Frequently Asked Questions

I don’t have much experience in water sports, is SUP something I can do? 
– Absolutely, with a beginner’s lesson in Stand Up Paddle you can learn very quickly how to handle the board and stand upright. You can start in calm, quiet waters and over time improve your skills. 

Do I have to be very fit or have good balance to be able to start paddle boarding? 
– Being fit and having good balance help you learn to use a SUP board much faster, but they are not prerequisites for getting started.  With the right guidance, you can quickly improve. A good wide board is the right choice to start with. 

Can I go paddle boarding even if I’m not very good at swimming? 
-Yes, you can still paddle board, but if you don’t feel comfortable in the sea, you should wear a life jacket and stay very close to the shore.

Can children paddle board? 
– Yes, children can paddle board, but you must be extremely cautious. First of all, it is recommended that your child wears a life-saving jacket, and secondly, the board must be the right size for the child. 

Is there an age limit for paddle boarding? 
-Generally there is no age limit for starting or practising SUP, however each session must be based on the needs and abilities of the participants.

What happens if I fall off the board?
-Falling off the SUP board is perfectly normal and we all fall off sooner or later, it’s part of the game! 
To get back on the board you have to push yourself up with your legs and at the same time do a push-up with your arms to transfer your weight onto the board and emerge from the water.
If you are not sure you can do this, you might consider practising getting back on the board near the shore before getting any further out.

What do I need for paddle boarding? 
-You need a leash, a life jacket, water, sun cream, a hat, sunglasses, a waterproof bag and a phone.

How do I decide on the right size of SUP board? 
-The right size depends on several factors such as weight, a person’s ability and intended use. 
Generally large and wide boards are suitable for touring and for beginners as they have great stability.
Smaller and longer sup boards, on the other hand, are designed for speed but are more unstable.

Can I do this sport alone ? 
-SUP is a sport that can be enjoyed either alone or in company!
In both cases, it is always important to check the weather conditions before going in the water and above all to take along a life jacket, a waterproof bag, a phone to call in case of emergency and water.

We hope these questions have been helpful in clarifying your doubts and helping you to start or improve your SUP practice!
Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!