SUP Stand Up Paddle Boarding
Combine surfing with kayaking and you’ve got stand up paddle boarding (SUP). The reason so many people are drawn to paddle boarding in Dubai is that it’s an amazing full-body workout that improves your core strength, cardio fitness, balance, and flexibility with virtually no impact, Plus, it’s fun to get out on the water and enjoy nature, so it hardly feels like exercise.
Even though Stand up paddling is a total-body workout, people of all ages and fitness levels can try the sport. Unlike surfing, you don’t need waves to paddle board, and very calm, flat water is best for beginners! The beauty of paddle boarding is that you can do it on an ocean, lake, and even a river! Today SUP in Dubai has gone mainstream, and the Emirates Sup & Surf Association (ESSA) makes it easy to find races, meetups, and classes across Dubai & the United Arab Emirates. Try our beginner classes on how to get started with this exploding sport for yourself.