy pela região.

2. Lagoa da Cotia

Foto: Luis Barros

Foto: Luis Barros

Lagoa da Cotia, no litoral norte do Rio Grande do Norte

A belíssima e encantadora Lagoa da Cotia fica no município de Rio do Fogo, a 65 km de Natal. O acesso se dá pela BR-101 até a entrada da Praia de Zumbi. Na rotatória, entrar à esquerda e seguir por uma estrada de barro por cerca de 1 km. No local, é permitido o acesso ao público, porém, às margens da lagoa existem propriedades privadas (R$ 10,00 a entrada). Há também bares que servem refeições e alugam outras estruturas de lazer.

3. Lagoa de Jacumã

Localizada no município de Ceará Mirim, a 35 km de Natal, a Lagoa de Jacumã é excelente para quem quer um banho de água doce e ter um pouco mais de aventura curtindo a famosa tirolesa e o skiágua. Na tirolesa, por meio de um cabo de aço, o turista desce da duna e cai dentro da lagoa; já no no Skiágua, você escorrega na duna em cima de uma espécie de lona até chegar à lagoa. Uma sensação incrível.

Foto: Trilhas e Aventuras

Foto: Trilhas e Aventuras

Lagoa de Jacumã

4. Lagoa Azul

A deslumbrante e paradisíaca Lagoa Azul fica no município de Maxaranguape, a 60 km de Natal. O lugar é de uma beleza impressionante. Além de desfrutar de um maravilhoso banho nas suas águas quase minerais, o turista também pode fazer passeios de buggy pela região, ou se preferir, tem as trilhas para os mais ávidos. O acesso se dá pela BR-101 até o trevo de Pititinga, entre à esquerda e siga por uma estrada de barro por cerca de 2 km, sentido Ceará-Mirim, depois entre à esquerda até chegar à Lagoa. Às margens da lagoa há um bar que serve refeições de comidas típicas da região.

Litoral Sul

1. Lagoa Carcará

Foto: Alex Uchoa

Foto: Alex Uchoa

Carcará, no litoral sul

Um dos lugares paradisíacos do Rio Grande do Norte, a exuberante Lagoa do Carcará tem água límpida e transparente, um espetáculo aos olhos para quem a visita, um verdadeiro paraíso. Em volta da lagoa, existem restaurantes com comidas regionais. O local também é propício para a prática do windsurf, além de dispor de caiaques e pedalinhos que podem ser alugados pelo turista. Essa lagoa faz parte do sistema “Lacuste Bonfim”, composto por várias lagoas da região.

2. Lagoa de Arituba

Para quem procura ar puro, muito verde, tranquilidade e um ótimo lugar para contemplação da natureza, a Lagoa de Arituba é a ideal. Suas águas cristalinas é um convite para um delicioso banho, desfrutando de momentos de paz e descontração. Para aqueles que gostam de atividade física, também podem fazer um  passeio de caiaque ou de pedalinhos, apreciando a beleza singular do lugar.

Foto: Alex Uchoa

Foto: Alex Uchoa

Um dia relaxante na Lagoa Arituba

3. Lagoa do Bonfim

Divulgação

Divulgação

Lagoa do Bonfim, no RN

E por último, tem a Lagoa do Bonfim, a maior do Rio Grande do Norte, muito procurada pelos praticantes do Flyboard, devido ter uma boa profundidade. Você também pode fazer o stand up paddle, andar de caiaque ou de jet-ski, uma experiência incrível. No finalzinho da tarde, aprecie um espetáculo da natureza, um belíssimo pôr do sol desde a lagoa, para recarregar as energias da alma e as boas expectativas para o dia que virá.

4. Lagoa de Alcaçuz

A Lagoa de Alcaçuz é outra boa pedida. Além de desfrutar de um relaxante banho, você também pode fazer passeios de quadriciclo pela região, ou se preferir, tem as trilhas para os mais ávidos. Para quem não quiser se hospedar na cidade, algumas empresas de turismo oferecem um tour por Alcaçuz saindo de Natal.

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WHAT MAKES A GREAT DOWNWIND SUP BOARD

WHAT MAKES A GREAT DOWNWIND SUP BOARD

Huge question this – what makes a great downwind sup board?

There are so many variables and possibilities to this question and I don’t believe that one board is better than the other, but having ridden many of them I think it is worth putting my thoughts down.

If we first break things down into 2 specific board shapes that will help people recognise what I am talking about.

