SUP is halfway between surfing and canoeing. A simple water sport that anyone can do.
SUP (Stand Up Paddle) is a version of surfing where you stand on a board (a long board) and move along using a paddle. This sport has really grown in popularity in recent years all over the world.
Stand Up Paddle began in Polynesia and is very popular in Hawaii. However you don’t need to travel so far away to do it! SUP is also very popular in Lignano Sabbiadoro, with lots of schools along the seashore offering equipment hire, lessons and outings, plus other related events.
Stand Up Paddle is a cross between surfing and canoeing. From the former it takes the characteristic of, standing on a board, gliding on the water and being able to ride a wave, with all of the techniques and fun of “surfing”. From the latter it borrows the use of the paddle, with all of the techniques and advantages that propulsion system.
SUP is very popular among surfers, windsurfers and kiters, who instead of waiting on the beach for the ideal conditions to practice their sport, like to ride the waves even on days when the wind is down.
But the strong point of SUP is that anyone can do it, not just athletes and water sports “pros”, at any age and without any special training or requirements.
For those who get restless on the beach, SUP is an excellent alternative precisely because it is easy for everyone no matter what your physical condition, and it is excellent training for your muscles and for balance.
The really incredible thing about this sport is that you can do it on any body of water. Lignano Sabbiadoro, with the Adriatic Sea, the Marano Lagoon, the river Tagliamento and the river Stella, is an ideal spot. Stand up paddle means you can discover (or rediscover) nature’s treasures in a sustainable way and from a whole new perspective: from the sea, from the lagoon or from the river, standing on a board with a paddle in your hand, surrounded only by the lapping water, the breeze and the sound of birds singing.
The facilities that offer this experience
Banana Bread ASD
Everyday from 9.00am to 7.00pm
Asd Waterfun Lignano
Gimmi Windsurfing School
From May to September, from 08:00 a.m. to 07:00 p.m.
Lignano SUP Center
We are open every day from 9.30am to 6.30pm from May to September and from March to May upon reservation
Lignano SUP Center - Riviera
Aperto tutti i giorni dalle ore 09:30 alle ore 18:30, da Maggio a Settembre e da Marzo a Maggio su prenotazione