Stand up Paddling is one of the trendy urban sports. In water-rich areas, you'll see people paddling on their boards all over the rivers, canals and lakes in the summer. The lakeside and fluvial landscape of Potsdam in the immediate vicinity of Berlin, for example, offers countless opportunities for SUP tours. At the SUP Club Hamburg, however, you can take an SUP course with certified coaches on Alster. New: the SUP station in Scharbeutz on the Baltic Sea, where you can not only take a board, but also take a SUP-yoga course.
Weight loss with Stand Up Paddling:
Who knows how to paddle standing knows that: Hawaiian water sports are not only fun, but also an effective basic training that appeals to all your core muscles. The oblique abdominal muscles are treated especially here, which ensures a flat stomach. More muscle means the body burns more. 45 minutes of paddling can burn up to 300 calories. Whoever practices Stand Up Paddling several times a week (preferably two to three times a week) can thus tighten the body and lose weight.
You can stand on an inflatable board ("iSUP") or on fiberglass or carbon hardboards.
These are the best SUP boards for all budgets!
Favorable: for beginners
When choosing the correct SUP board, be sure to choose it according to your weight category. Robust inflation models are ideal for beginners and families. The corresponding piercing pad is usually made of aluminum and plastic. Make sure the blade of the paddle is not too big, because the greater the movement in the water, the more tiring it is.
At first, the SUP feels very good. Therefore, it is important to pay attention to the width and thickness of the board when buying: the longer the board is, the more stable it is. A leash is mandatory for beginners so you do not have to swim after a fall in the water.
Middle class: for experienced paddlers
Once the SUP Fever has hit you, you can get a finer board. This is now the state of the building and the security on the water. The Paddling stand up is a great workout, even more fun with your best friend or group. Very important: Do not forget enough sunscreen and water to drink!
Luxury: for professionals
Hikes lasting several hours between five and twenty kilometers, or even races in the water, are no problem for SUP pros and the right way to enjoy nature. In this case, long performance boards make sense because they are very light and offer a good gliding behavior. If you still want to surf the SUP, you need a special board, wider and shorter.