En man står på en Stand up Paddleboard medan hans son sitter på knä längst fram på brädan. Långt bort i horisonten syns Varbergs fästning.
Foto: Visit Varberg

Stand up paddleboarding

So much easier than surfing; and a completely different experience than canoeing, stand up paddleboarding is rapidly becoming popular around the world. It’s easy to understand why. The board is stable and you don’t need a lot of training before you hit the water.

Written by Lisa Söderholm
Lisa Söderholm Redaktör och friluftsälskare

Whether you’re in a queue or in a crowded train compartment, most things you do standing up aren’t really enjoyable. Stand up paddleboarding however, is another story. First off, it’s a whole lot of fun for anyone who loves being on the water, irrespective of age. It’s great to do with family and friends. And you don’t have to drag yourself to the gym to keep fit; this activity improves your strength and endurance and you don’t even realise it.

En man står på en Stand up Paddleboard medan hans son sitter på knä längst fram på brädan. Långt bort i horisonten syns Varbergs fästning.
Stand up paddle boarding in Varberg.Photo: Visit Varberg

ride the river

Stand up paddleboarding on the Fylleån river is a favourite of the locals. You start in Snøstorp, just east of Halmstad and then paddle downstream to finally reach the sea. As you gently glide down the river, take in the sights. Duck ever once in a while under the branches that reach out over the water to create a canopy. If you want a bit of hand-holding, Kite Kalle offers instructions for every level – from beginners to advanced professionals.

Ett gäng tjejer paddlar Sup på Fylleån, omgivna med grönskande träd.
The river is the perfect location for stand up paddle boarding.

tranquility on the open water

Flexibility, improved muscle tone, peace of mind – you know the benefits of yoga. And now you can further enhance this by trying yoga on the SUP board Slow, gentle yoga moves on the open water deliver an amazing natural experience while building strength, balance and agility. The open water means that the board is in constant motion, which poses a sweeter challenge.

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