The Race Board – Starboard Ace

Starboard Ace downwind boarddownwind sup board by starboard

The Starboard Ace has features more likened to a race board. Very soft rails running from the nose back, a fuller nose volume, super thing tail and a flat underside.

The Jimmy Lewis M14

jimmy lewis m14 sup board uk

The Jimmy Lewis M14 downwind sup board is more akin to a classic gun surfboard that has been stretched out.    Sharper rails from front to back, a constant rocker line and thinner nose to aid in surfing, with a round/pintail to help with steering.

As I said before, I have ridden lots of boards and this little blog is not specifically focused on these 2 boards, it is just using them as examples.

Catching bumps:

This is ultimately what downwind paddling is all about but it doesn’t have to be open ocean and howling winds.   Often we will run downwind clinics and do our own stuff in winds as low as F2 with tiny, barely notable ripples.

The art to catching bumps is something we talk about in our other blogs so we’ll stay on track here and discuss how a downwind sup board helps with this.

Using our 2 shapes above we’ll look at the Starboard Ace first.   The board overall is faster through the water with the bow shape peeling open the water as it travels forward.  Also having a flatter rocker line can increase speed in smaller waves as you don’t have a belly of the board creating resistance.

Compare this to the M14 that has a large flat facing area pushing into the water, until it projects itself up onto the plane.   The rocker line being a bit more also creates a drag effect in very small waves, but at the same time this rocker line means you don’t bury the nose and easily paddle out without diving.

Stability:

Round rails such as those found on the Starboard Ace do not hold the board down to the water as well as sharper rails found on the M14 downwind sup board.   This can have a big effect on overall board stability.

The M14 has a nice constant plan shape that doesn’t suddenly narrow at the nose or tail so you find stability when you are both in normal paddle stance and when stepping back further to get the nose up.

The Ace has a very narrow tail and I found this more tricky paired with the round rails unless the board was really motoring along.

The whole thing about stability is also reliant on the paddler so this needs to be a personal choice more than something someone writes.

Continued glide:

Once you are on a bump how easy is it to keep going?     I have to say that the race bow on the Starboard Ace made speed and therefore glide a no brainer as it has little drag or resistance compared to the M14, but when the waves and swell got over a couple of foot then both board started to perform in a similar way.

With any board that has more rolly feel such as a round rail race board you are always on your game to keep control of the tip and lean of the board, but with the M14 with sharper rails once you are on the plane it is solid as a rock and you have to really direct it.

Steering:

The M14 downwind sup board is a no brainer as it rides like a surfboard and you bury a rail to direct the board and can increase lean with the use of your paddle.  Even when you do drop off the back of a bump the board can easily be steered with inverse rail pressure and doesn’t aggressively try to drop you.

I did find the Ace downwind sup board a bit more tricky, but bear in mind it is a bit more rolly and so this takes time to dial into.  Steering and tracking was very positive and really helped with a good size fin keep you directed.

Fins

This is super important when using a downwind sup board  and is totally dependent on board shape and rider skill.    I personally prefer a slightly bigger fin as this really helps in our messy UK conditions where we are often travelling in multidirectional waves.   If it was a simple case of gliding a bump in then a smaller fin is easy to use but I find they tend to let the grip go when you start being bumped left and right by cross waves.

Ease of use:

Again this is a personal choice. I really like to feel comfortable when I am out at sea and don’t want to fight or put too much effort into just standing especially in rougher water.   At the same time I love the feel of a more continued glide and faster projection on to waves.

Summary:

As I said this isn’t a blog that looks to critique either downwind sup board as both have pros and cons. I have my favourite and you’ll have yours.

Best thing to do is get out there when it is rough, windy and messy. Get yourself tuned in and used to handling rough water.   Then start worrying about what downwind sup board you ride and how you can improve your own experience.

One tip is to get an Indo Board. We use the Indo Board to improve balance and footwork around the board which is a massive help in controlling your downwind sup board.

KARIN SIERRALTA: “A VECES PIENSO QUE EL SUP PODRÍA LLEGAR A REEMPLAZAR AL SURF”

KARIN SIERRALTA: “A VECES PIENSO QUE EL SUP PODRÍA LLEGAR A REEMPLAZAR AL SURF”

  • Publicado por Fernando Labad
  • El 31 agosto, 2015

El pasado 10 de febrero la Asociación Panamericana de Surf (PASA) se renovaba con la llegada del peruano Karín Sierralta a la presidencia, y se propone llevar el surfing a los Panamericanos Lima 2019. Fue el resultado de las elecciones democráticas por las que organizaciones nacionales de 22 países del continente eligieron su nuevo comité ejecutivo.

