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SO, WHAT IS

STAND UP PADDLEBOARDING?

Stand up paddleboarding (also known as SUP) is an increasingly popular water sport that has been taking the UK by storm. A combination of surfing and canoeing or kayaking, it involves standing on an oversized board and using a canoe-style paddle to move along through the water.

SUP is a truly accessible activity and suitable for paddlers of all ages, shapes and ability levels, you just need to get on a board and give it a go, it’s also a fun and a social way to experience the great outdoors. SUP can also be enjoyed on either the open sea or inland waters, and can be as physically challenging or relaxing as you choose.

So, whether you are an athletics enthusiast or a casual adventure fan, SUP could be the perfect activity for you to try next.

WHERE CAN YOU

PADDLEBOARD IN CARDIFF?

Cardiff is a great place to come and experience your own stand up paddle boarding adventure.

Cardiff Bay’s vibrant waterfront surrounds a 200 hectare freshwater lake and is fed by the city’s two iconic rivers, the Taff and the Ely. Taken together with two top-class sporting facilities, Cardiff International White Water and Cardiff Bay Water Activity Centre, this forms a stunning inland water sports arena perfect for both complete beginners and more experienced paddlers.

Boasting all the benefits of a city centre location, you’ll have no trouble continuing to enjoy your time in Cardiff once you’re back on dry land. When the day’s SUP is done, there’s an amazing range of accommodation, attractions and nightlife all within a short distance of the water’s edge.

To find out more about the different locations in the city check out the blog and vlogs by Dale and Darren from Stand Up Paddle UK below.

A CARDIFF SUP ADVENTURE WITH STAND UP PADDLE UK

Dale and Darren from Stand Up Paddle UK spent a few days exploring Cardiff’s waterfront with their paddleboards, as well as staying in one of the city’s swankiest hotels and discovering all that Cardiff Bay’s dry land has to offer!

A SUP ADVENTURE WITH STAND UP PADDLE UK

Dale and Darren from Stand Up Paddle UK spent a few days exploring Cardiff’s waterfront with their paddleboards, as well as staying in one of the city’s swankiest hotels and discovering all that Cardiff Bay’s dry land has to offer!

DISCOVER CARDIFF BAY

Even the most avid paddleboarder needs to step back on to dry land at some point and, in Cardiff Bay, you don't need to venture very far from the water's edge to find everything you need. Around the vibrant waterfront, you'll find a great choice of attractions, entertainment and food and drink.

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