Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP), a sport of Hawaiian heritage, is quickly gaining wide popularity beyond the Pacific. An ancient form of surfing, Paddle Boarding emerged as a way for surfers to paddle longer distances in order to catch more waves in a set, as well as offering a better view of incoming sets.
More recently, though, the sport has spread to the masses who love the simplicity as well as the intense “core” workout. People are now using paddle boards to cross train, to spice up their yoga routines, and to tour bodies of water big and small.
Surrounded by beautiful bodies of waters in Palm Beach, it’s no surprise that paddle boarding has gained momentum. Check out some great options below:
- Palm Beach Paddle Boards, 640 E Ocean Ave, Boynton Beach Fl, 561-512-7161: Offer rentals, lessons and tours.
1 1/2 hr rental $20
2 1/2 hr rental $30
4 hr rental $50
Lessons – 1 hour $65 (by appointment)
Tours – (1 1/2 hours)
bring your own gear $25
Drop in (we supply gear) $55
- Paddle Boarding Palm Beach, 200 e 13th Street, West Palm Beach, FL: The Official Paddle Board tour company for MacArthur Beach State Park on the north end of Singer Island. Come paddle with the local tour guides and “Experience The Real Florida”. Rentals, lessons, excursions, and tours such as the sunset tour around Peanut Island. A local guide will provide a demonstration of the proper paddling techniques and the do’s and dont’s to ensure your maximum enjoyment of this epic experience.
- Florida Paddleboards/Paddleboard Excursions 14153 US Highyway 1, Juno Beach, FL: Offering private lessons, couples lessons, or group rates as well as themed tours like “Mermaid madness” sunrise and sunset paddles (Monday at sunset at 7:00-9:00 pm and Thursday at sunrise at 7:00-9:00 am) or Manatee Mania (a group of 4-6 people on a mission to have a encounter of the manatee kind).
- Jupiter Outdoor Center, 1116 Love Street, Jupiter, FL: Offers Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) Class, Yoga Boarding, and SUP Core Workout.
And if you have you’re own equipment, check out this Palm Beach Paddle Boarding Meet Up Group!