De larga trayectoria en la gestión del surf en la región, el directivo peruano se desempeña también como director ejecutivo de la Federación Deportiva Nacional de Tabla, presidente ejecutivo del Tour Profesional ALAS y vicepresidente de la International Surfing Association.

Conocí a Karin en unos de mis viajes a Perú con la selección de la Federación Española de Surf en el 2010. No tardé en darme cuenta de que era un apasionado de sus olas, de su gente y de su trabajo. Desde entonces sigo, desde la distancia continental, su labor al frente de los diferentes cargos que desempeña. Para mi supone todo un ejemplo y el espejo donde reflejarme. Es admirable cómo ha integrado el SUP dotándole cobertura institucional, un trabajo tedioso,  a veces ingrato, y alejado de los focos deslumbrantes de los pódiums.

Es por ello que quiero dedicarle mi primera entrevista en el blog de SUP Traveller.

Fernando Labad: Sabemos que eres un gran surfista pero que también te encanta hacer SUP con tu familia. ¿Podrías definir el Stand Up Paddle en pocas palabras?

Karin Sierralta: Te diría que el SUP es un deporte completo, divertido, seguro que puede practicarse a cualquier edad sin necesidad de tener un buen estado físico, ni preparación previa. Simplemente es una actividad apta para todos.

FL: ¿Cómo estás viendo el progreso del SUP en tu querido Perú?

KS: Si bien ha crecido mucho en los últimos años no veo el crecimiento que puedo ver en otros países y es que Perú es un país de Olas y el SUP, sobre todo el de paseo o race, evoluciona más rápido en aguas tranquilas.

FL: ¿Qué futuro le auguras dentro de los organismos en los que estás trabajando? ¿Qué planes tenéis para ello?

KS: El futuro es demasiado grande para definirlo hoy. Al punto que a veces pienso que podría llegar a reemplazar al surf. Simplemente la tecnología avanza tan rápido que hoy los SUPers pueden hacer casi todas las maniobras que hacen los surfers.

En cuanto a planes. En el Tour ALAS ya incluimos el SUP Surf desde el año pasado y se están viendo proyectos para hacer el Tour de RACE, probablemente la primera etapa sea este año en un país de Sudamérica.

En PASA debemos seguir la misma línea e incluir el SUP en todos los eventos.

Nos falta promover el SUP en categorías menores así que lo más probable es que lo haga PASA.

FL: ¿Ves en el Stand Up Paddle un importante motor para el desarrollo turístico en tu continente?

KS: Totalmente, ya tenemos información que solo en EEUU el SUP es considerado la actividad mas realizada por los turistas.

Es una actividad perfecta para el turista, muy divertida y fácil. En todos los lugares tenemos agua como lagos, ríos, mar y por ultimo hasta en piscinas. Creo que el SUP seguirá creciendo muy rápido.

FL: Recientemente, durante tu viaje a Europa, has estado visitando y surfeando la ola de Surfsnowdonia. Has podido constatar el trabajo conjunto entre grupos privados de inversión y administración. ¿Qué impresión te has llevado de esta experiencia?

KS: Me encantó poder confirmar que el Surf esta en todos lados. Lo que se viene en esta década son las Olas artificiales y poder hacer surf en cualquier parte del mundo.

El Surf se ha vuelto muy atractivo para los inversionistas y esto debido a la gran masificación del deporte en el mundo entero.

FL: Los que hemos viajado a Perú sabemos de su inmenso potencial en olas de calidad mundial. ¿Qué le dirías al viajero que aún no os conoce y que elije otros destinos más famosos, pero también más concurridos?

KS: El Surfer que quiere surfear todos los días, tiene que venir a Perú donde nunca faltan las olas. Los días mas flat´s encuentras olas de medio metro.  Que no tenemos tiburones, la comida es exquisita y la gente super amigable. El Perú es para la gente que quiere hacer todo intensamente.

FL: Por último, ¿cuál es tu opinión acerca del concepto de SUP Traveller?

KS: Pienso que será una gran herramienta para los SUPers del mundo. Quiero felicitarte por la iniciativa, creo que el proyecto esta en el camino correcto y se viene en grande, así como saber el SUP Español se encuentra en buenas manos. También agradecer tus palabras hacia mi persona.

