Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP)
What is Stand Up Paddleboarding?
Stand up paddleboarding or SUPing is a great way to explore the ocean and surrounding areas with a completely different perspective to swimming or kayaking. Think of it as a surf board that comes with a paddle for the best of both worlds! SUPing is a great workout from toes to shoulders, testing your balance and coordination in a way that connects you with the water like nothing else. Take in the scenery and have a relaxing float in calm waters or test your skill amongst the waves and stunning geology on the most versatile, rewarding and addictive craft around. It is a skill you'll want to work on again and again!
Who can do it?
Anyone aged 12 and over with a reasonable level of fitness can give it a go. Remember, learning a new skill isnt all smooth sailing so participants must be open to the possibility of taking a dip but helmets, buoyancy aids and wetsuits are part of the deal as well as expert coaching from our capable staff to help with all ability levels.
Do I have to stand up?
We would love to give you the skills to make full use of these cracking wee craft, but if standing up isnt coming as easily as you'd like or you feel more comfortable taking a knee whist you get your sea legs on, thats completely fine too.
I'm a little nervous, what can I expect?
The beauty of paddleboarding is that you can choose your own adventure depending on what you'd like to accomplish. Want to hang out in some beautiful calm water, shoot the breeze and watch for wildlife? work on your downward facing dog? Want to explore some coves and cliffs? want to push yourself and learn more advanced techniques? We've got you covered. Want to surf a 30ft monster wave in shark infested waters?? eh, maybe next time
Locations: Ballintoy, Dunseverick,
What to bring: Towel, shorts, old footwear, swimwear, medication (inhalers etc)
Equipment provided: Wetsuit, Buoyancy Aid, Helmet, Neoprene gloves & socks
Activity duration: 1.5-2.5 hours (including kit up time and depending on)
Adrenaline level: Medium
Experience needed: None (you don’t even need to be able to swim)
Several locations available, suited to various abilities & logistics
Fully qualified & experienced guides
All specialist equipment