Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Discover the beauty of nature with Stand Up Paddle boarding

Are you looking for a new and exciting way to experience the outdoors? Then opt for stand up paddle boarding (SUP)! This unique activity combines the serenity of nature with the thrill of adventure, offering an unforgettable experience for all ages and levels.

Imagine gliding across crystal clear water, surrounded by beautiful nature and feeling completely at peace with the world around you. Whether you are a seasoned water sportsman or paddling for the first time, SUP is a great way to explore the beauty of nature and challenge yourself physically and mentally.

The history of Stand Up Paddle boarding (SUP)

Stand up paddle boarding (SUP) is a relatively new water sport that originated in Hawaii. It was first practised by surf instructors who stood on their boards to have a better view of their students. In the 2000s, SUP became more popular and surfers started using it as an alternative to surfing on days with few waves. Since then, SUP has become one of the fastest-growing water sports in the world and is practised by people of all ages and skill levels.

The guides

The local guides with whom Tugar works provide all the equipment and gear. They also explain proper techniques beforehand and guide you during the trip. The trips are held in the river, on the reservoir a on the coast. The guides pay attention to the abilities of the participants so that everyone has a fun, adventurous and safe experience with SUP.

Tugar offers this activity in Porto, in the Natural Park of the Northern Coast, in the Vale do Vouga, on the Aveiro coastline and in the Serra de Estrella.

Other outdoor activities organised by Tugar

Tugar organises a wide range of outdoor activities, from canyoning and river trekking to hiking and kayaking. Check out the different options on the Pick&Mix page, Holiday Packs and Roundtrip Porto – Lisbon.

All proposals are tailor-made to perfectly suit your needs and allow the whole family to enjoy an active holiday. We also arrange family accommodation near the activities.

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