Stand up paddle boarding in Swansea & Gower
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Stand up Paddling – The basics

Stand up Paddling whether it’s done in the ocean , river or lake is heralded as the fastest growing water sport in the world …Thats great to know if you’re already a Paddler . However for those who don’t know what stand up Paddling is , can this be another claim on an unknown sport which seems to be a mixture of canoeing, surfing and punting.
Regardless of what element of the sport you have a fascination for, be it waves , coastal touring or recreational paddling on a river or lake is hard not to notice how as a new sport how easy SUP is as a novice to master.
It seems every surf orientated brand the world over has a SUP range of some sort now , from boards to Paddles to a range of accessories aimed at the ‘Stand up aficionado’.
If you are keen to give the sport a go it’s important to get some basic instruction from a qualified and insured Instructor , but by far the more important make sure they have some ‘SUP experience’.
The sport is growing fast and although it may look simple just a few tips from someone who has ‘been there and done that’ are essential to an individual gaining the knowledge before venturing out alone on a floating piece of foam.
In the U.K there are lots of registered schools and clubs to choose from to see a few click on this link
UK SUP clubs schools and Clubs
Some of these schools will offer SUP lessons on rivers , some on protected coastal locations away from waves ( for the first few sessions)
The sport of standing up paddling has so many facets, it has something for everyone and by far the most accessible watersport for everyone.
If you are looking to try ‘SUP’ and fancying Wales as your next weekend destination, make sure you give us a call at SUP GOWER.

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