Paddle Boarding, or SUP as most call it; is one of the most relaxing, physically enjoyable workouts you’ll ever experience. It’s not as easy as it looks; however, such an assumption is determined by one’s trial and error. You really can’t get hurt on a Paddle Board, so the ocean is your oyster in learning this activity to the fullest.

The key to keeping yourself on top of your Paddle Board is simple balancing. You must balance your weight in the center of the board, while keeping your front and back legs parallel. 

Once you’ve gotten the hang of it, it’s only a matter of time before your cruising around Harbour Islands pink sands beaches in no time!

Besides going for a cruise, Paddle Boarding is a great form of exercise. Being a relatively physically demanding water sport; the art of technique in balancing yourself is truly applicable.

If your not balanced, your going to fall! The trick is to learn your equilibrium before going out too far on your board. That way, in case you fall once or twice, it won’t be out in the middle of the shoals.

Places to try your hand at Paddle Boarding in Harbour Island in the Bahamas include:

  1. Michael Cycles – 242 464-0994
  2. Valentine’s Dive Center and SUP -242 333-2080
  3. Harbour Water Adventures 800 224-2627

SUP boards usually rent for $15.00 per hour, with private lessons and tours ranging from $50.00-150.00 for half and full days. Harbour Island Bahamas Rentals are readily available for your enjoyment. Come visit one of our local friendly SUP pros to see how they can further assist you in learning how to stand on water.