What’s SUP? Stand-Up Paddleboarding!

SUP at Sunset

In the beginning of August, I tried out Stand-Up Paddleboarding [or SUP, for short] along with my boyfriend and some of our good friends. Initially, we had scheduled to do this for my birthday back in June, but it rained After a few times trying to decide on a schedule that works best for everyone [planning things gets much harder as time passes *ahem… getting older*; everyone just gets busier and busier!], we finally found a Saturday evening where we could all go and check out paddle boarding for the first time.

To start things off, 3 out of 4 of us don’t even know how to swim properly… [haha!] this automatically means surfing is unfortunately not an option for me. Although it looks fun, I can’t tread water and that wouldn’t be the greatest idea. I just can’t seem to bring myself to go any deeper than tiptoe level! [Anxious much?] I’ll just stick to floating around and swimming from point A to point B in shallow areas Plus, come on… I live in Toronto, not California. Because of this, I thought SUP was a great alternative to try out. I’ve been white water rafting, canoeing and kayaking before so as long as there’s lifejackets involved, it’s safe enough for me!