FL: Muchas gracias querido compañero. Espero verte pronto compartiendo las mismas olas.

original article from :

http://www.suptraveller.com/karin-sierralta-a-veces-pienso-que-el-sup-podria-llegar-a-reemplazar-al-surf/

why do I love paddle boarding so much?

If you’ve been keeping up with Mark’s Daily Apple, you know that standup paddling is a longtime favorite pastime of mine. And though I was into it before it was “cool,” I’m certainly not the first. Fishermen have been paddling their water vessels from a standing position for thousands of years and pre-contact Hawaiian surfers employed long paddles to reach the best waves on their 3-5 meter-long boards. In the mid-20th century, Oahu surf instructors would lead classes atop longboards with paddles, but it wasn’t until Laird Hamilton and Dave Kalama started standup paddling (and being filmed doing it) that the sport gained broad “sport” status and board makers began producing dedicated SUP boards.

So, a lot of people have asked: why do I love paddle boarding so much?

I love the minimalism of paddling. Consider snowboarding, which I also love. Snowboarding requires a bunch of equipment. You gotta get the lift ticket. You gotta wear the cold weather gear. You need to strap on the boots. You gotta ride the lift and wear the goggles and check the conditions. It’s exhausting. Exhilarating, too, and I look forward to it every season, but you can’t beat the simplicity of slipping into the water and hopping up on your board with just some shorts and a paddle and no plan at all.

I can’t do traditional meditation. I’ve tried. I know the benefits. It just doesn’t work for me. But paddling? Getting the angle of the paddle just right as it enters the water with the least resistance? Engaging every muscle, however minor and seemingly inconsequential, to pull against the water? Paddling is my meditation. To get the angle of the paddle as it enters the water just right with the least resistance. I never even really think of it as a workout, although there’s not a better core program if you have good technique. Since taking up paddling, I’ve really developed my serratus anteriors to go along with the standard abs.

Shoulder problems? Don’t worry. With proper form, the shoulder is stabilized when you paddle. The arms in both top and bottom position are maintained fairly straight throughout the stroke; think of a “V” emanating out from the shoulder, formed by the two straight arm. Most of the actual “work” is done with the lats, the serratus, the abs, the hips, and the legs. Overall, paddling with proper form is a fantastic shoulder external rotation “pulling” movement. Since the majority of people are biased toward interior rotation of the shoulders, tight pecs, and a slumped, inactive thoracic spine, usually from too much computer and smartphone usage, standup paddling is a godsend for shoulder health. Even gym rats, who tend to be bench press addicts, can benefit from adding more restorative pulling or external rotation at the shoulder. Many experts think your pulling (pullups, rows) should outweigh your pushing (pushups, bench, overhead press, dips) by at least 2:1. Paddling is a productive and enjoyable way to do it. When I have shoulder problems from the gym, paddling actually helps iron them out.

Santa Barbara Lifestyle Photographer Doug Ellis

Compared to kayaks and canoes, standup paddle boards give you a unique vantage point. Whereas the seated water vessels direct your focus toward going and moving forward and working hard, standing up directs your gaze downward and outward across the horizon. When I paddle, I can see everything below and around me, and because paddling itself is such a relaxed, meditative process, I’m inclined to take advantage of the increased visibility. If the water’s clear (as it is in Malibu), you’ll see some incredible things swimming below that you’d simply miss if you were trying to catch waves or cut through the water in record time. Standup paddling encourages exploration, and rewards it.

Cool things happen when you paddle. You might meet new people (SUPers are some of the coolest folks around, in my experience), you might catch a wave or two, you often see incredible wildlife (especially in Malibu – seals, dolphins, schools of bat rays and other large fish, etc.), because you can see straight down below.

A few weeks ago, I bought a new “starter” board on which to train first-timers (Costco, delivered free to the house!). The next Saturday I went down to the beach locker where I keep my boards and saw that there was a SUP race taking off just a few hundred feet up the beach. I figured I’d try the new board out in that race, so I registered. Big mistake. 20 paddle strokes in I could see that this board, while extremely stable and easy to ride, was a barge compared to my regular sleek board. This 5-mile ocean race was going to be a hurt dance if I was thinking of maintaining any real speed. And I couldn’t just drop out because, well, I knew too many people watching on the beach, so I settled in for a good workout and vowed to enjoy whatever happened. Rounding the final buoy about a mile and a quarter off shore, lost in the meditative paddling “zone” but aware of my surroundings, I was startled to look up and see not 50 feet away a large mama gray whale and twin calves just lolling in the water. This is a rare, rare sight, the kind of thing whale watching enthusiasts dream about. The people on SUPs around me were equally surprised, and we all just stopped — mostly because we were waiting to see if she and the kids might dive underneath us. It was fantastic and exhilarating to be that far from shore, in fairly choppy water wondering who would make the next move. As it turned out, we racers all agreed to take a 2-minute timeout and just “be” in this once in a lifetime moment. It was one of the coolest experiences I’ve had. And that’s the kind of thing that can happen when you paddle.

