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Get on Board!

Paddle boarding, the fastest growing silent water sport in the United States, is extremely popular in New Smyrna Beach, and for good reason…

First-off, it’s easy to get started. All you need is a paddle board, a paddle and a personal floatation device. Costs can vary, so what you spend is entirely up to you. An even safer test method would be to rent equipment so that you can see if you like before you make any investment at all.

It’s also easy to transport. There is no special rack needed for your car. You simply place the board upside down on top and use a few tie downs. And the board is so much lighter than a kayak – maybe 25 pounds. Is it any wonder paddle boarding is becoming an especially popular sport for women?

You can start out kneeling until you are comfortable standing. Kneeling while paddle boarding can help strengthen your core. Once you can stand, you will enjoy a great low impact work-out while improving your balance, but that’s not the only benefit.

Paddle boarding is a terrific stress reducer. Quiet, combined with the side-to-side paddle motion is very relaxing. Then there is the beautiful scenery and aquatic life. New Smyrna Beach offers great access to both the pristine ocean and river venues, and our backwater is perfect for beginners.