What Is Stand Up Paddleboarding?
By: Chris Jennings
Stand Up Paddleboard FAQ’s
What is a Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP)? A Stand Up Paddleboard is a very stable surfboard that you stand on and use a long paddle to propel yourself through the water. SUP’s allow the user to experience marine life and landscapes not ordinarily accessible by boat. It’s also a GREAT core workout!
Where are you located? We are Panama City Beach locals and a mobile rental company. We have surfed and paddled at most every major beach around here and will happily deliver our boards to you wherever you are staying while you are visiting our beautiful beaches! If you are staying in a beach house or beach front condo, this is super convenient for you since you can just walk out your door, grab the board, and into the water you go!
I’ve never done this before, is this for me? SUP is for everyone! Honestly, about 90% of our clients have never been on a SUP before but after spending 5 minutes with Chris, they are up and paddling around like it was meant to be! SUP is so much fun and so easy to get the hang of, most everyone can do it. If you’re a nature lover… it’s definitely for you.
Do I need to know how to surf to be able to SUP? Not at all, however, it’s a good idea to know how to swim! Most people start out paddling in flat, still water to get the feel of the board. The more adventurous can try to surf the small Gulf Coast waves but that’s not necessary to have a great time on your SUP. If you do try surfing, please be mindful of others in the water as well as surf etiquette.