Santa Barbara Lifestyle Photographer Doug Ellis

Interest piqued? I bet it is.

Here’s how to get started:

For beginners, I always recommend larger, wider boards like the Costco board mentioned above. The bigger the board, the better the stability. There’s nothing so demoralizing (and quick to discourage further paddling) to a newbie than repeatedly falling into the water because the board’s too wobbly and your balance is too underdeveloped. People with extensive surfing, snowboarding, skateboarding, or other board-riding experience can probably get away with smaller boards, but the majority of beginners will get the most out of a wider, more stable board. Softer tops (as opposed to harder ones) also tend to favor the beginner.

Another choice to make is between planing hulls and displacement hulls. Boards with a planing hulls are like surfboards, sitting flat atop the water. These are great for all-around use, catching waves, and general fun on the water. Displacement hulls cut through the water, more like a kayak. They’re intended for racing and long-distance touring. I recommend most beginners start with planing hull boards until they get a feel for what they want out of paddling. If you get really into the sport and want to start racing or going long distance, you can always switch to a board with a displacement hull.

Buy at a shop rather than online for your first one. Many shops offer renter programs where you can try before you buy, and they’re full of passionate experts who will guide you toward the best board for your situation. Also, get fitted for a proper non-adjustable paddle; they tend to be higher quality than the adjustable ones.

Other than that? Just go try it. As I said earlier, it’s so simple and requires so little equipment (beside the board and paddle) that you can slip into the water and have fun. Ocean, lake, pond, river — all it takes is some water. If you’re a little unsteady, start on your knees. If you fall off, laugh and get back on. No one’s watching. No one cares.

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Oh, and be sure to respect the locals, particularly if you’re trying to surf waves.

That’s about it for today, folks. If you have any questions about standup paddling, leave them down below. If you have any comments, tips, or advice for beginners, do the same.

Thanks for reading, everyone!

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Top 5 Wavecation spots for SUP – stand up paddle

Top 5 Wavecation spots for SUP

Five Great SUP Trips for Your Next Vacation

If you’ve been getting into the Stand Up Paddle scene over the last few years you’ve probably realized it’s a really great way to explore previously unsurfed areas as well as your local waterways. Now you may be ready to take your skills on the road and explore someplace new.  Are you yearning to embark on your own paddleboard travel adventure but don’t know where to start?  Here’s a list of five exceptional and unique SUP getaway destinations and accommodations.  So just sit back, relax and day dream about your next SUP trip.


Gerry Lopez taking off on a clean wall somewhere near Punta Mita, Mexico.

Punta Mita, Mexico

The Waikiki of Mexico, this laid back and tourist-friendly area is only 20 minutes from the airport in Puerto Vallarta and SUP is taking off in a big way down there. From the point break in funky Sayulita, to the rolling waves of Anclote, or the downwinders along the sparkling coast, this gorgeous peninsula is set up perfectly for stand up paddle fun.  When you go, check out the beachfront Cinco Hotel. This upscale hotel is doing a fabulous job of catering to the SUP community.  The owner has teamed up with the Pipe Master himself, Gerry Lopez, to offer SUP and yoga camps (next one is May 24-26). Not only does the hotel have SUP boards on site for guest use, but the rooms also look directly onto the Anclote surf break – known as one of the best beginner waves in Mexico.

Dana Point, California

Dana Point is a picturesque beachside community and a SUP hotspot. In the heart of Dana Point you’ll find Doheny Beach, home to the annual Battle of the Paddle and other SUP races throughout the year. Around the corner is Baby Beach, a wide sandy beach that serves as a meeting place and entry point for flat water paddling in the harbor.  For a perfectly located place to stay in Dana Point try the Dana Shores condo.


View from the Dana Shores Condo. The Strand surf break down below and the Ritz-Carlton on the next point.

