Try something new on your trip to Florida. Paddleboarding gives you the sensation of walking on water, while having fantastic visibility of the sea creatures down below, and getting a fantastic workout in the process!
An hour of paddleboarding off the coast of Fort Lauderdale may prove to be one of the most exhilarating, awesome parts of your trip…and you’ll get a great tan doing it! Stand-up paddleboarding is a popular pastime in this Florida city, given the fairly decent surf that the Atlantic churns up onto the soft, sandy beaches. Best Boat Club brings you the chance to take your board out for an hour of sun, and surf at one of the country’s most amazing beaches.
Paddleboarding is a surface water sport, not entirely unlike surfing. The sport took off in the early 1900s in Hawaii, and while the early paddleboards were made of wood, today’s boards are lightweight, made of either fiberglass or carbon fiber. They average about ten feet in length, and paddleboarders are given a lightweight paddle with which to propel themselves into the surf, and to use as a rowing device when standing.
Are you considering paddleboarding, but aren’t sure if it’s right for you? While the rental staff will be available to give you some first-time guidance on the technical aspects of the sport, here are a few things to know about paddleboarding:
- Stand-up paddleboarding is awesome. Imagine being able to walk on water. A paddleboard makes it possible. You don’t need waves to participate in this sport (although it adds to the fun), and you will get a full-body workout in the process. You’ll also be able to see everything below you (including sea creatures). Think of it as your own personal gondola ride!
- To paddleboard, you should be fairly physically fit, but don’t necessarily need any experience with surfing. Be sure to stretch before and after your paddleboarding session, even if you don’t feel sore. It might sneak up on you the next day!
- Be sure to wear the proper clothing on your hour-long paddleboard session. The waters off Fort Lauderdale will likely be fairly warm, so you probably won’t need a wetsuit. However, ladies might want to consider donning a pair of shorts and/or t-shirt over the swimsuit, in case stronger surf tries to get the better of you. DO wear sunscreen! You’ll be standing on water, and the sun’s reflection will be at its strongest just above the water, putting you in the prime spot for sunburn.
Reservations are required by calling (954) 523-0033.
Daily, 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Hyatt, Pier 66
2301 SE 17th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Take Federal Hwy. North to 17th St. Causeway East. Hotel is on east side of Intracoastal.
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