Tired of the same old scene? Take your packable, inflatable Smooth SUP board to a new jaw-dropping location! From turquoise beaches to snow-capped mountains and mangrove forests to glassy ponds, you can experience endless amazing sights around the world with your paddleboard in these epic locations. Just pack up and go. Smooth’s inflatable stand up paddleboards roll up to the size of a large sleeping bag. Now, you have no excuse but to grab your SUP bag and take off on a new adventure around the world.
8 Breathtaking SUP Locations Around the World
Take your travels to the birthplace of surfing! With over eight main islands and many surf and paddleboarding spots, you won’t be at a loss for places to paddleboard against a lush backdrop and clear blue waters. In Hawaii, you can have your pick from calm bays to world-renown surf spots, lively coral reefs, or even sandbars on high tide. Don’t forget to look down because a humpback whale, sea turtles, and even a pod of dolphins might pass by. While you’re at it, practice saying, “Humuhumunukunukuapua’a,” the Hawaiian name for the state fish, and one you may see a lot of!
Canada might not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of places to stand-up paddle board. But Whistler hosts the cool pools of Alta and Alpha lake, which have become unique water sports destinations. There are also many guided paddleboard tours if you’re new to paddleboarding or would like a local to show you around. Or, what more peaceful place to learn SUP yoga than below the snowcapped Canadian Rocky Mountains?
If you’re currently stuck somewhere cold and need some warmth, head to Bali, Indonesia. With its year-round warmth, beauty, and consistently glassy waves, you won’t want to leave. Want to avoid the tourist hot spots and the crowds? Head to the black sand beach of Balian. The beach and village here offer a calm respite from the busier beaches and towns of Bali.
Lake Tahoe, California
Lake Tahoe is a must-see with its breathtaking crystal-clear blue waters. In fact, in calm waters, you can see as far down as 70 feet! There are many places to choose from in Lake Tahoe for your paddleboard adventures. There’s secluded Emerald Bay with its partially enclosed bay and campgrounds. Or, book your trip in the fall and look out for spawning Kokanee salmon at Taylor Creek Stream. Plus, the Visitor’s Center has a Stream Profile Chamber, where you can see the fish swim by at eye level through glass panels. Take your Lake Tahoe SUP adventure as long as you want with its 72-mile shoreline.
Explore rich lagoons, mystical caves, or paddle out to a remote beach all to yourself. Prepare to be wowed by the dramatic rock formations, inviting waters, and breathtaking sunsets. Don’t forget to pack your snorkel gear; you won’t want to miss the beautiful exotic fish among the coral reefs.
Pair your SUP adventure with fantastic food, culture, and sightseeing. Take a tour of Italy’s Venetian waterways and paddle alongside gondolas in the canals. But while you’re here, try and visit San Pietro Island. Experience dreamy crystal-clear waters and white sand beaches. End your paddling session with delicious coastal cuisine.
The stunning blue waters of Florida’s Florida Keys are an amazing place to experience abundant tropical life. View the 3rd largest living coral reef in the world or snorkel alongside colorful marine life. You could even try your hand at some SUP fishing while you’re at it!
Lakes, bays, and rivers, oh my! New Zealand is home to some of the best SUP spots, and its enchanting mountains and abundant wildlife should be on your bucket list of places and things to see. Experience New Zealand’s culturally rich Maori history and visit the beautiful Bay of Islands. Its subtropical climate offers warm weather and water year-round. With its pristine beaches, alpine lakes, big-game fishing, and cultural artifacts, you shouldn’t pass up visiting this fantastic spot.
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