Perched atop a bluff with commanding views of the dazzling coastline and passing whales, this 2 bed/2 bath condo unit is an ideal home base for paddlers. The owner – a gracious host and avid SUP enthusiast himself – is happy to share his local paddle knowledge with guests. If you’re up for a real workout you can take the stairs from the condo directly down to the beach and paddle along the cliffs or do some surfing at the beach break.
 PRAIA DA PIPA RN BRASIL 

Do you know a great way to combine surfing and exploring different beaches, towns, villages and the ever changing landscape? Booking a Surfing Safari with surf camp Pipa Brazil !
A team of experienced surfguides takes you to the best waves in this region, fitting your surfing skills. You will surf in secrets spots, where you will not have problems of overcrowding, 28/30 different types of waves that break during the year (about 14 in the summer and 16 in the winter) within 40km of coastline around Pipa.
The Surfari is ideal for those who travel alone or in small groups. Your fellow travelers are with you for three or five days, so you get a good chance to make some friends and learn from each other in the water and on the land. Our groups in general age from 18 to 35 years of age with a 50/50 mix of sexes, from all various walks of life and countries. Groups sizes of maximum 8 people plus two guides.
Surf Pipa School stands for a high level of water safety. People with zero or little surf experience will follow some classes before we will let you go free surfing. It does not matter if the waves are big, because we keep all beginners very close to the beach where the waves have less power.
Experienced Surfers paddle straight past the beginners into the line-up. Local knowledge and the use of surf forecasts will determine at which places we surf during the surf trip. Usually we will surf at three or four different places along the coastline.

Slickrock Resort, Belize

This small island on the Glover’s Reef Atoll is a true paddle paradise with endless miles of turquoise water dotted with tiny cays and islands to explore. The private island hosts only about 2 dozen guests at a time who enjoy almost every water sport imaginable including diving, fishing, SUP, kayak, kite boarding and surfing. During your week-long stay all meals are included. You’ll be delighted with the menu prepared from freshly caught fish, hand picked coconuts and other ingredients fresh from the land and sea. After dinner the ocean will lull you to sleep in your rustic beachfront cabana.

SUP surfing at Glover's Reef in Belize
Sup surfing a green wave at Glover’s Reef, Slick Rock resort in Belize

Sauble Lake, Lake Huron, Ontario

This popular Canadian summer retreat boasts warm weather, sandy beaches and miles of paddling. Lake Huron, which appears just as endless as the ocean, dominates the landscape. You could paddle for days up or down the coastline and even surf small waves most of the summer. Grab a friend and paddle from the beach up the river to Sauble Falls Park and enjoy the natural waterfalls. Cottage rentals are the lodging of choice in Sauble Beach. Try the Sandpiper and Seagull cottages built in 1937. These simple and rustic beachfront cabins offer rates starting at $145 per night.

Front Porch of the Seagull cottage on Sauble lake Ontario
Enjoy a rustic cabin in the woods across the path from miles of SUP opportunities


Yes, there is good SUP and sometimes waves and “warm” water in the Great Lakes.

North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii

Hawaii’s North Shore has one of the most concentrated stretches of surf breaks in the world. Summer visitors will enjoy clear waters and calm conditions while each winter the North Shore comes alive with huge swells. Many of the surf breaks here are best suited for expert surfers but there are some wonderful spots for stand up paddling, even if you’re a beginner. Try the scenic paddle up Haleiwa River or the beaches surroundingTurtle Bay which have played host to many SUP events. Located on a picturesque point, the Turtle Bay Resort offers SUP lessons and rentals and has plenty of turtle filled lagoons to explore as well as world class waves. The hotel offers incredible ocean views or choose one of the Ocean Villas and stay just steps from the waters edge.

girl paddling out at Turtle Bay Surf Resort
Turlte Bay Resort offers an incredible surf front location perfect for surfers, paddleboarders and families

More Exciting SUP Destinations

  1. Playa Guiones, Costa Rica – Where jungle meets the sea. Sunrise paddle in the waves with howlers monkey’s calling in the distance.
  2. Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii –  SUP paddlers playground. Gentle waves and calm waters are ideal for first time wave riders.
  3. Surfer’s Point, Barbados – Blue water and a forgiving point break make this a popular spot for SUP.
  4. Tofino, Canada – Breathtaking, and not because of the cold water. Temperate rainforest meets an unspoiled coastline with unlimited paddling choices.
  5. Treasure Cay, Bahamas –  All girls SUP camps with clear water, white sand, unexplored islands and small waves.

Article written by Wavecation and originally posted at SUP Connect