What is Stand Up Paddleboard?
People may be familiar with surfing, but what’s this SUP? SUP is an acronym for Stand Up Paddle. Stand Up Paddleboarding as a sport has been around Phuket for quite some time but is still one of the world’s most popular water sports mainly because of its wide range of recreational uses, including fitness, fishing, yoga, racing and surfing. Stand Up Paddle in Phuket is user-friendly and allows all ages and abilities to embrace the sport.
How does Stand Up Paddleboard work?
SUP boards normally range around 9-12 feet in length and are generally wide and thick to support the weight of a person standing up on top of the board while floating on the water. The person then uses a paddle with a handle on top and paddles on one side of the board to move through the water. For those who might be thinking I don’t have good balance, you would be surprised how easy it is to balance yourself and paddle. There are proven health benefits to SUP and the enjoyment this easy-to-play water sport offers.
Where to enjoy Stand Up Paddleboard in Phuket?
A few beaches on Phuket offer SUP, with many surf schools offering rentals, lessons, and even adventure tours, but Talay Surf on Bang Tao Beach takes it is the next level. Even hotels and resorts in Phuket are feeling the buzz and started to purchase SUP boards because of the growing guest demand.
Talay Surf Phuket Info
Location: Bangtao Beach
Address: Bangtao Beach Lazy Coconut, Choeng Thale, Thalang District, Phuket 83110
Hours: 8 am – 5 pm
Phone: 082 519 3282
Costs to rent: 300thb / hour
Lessons with an instructor: 1,000 THB / hour, including the rental of equipment
Talay Surf Phuket Map