STAND UP PADDLE BOARDING
Stand Up Paddle Boarding is the fastest growing water sport in the world due to its accessibility, versatility and fun.
Stand up paddle boarding is a relaxing way to explore Salt Spring Island’s many calm ocean waters. As a relatively new watersport, SUP boarding has its beginnings in Hawaii, as a way for 1960’s surf instructors to help teach their students. Stand up paddle boards look a lot like standard surfboards, but are built longer and wider to allow the paddler to stand easily and paddle with a canoe-like paddle. Paddlers are connected to the board by an ankle leash. The fun-factor of surfing combined with canoeing’s ease of use gives the stand up paddle board a wider appeal.