Where to go paddleboarding: London and beyond
Take a trip to any seaside town on a calm day and you’ll see them: paddleboarders standing serenely on their waterborne steeds, using an oar to help them glide through the waters. Once considered the lazy man’s answer to surfing, Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP) is, today, the fastest growing watersport in the world. It’s famously popular with people of all ages, loved for being a workout for both the mind (thanks to being a thoroughly relaxing activity) and body (due to its propensity to help you build core strength).
Paddleboarding isn’t the reserve of seaside dwellers, either. The less choppy waters of rivers, lakes and estuaries are often far more suited to the gentle activity – and there’s a growing number of companies offering paddleboarding lessons and equipment hire in London.
Here’s where to get your fix…