What’s SUP Paddleboarding?
Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP, not much, you?) involves a surfboard, a paddle, and the wild majestic sea. This fast-growing sport is a fun and easy way to play aquatically and offers the pleasurable effect of walking on water. Paddleboarding is also an excellent core and cardio workout and is used as a cross-training activity for skiers, snowboarders, and other athletes. Get your heart rate up by paddling fast, left to right as you balance your core; or just sail leisurely and enjoy the ride! From your vantage point balancing on the board, you’ll witness stunning views both off to the horizon and beneath the water’s surface. With the crystal clear Caribbean Sea beneath your feet, you can see the vivid marine life in all its brilliant colours. Stand Up Paddleboarding is an awesome way to get out on the open water, with the trade winds on your face, as you experience the pure joy that comes from freedom.
Turks and Caicos Paddleboarding Tours (with Big Blue Unlimited)
2-Hour Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Ecotour:
A great introduction to the world of SUPing, this tour focuses on basic paddling techniques (such as stance, posture, and positioning) and instills the confidence needed for the next part: exploring the mangroves, reefs, and cays of the Turks and Caicos Islands.
Length: 2 hours
Price: Adults $95; Children 12 and under $75
Backcountry Wilderness SUP Safari:
For the more experienced SUPpers out there, this lengthy tour transports you into the wilderness of an internationally protected wetlands sanctuary. Explore the myriad routes through the labyrinth of mangrove channels as you watch for flamingos, dolphins, and lizards. Snacks and picnic lunch provided.
Price: $245 per person (based on a 6 paddlers)
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Paddleboarding Stance - A few tips to keep you upright:
- Your feet should be parallel, about hip-width distance apart, centered between the rails (board edges).
- (Don’t stand on the rails).
- Keep toes pointed forward, knees bent and your back straight.
- Balance with your hips—not your head.
- Keep your head and shoulders steady and upright, and shift your weight by moving your hips.
- Your gaze should be level at the horizon. Avoid the temptation to stare at your feet.
- It’s much like bicycling: When your forward momentum increases, your stability increases as well.
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