Stand-Up Paddle Boarding – The New Rage in Water Sports!
What’s up? Or more accurately, what’s SUP? SUP or Stand-Up Paddle Boarding is the fastest growing watersport over the last few years. And yes, it’s as fun and cool as you imagine for you and your family; which is probably why it is garnering so much attention across the country.
Stand-up paddle boarding originated in 2013 in Hawaii and has now spread to all the water access areas of the United States. H2O Sports saw the popularity of SUP skyrocketing, so it’s now one of the many water adventures that they offer at their location on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.
There are many reasons why stand-up paddle boarding is becoming so popular:
- Easy to Learn
- Fun for the entire family
- Great exercise/change up to your normal workout
- The new scenic vantage point you get while exploring the area by waterway
- Up close sightings of the native wild life and vegetation
H2O Sports, located in the Harbor Town Marina, makes your experience over-the-top by providing excellent instructors who teach starting at a beginner level on land and then proceed to the water. This is great, since 90% of the people that come to paddleboard are new to the sport. The only real requirement is that you can swim! Your instructor will then take you on a tour where they will provide info on everything from local eco-systems to the best place to get a cheeseburger on the island. They entertain you for your entire tour to make sure you have a great time.
One of the other advantages of going stand-up paddle boarding at H2O Sports is that you will be moving through the marsh areas where the water is calm; which is an awesome edge for the beginner. H2O Sports instructors will turn a first-timer into a surf expert in no time! But beware that it is almost certain that the sport of SUP will grab hold of you. There are so many things to love about the sport, but you won’t know what we mean until you come try it for yourself at H2O Sports.
Your paddle board tour will take you through the natural beauty of the Calibogue Sound and the surrounding waterways of Hilton Head Island. Imagine yourself slicing through the water, standing on a surf board, while you sure-handedly propel yourself through the beautiful waterways that are surrounded by tall marsh grasses. All the while the whole family is enjoying this unforgettable experience.
Once the SUP bug grabs you and you have some experience, then you can just rent the paddle board. You, along with your family and friends, will be able to explore the water ways without an instructor.
H2O offers several other activities including parasailing, jet ski rental, sailing tours, banana boat rides, kayak tours, wave runner guided tours, alligator and dolphin tours, water skiing, wake boarding, and they even provide a water shuttle taxi over to Daufuskie Island if you wanted to explore. All of the H2O instructors and guides are USCG trained for their specific activities, so you will be safe no matter which activity you choose to do.
So grab your towel and get ready for the stand-up paddle board rage, it’s coming to a surf board near you! Ready to see what real fun is all about? Reserve your tours or rentals today by calling us at (877) 290-4386 or by visiting our website at h2osports.com