STAND UP PADDLE IN JERVIS BAY

READY FOR AN ADVENTURE IN JERVIS BAY?

Stand Up Paddle, or SUP for short, is the most popular water sport in the world today. Who doesn’t want to enjoy a unique perspective of the marine environment from a Stand Up Paddle board in the amazing Jervis Bay?

Similar but different from surfing, Stand Up Paddle boarding is a lifestyle that continues to attract people. There is the adrenaline rushing adventure of dropping into a wave while Stand Up Paddle surfing or the feeling of being close to nature as you paddle around just after sunrise or just after sunset. There is also the unique perspective that you get once you start ‘walking’ on the water where people usually don’t ‘walk’, and the adventure and friendship of exploring new places with old or new friends in new outdoor experiences. It’s a great sport, and one SUP enthusiasts naturally want to share with other people and get them involved in the sport.

A great way to start your Jervis Bay SUP adventure is to have a lesson or two.  Here is what you will typically learn on a SUP lesson:

  • How to carry a SUP board 
  • How to adjust the SUP paddle
  • How to fit the SUP leash
  • Safely entering the water
  • Positioning on the board
  • How to move from kneeling to standing on the board
  • How to correctly stand on the board
  • Basic paddle strokes
  • How to stop and turn the board
  • What to do if you fall in
  • How to get back on your board if you fall off
  • Some water safety and maritime rules

Paddling the waters of Jervis Bay is amazing – so come and join us. It is easier than it looks!! Once you enter the waters of Jervis Bay, watch out for the large variety of fish, crustaceans, seabirds and stingrays!

SUP HIRE AND LESSONS COSTS (January 2019)

SUP HIRE RATES

  • 2 Hours: $50
  • 3 Hours: $70
  • All Day: $90

SUP LESSON AND TOUR RATES

90 Minute Lesson (approx.)

  • One Person: $75 per person
  • Two People $60 per person
  • Small Group: $50 per person

LEARNING TO SUP

FIVE SUP BEGINNER MISTAKES TO AVOID

Remembering that everyone has to start somewhere and you're bound to have some hiccups when picking up a paddle for the first time, give it a red hot go! Luckily, some mishaps can be easily avoided.

HOLDING THE PADDLE INCORRECTLY

Most beginners are guilty of holding their paddle backwards at least once. You'll want to hold the paddle with the blade facing away from you and the curve surface facing backward—this will allow you to create lift and move efficiently through the water.

Hold the paddle with one hand on the shaft and the other on top of the handle, switching positions as you switch sides. The height of the paddle will need to be adjusted to your height before you head off on your adventure.

HAVING THE WRONG EQUIPMENT

Choose a wider board with plenty of volume when starting out. Good beginner boards include inflatables, foam boards, or sturdy all-around touring boards.

You'll also want a paddle that's the appropriate length for you. Place your paddle in the sand and extend your arm above you—the handle should rest at the bend of your wrist. Most importantly, make sure you have the proper safety equipment before heading out. Wear a leash, carry a Personal Floatation Device and paddle with a buddy to ensure you stay safe on the water.

IMPROPERLY ATTACHING THE BOARD TO YOUR CAR

If you fail to properly secure the board to your car, it not only has the potential to destroy your board should it come loose, but it is extremely dangerous for the cars around you. Before heading down to the water, be sure you have sufficient straps and/or racks to secure your board.

FAILING TO READ THE WEATHER CONDITIONS AND/OR TIDES

Stroking through rough choppy on the open waterway can be a very difficult and Insafe situation. Before heading out, be sure and check the conditions. If heavy winds are in the forecast, you may want to save your SUP for another day.

LOOKING DOWN

Beginning paddlers tend to gaze on their feet. But where you look is where you go, so staring at your feet might just cause you to end up in the water. Instead, stand confidently and focus on the water in front of you. In doing so, you'll likely find it's easier to balance and that your board will draw a straighter line.

Is Paddle Boarding a good workout? How Many Calories Does Paddle Boarding Burn?

Stand Up Paddle boarding can offer a fun and relaxing activity that mostly anyone can do. It is also one of the best workouts you can have. People with all body shapes, sizes and ages are engaging in SUP paddle boarding as a fun fitness activity. Stand Up Paddle boarding is the best work out for a whole body workout. SUPing is a low impact exercise that is a combination of balance, strength, and endurance which are exercised whether you are paddling or just balancing on your board. It’s not only an excellent core workout but also a workout for the toes, legs, back, shoulders, arms and neck which all have to work together.

The chart below compares SUP activities with other activities and how many calaories are burnt:

Book With Us for the Holiday You Deserve in the best of Huskisson Holiday Rentals Accommodation

You can book and pay online on our website (here) for your accommodation in one of our stylish 2 or 3 bedroom apartments in Huskisson and then present a 10% discount voucher when either you 'phone or visit with JERVIS BAY STAND UP PADDLE. We have learnt how to SUP with these folks and we rank them highly.  62 Owen at Jervis Bay also always rates highly on various websites for accommodation in Jervis Bay!  People will sometimes search directly for one of our Huskisson apartments by searching for: Jervis Bay Vista or alternatively Bayreach 1.

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