About Paddle Diva

What Is Stand Up Paddle Boarding?

Stand Up Paddle Boarding (or SUP) is one of the best sports for working core muscles, upper body and legs. It is an ancient form of surfing from the Hawaiian Islands, and reemerged as a way for people to enjoy oceans, lakes, rivers and bays using a one-bladed paddle and standing on a longer and wider surfboard with a bit more volume.

While it is a wonderful full body work-out from the most athletic to the least, SUP also does wonders for the mind as you paddle through gorgeous scenery, on your own or with a group of friends. Paddle Diva was developed with this in mind and has a broad range of offerings.

Why Women (and most men) love SUP:

1. SUP is very easy to learn, with about an hour of instruction one can stand can be up on a board and paddling and cruising along! Proper paddling techniques and more advanced board maneuvering can be an on-going instruction process, but it is totally optional, so unlike the more technical sports you can excel right out of the gate!

2. Women who SUP regularly (three times a week) build amazing core strength, arm muscles and overall body alignment. It is the only sport out there that gives you literally a "head to toe" work out. You can turn a SUP session into a real work-out!

3. SUP is a great way to spend time with a girlfriend, do a sport and chat the time away. If you get hot, jump in! The boards are very easy to maneuver so you can all go along as a group and enjoy the scenery, the conversation and the amazing work-out!

4. It is a sport that brings out the goddess in all of us! Women who SUP feel very empowered, unlike trying to learn how to surf, it is not a humbling sport, one feels very powerful as they master the board as they stroke to cross a bay, glide along the coast, explore a waterway or salt marsh and even get out into the deep.