Stand-up paddling – Questions and answers

Here you will find answers to frequently asked questions about stand-up paddling.

SUP is short for stand-up paddling. You stand in the centre of these inflatable boards and use a paddle to move forwards.

Stand-up paddling is free.

As stand-up paddling is a water sport, it is only available in warm regions; i.e. the Caribbean and the South Seas. (Use of the boards also depends on official authorisation and the local conditions.)

Stand-up paddling is easy to learn, even if you have no previous experience. Stand-up paddling gives your whole body a workout. It exercises your arms, shoulders, leg muscles and stomach. If you are unsure, please speak to our fitness coach on board.

Normal physical fitness is sufficient. You do not need previous experience, but you must be able to swim and must not be afraid of water. The likelihood of falling into the water is quite high for a beginner. Please speak to our fitness coach so that you can assess together whether stand-up paddling is the right adventure for you.

We have everything you need for paddling on board. You will be given an inflatable SUP board, a leash (a twisted safety line) and, on request, a life vest.

In principle, anyone over the age of twelve can take part in stand-up paddling. If you are in a good physical condition, there is no reason why you can't take part if you are one of our older guests. The length of the paddles can be adjusted and the boards can carry up to 150 kg (23 st 9 lb). They are therefore suitable for almost every guest.

The boards we use can be fitted with a seat if necessary (limited numbers). Please just ask our fitness coach.

The most important thing is a smile! You can either wear swimwear or a swim shirt on the board. It is very important to wear waterproof sun cream and possibly a hat, sunglasses or a T-shirt. You can also wear beach shoes on the board if necessary.

At the start, there is more than a 50 percent chance of you falling in the water. This depends on the water conditions and how prepared you are to take risks, for example. To get a feel for how the board moves, you can also start off by paddling on your knees.