If you’re a canoeist or a kayaker, you’ll certainly like paddling a stand-up paddleboard (SUP). In the past few years, SUPs have gained in popularity due to ease of operation and ease of transport. Also, they’re relatively inexpensive to purchase and can also be rented from many outfitters, like Rum 138 Outfitters or Santa Fe Canoe Outpost (both on the Santa Fe River).
Our Natural North Florida waters are the perfect places to hone your paddleboarding skills. Beginners enjoy the ease of navigating rivers and lakes solo, while advance paddlers often rig their boards with coolers, backrests. Kids and dogs often appear as passengers on family outings!
The popularity of paddleboards rose from a surplus of surfboards and a lack of surf, especially on Florida’s west coast. Now, SUPs can be found all over the state and are available as solid craft or as air-filled craft that can be shipped or transported easily.