Stand Up Paddle Surfing (SUP)

Stand Up Paddle Surfing otherwise known as SUP worldwide is quickly rediscovering its roots and becoming more and more popular with those who want to learn the sport. Its origin was way back in Polynesia, when the ancestors needed a way to move about the waters.

Now, it draws more and more water sport enthusiasts, both rookies and professional surfers.

The Waves of Costa Rica

The variety of waves found in Costa Rica calls for surfers in varying levels. The warm waters of this country which in average measures to 80 degress Celsius make it all the more tempting to do some exercise.

There are many stand up paddle surfing tours that offer different lessons, different experiences in all different places.The most popular are in Playa Tamarindo, Mal Pais and Playa Jaco.

SUP in a Gist

Imagine surfring on a long board and holding a paddle to control the waters. That’s what stand up paddle surfing is all about. It is easier than surfing so those want something less extreme than surfing or a starting point to that sport, SUP is the right one for you.

Apart from he fact that it helps you control your muscles, it develops strength, endurance and balance as well.

Playa Jaco

Playa Jaco is known as one of the places surfers flock to in the country. It’s  no wonder the place would be able to accommodate those who want a mixture of surfing and something else in a whole different way.

The waves here vary and can accomodate different levels of swimmers and surfers alike. Because of this flexibility, this is definitely a place for anyone who wants to learn.

The WOW Surf Shop in Jaco is one of the shope that offer boards, paddles and lessons So if you’re in the area, go ahead and ask them for few tips and tricks.

Playa Tamarindo

Those who give stan up paddle surfing lessons here make sure you’ll learn at the end of the day. They give high regard to posture, technique and muscle movements. To make sure, your instructors paddles and surfs with you along the way.

The surf camp package here is inclusive of airport transfers, hotel accommodations, daily breakfasts, unlimited board use and transportation.

It’s not only stand up paddle surfing that you’ll be learning throughout the course of your tour here in Playa Tamarindo. You’ll be able to go to canopy tours, zip line tours, riding cuadricyclos, horseback riding and snorkeling only to name a few.

Mal Pais

In this area of Cosa Rica, they offer two main lessons on stand up paddle surfing. The first is for beginners who have zero experience on the sport and for those who want to improve their intermediate skills. The other lesson they provide is for the advanced ones, focusing on how to maneuver both your board and your paddle.

In this tip of the Southern Nicoya Peninsula, you’ll learn how to do stand up paddle surfing as well as getting some free brunch and coffee.

Stand up paddle surfing is increasingly becoming more and more popular in the world and Costa Rica is one place where you’d be abel to learn this sport in a very satisfactory way.

So if you’re in Costa Rica and want to learn how to manage and navigate the waves without the fear or pressure of powerful waters rushing towards you, then stand up paddle surfing is the right sport for you.

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