SUP the Bend, Oregon

SUP or stand up paddleboarding is a water sport that has been gaining popularity in recent years. Like many other water sports, it originated in Hawaii and is now one of most popular outdoor activities in the pacific Northwest. It is a fun sport and a great way to exercise as it gives you a complete core muscle workout, improves your ability to balance and builds your endurance and mental toughness. It is appropriate for environmentalists too as it is a green sport since there is no engine or noise to pollute the environment.

Bend SUP Lessons

The Bend, Oregon in the watersports world is like Hollywood for the movie world. Learning to paddle board is easy and anyone can do that from a 3 year to a 90 year old. When lessons are taken on calm and flat water anyone will stand and paddle quickly and a few tries later it becomes easier and easier to balance. Most trainers have paddleboards that you can rent for your training. The Visit Bend website has some good information on local paddleboarding options.

Paddleboarding Oregon

Paddleboarding is one of the most popular outdoor activities in Oregon especially around Bend metropolis. There are various locations to engage in paddleboarding, for example, The Riverbend park where the water is warm and calm with good accessibility. It is located between Old Mill District and Bill Healy Memorial Bridge. Upper Deschutes river is another great location especially for people that don’t like crowds. Other places include Sparks lake and glacial pool where you can get to explore places that have probably never been explored before. Trainers and paddleboard rentals are available in all these places.

Deschutes River SUP

Located in central Oregon and flows into the Columbia, this river is popular especially during the summer due to the various sports taking place in it such as fishing, whitewater rafting and stand up paddleboarding. If you were to take a stroll along the river it’s likely you will see young people with paddleboards getting ready to have a good time.

If you’re looking for a summer vacation spot, you can try The Bend in Oregon and get to experience various water sports including stand up paddleboarding which can be an exciting sport to try out. The most interesting thing about it is you can try different things on the board like doing yoga, standing, squating or whatever you can as long as you maintain your balance. You have a pet? you can bring him/her along for the ride too.

Image source from Imperial River Co & Kevin and Amanda.

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