Stand Up Paddle
Visiting the beautiful Costa Blanca offers holidaymakers a superb choice of activities and with its diverse coastline, water sports such as stand up paddle (SUP) are a popular way to explore the rocky coves, soaring cliffs and tranquil bays. This relatively new water sport first became popular in Hawaii but the concept has been around for centuries, used by African and South American tribes to propel their dug out canoes.
Once riders are proficient on their boards, there are a number of variations of stand up paddle that can be enjoyed such as lake racing, whitewater rapid SUP, wave surfing, fishing or simply exploring beautiful lakes and coastlines. Stand up paddle boards are similar in shape to a surf board but generally a lot wider and longer, allowing for the increased stability needed when standing on a board. Paddles simply consist of a handle, shaft and blade. Holidaymakers visiting the Costa Blanca have a choice of locations where they can try their hand at SUP.
Stand Up Paddle in Costa Blanca
Sun Sea Adventures – Based in the popular holiday resort area of Orihuela Costa on Av. del Cabo, La Zenia, Sun Sea Adventures offer daily board rental for experienced stand up paddle boarders as well as 3 SUP courses comprising a starter session, SUP level 1 and SUP level 2.
Get My Boat – Based in Torrevieja on Av. Alfredo Nobel 123, Get My Boat offer 1 hour lessons all year round for most age groups and have a discounted rate when booking a 2 hour lesson.
Paddle in Spain – Surprisingly for such a popular holiday destination, Benidorm doesn't seem to have any water sports operators that offer SUP lessons. The town of Altea is just a short drive or bike ride from Benidorm and Paddle in Spain are located in the Marina Greenwich. They feature a 1 hour introduction to SUP as well as a 3 hour SUP training and tour across the striking cliffs and coves of Morro de Toix.
Fun & Quads – Located in Dénia's Marina El Portet, Fun & Quads are a leading adventure tour operator offering all sorts of thrilling activities, both on land and at sea. Stand up paddle boards can be hired for 1 hour, 2 hour and half day excursions and they also offer a 1 hour SUP course for most age groups.