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Stand Up Paddle
Stand Up Paddle is an ancient form of surfing that is making a radical comeback due to great technological advances in materials and some of the biggest names in surfing taking it up as a primary form of exercise and all-round fun. Originally a Polynesian mode of transport and wave-riding, SUP has now taken off as a world-wide phenomenon that incorporates flat water, wave-riding and every muscle group in your body!
From the leisure aspect you can take your board and paddle, choose one of our various lakes or estuaries, and go for what will be as close to “a walk on water” as you’ll ever get. The perspective you get from standing upright is amazing. You look down on reef, fish and whatever else (saw a Raggie in Swartvlei a while ago) is down there while you glide silently over the surface.
If you decide to move to the next level you can take to the waves. Initially you can start on the tiniest of waves because you have the help of your paddle and can ride almost anything. We have a variety of surfing spots in the area which can accommodate all levels of SUP-surfers, from the small shore break at Buffs bayside to the bigger point breaks we have around here.
Because of the increased speed and board size you have with a Stand Up Paddle there is no need to congest the spots that regular surfers favour. You and your friends can take your SUPs and surf those breaks that no one else wants, you can have great fun whether its in huge swell or a mushie foamy heading for the beach.
If you take up Stand Up Paddling you can shelf that diet and cancel your gym membership since that will be taken care of while you have hours of fun on the water and in the sun. They even look cool strapped to your car!
To try out a board on flat water or in the surf give us a ring on 072 2872475/044 3433118 or come check them out at Elemental Sport at the Bungalo Bush Restaurant.