If you’re going learn how to use stand up paddle boards in lakes you are not going to be riding waves. However, this does not mean that you cannot get some use out of your stand up paddle board. Many people use stand up paddle boards in lakes for exercise and recreation.
- SUP board
- SUP paddle
- Balance: People use stand up paddle boards in lakes to improve their balance in a variety of ways. Riding a SUP will increase core strength and leg strength, both of which are key for balance. Using a SUP will also increase arm and shoulder strength and overall body awareness.
- Learning: It is pretty difficult to learn to stand up paddle in the ocean. Many people use stand up paddle boards in lakes to gain confidence on the board. Flat water training is perfect for beginners because there are no waves or dangerous currents.
- Cross train: If you use a SUP in the ocean you can also use your stand up paddle boards in lakes to cross train for open ocean paddling. Keep your paddling muscles in shape by training on the lake.
- Recreation: Bored of the kayak? Many people use stand up paddle boards in lakes to cruise around the lake and take in the sites. Riding a stand up paddle board offers a different point of view. From the elevated position offered by a SUP, it actually feels like you’re walking on the water. Riding a stand up paddle board can be so fun that many people forget they are actually exercising.