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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Surf's Up! Paddle Boarding Craze Comes to Bolongo

Stand up paddle boarding (also known as stand up paddle surfing) is now available at Bolongo Bay! And it's free to try with either rate plan along with our other non-motorized water sports. We began with just one board but it's been so popular with guests that we're already adding a second one!

With roots in Hawaii, this water sport is gaining popularity around the world. So what is it? It's a mix between paddle sports and surfing. Standing (or kneeling if you're a beginner) you use a paddle to propel your surfboard around the ocean.

It may not be easy, but it's a lot of fun! It's a great core workout and requires some balance (so maybe try it before you have cocktails).

Never tried it? Don't worry. Our Activity Coordinators at the Beach Hut will have you paddle boarding in no time!

"It's pretty easy to learn, and 9 times out of 10 women are standing up and paddle boarding more quickly than the men," says Activity Coordinator Joe Ottaviano. "All the effort is worth it as the perspective and views you get from standing up is amazing. And it's easier to see the sea life!"

1 comment:

  1. Stand up paddle boarding sounds like a very fun water sport! I think it will be great to try something like this the next time we go to the beach.

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