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Austin, Texas: The Paddle Boarding Capital of the World

The Paddle Boarding Capital of the World

If you’re looking for a fun, new activity to participate in in Austin, Texas, you should try paddle boarding(SUPing).

Austin, Texas has quickly become the paddle boarding capital of the world. Suping originated in Hawaii, but has gained a lot of popularity in Austin over the past several years for a number of reasons. Most importantly, Austin has several recreational bodies of water that are perfect for paddle boarding.

Suping on Lady Bird Lake

Many people can be seen SUPing on Lady Bird Lake right in the middle of Austin. Austin, Texas is also a very fitness-minded community. Stand up paddle boarding is a low impact full body workout that is perfect for everyone which makes it a nice fit in Austin. You can enjoy being on the water and have fun all while getting a good workout paddle boarding.

(SUP) originated much in the way that surfing did. Instead of lying on your stomach on a surfboard and paddling through the water, a stand-up paddle boarder stands up on the surfboard and uses paddle to glide through the water. Staying balanced on the water takes the use of muscles throughout your entire body. The good news is that if you fall off, you’ll only fall in the water.  There is no danger in getting too hurt, it takes a lot of practice to stay topside but once you get the hang of it, it is so much fun! It’s like you’re walking on water.

Paddle boarding in Austin is a relaxing experience. You can experience nature in a way other than what you are used to and you get a good workout while doing it. Suping is fun and it is no wonder Austin has quickly become the paddle boarding capital of the world. The next time you find yourself in Austin, find out why Austin is the perfect place to learn this new activity.