Stand up paddleboarding (SUP) offers a fun, relaxing way to play on the water and view Newport Harbor or the California Coast. With no prior experience, you can paddle around in open ocean and harbor —no waves required. While you can enjoy paddling around completely dry, it’s not uncommon to get wet, but it’s easy to get back on.
Because SUP delivers a full body workout, it has become a popular cross-training activity. And because you’re standing, you can enjoy unique views of everything from sea creatures to what’s on the horizon.
- Proper clothing: For winter seasons in Southern California, you can wear a wetsuit. In summer seasons you can just wear shorts/swimming trunks and a T-shirt – something that moves with you and can get wet.
- Sun protection: Wear sunscreen and sunglasses.