Try SUPing our Flatwater or Surf
Originating in the Hawaiian islands, stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) is now one of the fastest-growing watersports in the world! Since most people get the hang of it after just a few minutes of instruction, stand-up paddle boarding is enjoyed by all ages. Whether it’s your first time or you’re a regular, whether you’re looking for flatwater or surf, there’s no better place to SUP than here. Read the information below to learn how to SUP safely in an ocean environment.
Catherine Bruhwiler is #CoastSmart:
“When transitioning from SUPing in a lake or river environment to an ocean environment, it’s important for people to learn about tides, rip currents, SUP etiquette in waves, and the necessity of a long leash.”
Top Picks for SUPing
- Mackenzie Beach
- Chesterman Beach
*At any other location, it is highly recommended to hire a guide or to have strong navigational skills with full knowledge of local areas, currents, winds, weather and forecasting, as well as the legal requirements of SUPing in the ocean.
- Practice good etiquette and represent the sport well.
- Check the tides, current weather condition, and upcoming forecast.
- Learn the beaches’ different rip currents.
- Learn Transport Canada regulations for SUPing in the area.
- Carry a PFD and a whistle.
- Always wear a long leash.
- Take a lesson!