A common view from the Roatan shoreline is a group of paddlers who appear to be on a surfboard. At first you may think its some crazy water-borne conga line, but it will most likely turn out to be a group of paddlers enjoying one of the the fastest growing recreational water sports in North America: stand-up paddleboarding, aka SUP.
Experience SUP on your next island getaway
The growth of the sport's popularity over the years has been attributed to a number of factors, including the ease of the activity, which is especially appealing to beginners. In fact, an hour of training or less is all that's required for most moderately athletic individuals to feel comfortable on the board. This popular water sport offers an amazing full body workout and is a favorite cross-training activity among skiers, snowboarders and other athletes. Since you're standing at your full height, you'll enjoy excellent views of everything from sea creatures to the horizon.
SUP vacations offer the ocean tour of a lifetime
One of the unique advantages of vacationing on an island is the seemingly endless offering of activities. For beach and ocean lovers especially, head over to Steve's Paddle Shack located next to Sundowner's Beach Bar on Half Moon Bay beach in West End, Roatan.
The paddle shack offers a variety of services, including SUP rentals, lessons and tours. The staff also leads two-hour excursions from West End to West Bay and back, as well as specialty sunset tours. So, why not break away from your vacation rental to take in a new view of the island, all while fitting in a good workout before dining out on the town.
If you're interested in giving SUP a try on your next visit, you can book online by clicking here. See you around the island!