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Paddle boarding in Tenerife

Riding a paddle board

Admiration at the smoothness of surface sea water is infinite. Tenerife Surf Point offers paddle boarding classes or SUP-surfing just for such leisurely walks. It’s a relatively young sport being at the same time an exciting hobby. Paddle boarding is riding a board with a paddle. That’s why it is sometimes called surfing with a paddle. The abbreviation “SUP” literally stands for “Stand Up Paddle boarding”.


Paddle board rides

There are plenty of breathtaking and unexpected turns with paddleboard trips in Tenerife. Meeting dolphins is far from rare in the waters of the Canary Islands. There are over 29 species of cetacean mammals in here, but packs of dolphins are most common. Who knows? Maybe you’re lucky enough to see something larger. Dolphins are loving and very amiable to people. Some swim up so close that you can appraise their grace and beauty.

However, paddle boarding is not just a hobby and a great way of meditation. It’s a serious sport directly related to surfing. Many athletes shift from classic board surfing to SUP-surfing, seeing something more in it than meets the eye.

Our school holds on-water trips together with instruction and beginner paddle board training. Class duration-1.5-2.5 hours. Instructors will fully equip you for an exciting trip, providing a wetsuit, reef slippers, lycra, paddleboard and a paddle. We recommend to take: swimming trunks / swimsuit (to wear it under a wetsuit), towel, waterproof sunscreen and drinking water.


Muscles involved in paddle boarding?

Paddle / SUP-surfing is perfect for training your sense of balance and the whole body. Most of the muscles are at work while you paddleboard. The main work goes to the back muscles (latissimus dorsi) and legs, shoulders (deltoids), triceps, biceps and abs. For those of you who take to burning calories, paddle boarding is a real boon. One can burn between 300 and 1200 calories with an hour class of paddle / SUP-surfing. The faster you paddle, the faster you lose extra calories. Those who prefer quiet water trips will enjoy paddle boarding alike. Nowadays, paddle boarding is mixed with yoga and fishing, which contributes to your overall relaxation. It’s time to talk about the right way to relax during paddle board trips.

Compare it with the effect from other sports: surfing (on waves) — 400, active cycling — 480, sprinting — 650, swimming-840.

You think combining yoga and boat trips is infeasible? Dare paddleboard yoga. SUP yoga is a unique way to improve the whole body, master your sense of balance and, at the same time, reach the state of full relaxation. Board is a great tool for intense yoga classes. While on water you have to balance non-stop, sync with the board and waves, thoughtful of meditation. Paddleboard yoga will improve your plasticity, teach you to keep balance and will tone all body muscles. The undoubted advantage of such meditation-the surrounding sights. It’s not just a beach class. It’s an on-water class, when you are surrounded by the sea surface and hear the water sound, merging with it.


Meditation and on-water trips

Moral exhaustion can be treated by relaxation and having a good pastime only. Feel the harmony of body and soul, discover the true sense of reveling nature and everything that passes by. Go for a relaxing paddle boarding trip. Human body produces a decent amount of endorphins once physically active, (hormones of happiness and love), the paddle-boarding is sure to bring extra positive signs in: fresh sea air, absence of city bustle and stress, no irritating factors such as cars or scurrying crowds of people. Inhale every moment spent one on one with nature.

Interesting fact!

Paddle boarding originated more than 3,000 years ago in the Peru area. Local fishermen used board boats similar to paddle-boards, to move around and catch fish. They called them “Caballito de Totora ” – which means “horses”. The name was due to the effect of motion sickness, similar to the one of the rider. As a sport, paddle boarding took off in around 40-ies of the 20th century. To enhance the speed and sight range, instructors and surfing lifeguards stood on the board, picking up the paddle. This way popped quickly and developed into a separate sport. The founder of paddle surfing is considered to be John Zapotocky, who, being in his 90-ies, can’t resist surfing.

Your active meditative rest starts off once you’ve contacted us! We are impatient to seeing you in Tenerife all year round.


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