Barbados is renowned for its vast choice of water sports, attracting millions of visitors from all around the world. An addition to the island is stand up paddle boarding – also referred to as SUP. Originating from Hawaii, globally it’s only become popular in the last ten years, emerging from the sport of surfing to travel longer distances. Using a paddle, whilst standing on a surfboard, you ‘paddle’ yourself across the surface of the water.
It’s the fastest growing water sport across the planet and now a firm favourite with Barbados locals and tourists – fun for all the family.
What better a way to explore our island of Paradise than from the warm and aqua blue calm waters of the Caribbean Sea! Relax and enjoy this therapeutic experience as you paddle and glide along the golden coastlines whilst tanning in the glorious sunshine. Not only is this the perfect activity to discover Barbados, and fun too, but it also has many health benefits. It improves your balance and stamina and strengthens your muscles – especially your core! It can even reduce your cholesterol, lower your blood pressure and overall leaves you feeling satisfied and energized after. This new sport is now being combined with various other fitness regimes, such as Yoga, Pilates and Bootcamp training, ensuring a full body workout. Beats running on a treadmill at the gym we think!
Stand up paddle boarding is great for all ages, first-timers too. It can be taught in just a few easy lessons. With certified SUP trainers, you are in safe hands. Sun, fun and fitness all rolled into one. SUP is a fantastic activity to be enjoyed by all, as a family, with your friends or individually. It’s totally addictive and we’re sure you’ll soon be hooked. You can even practice yoga at the same time!
Looking for a Barbados SUP adventure – then contact What SUP Barbados. Located in St. Peter on the West Coast. Run by Ryan Rodriguez, Owner and WPA Certified Instructor. Offering various tours and packages, training and courses and short and long-term equipment rental – and fitness classes too! ‘What SUP Barbados’ is a reputable SUP operator with professional and qualified staff.
Check out their web site for more SUP info.
Article by: Karen Whittaker of Paradise Rentals, Barbados. Promoting luxury West Coast accommodation – holiday apartments, houses and villas on the West Coast.