Stand Up Paddleboarding is the world's fastest growing water sport
How to get in on the fun... not the crowds!

Exploding popularity!

Easy to learn, fun to do. A survey of outdoor recreational activities found Stand Up Paddling (SUP) was the activity attracting the most first-time participants of any in the US!(1)

What's SUP?

Originating in Hawaii, Stand Up Paddling (SUP) is a spin-off of surfing, but as its name implies, SUP riders stand upright on the board and use a paddle to propel themselves across the water, no waves required. People love it for outdoor recreation, fitness, sightseeing, even fishing.

Who's doing it?

Like bike riding, SUP is suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels. No special skills are required. SUP is great for adults, kids, and even the family dog. People enjoy SUP individually or as part of a group, party, boot camp or retreat.

Where can you SUP?

You don't have to go far. Stand Up Paddlers enjoy any type of water, flat or wavy including: lakes, rivers, bays and oceans. And the good news is that Maryland has abundant waterways suitable for SUP.

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Why's it so popular

SUP provides powerful physical, mental and spiritual benefits:

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Sound great? Ready to get On Board?

No wonder so many people, just like you, are eager to try SUP. But that's why you need to be careful!

It doesn't have to be that way! You can find that perfect little place where you do get friendly, personalized attention, certified instructors passionate about addressing your individual needs and the relaxing sightseeing adventure you've been dreaming of!

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1. 2013 Outdoor Recreation Participation report