TAG-ALONGS / NON-SURFERS
Roundtrip from Sayulita to La Lancha (Punta Mita) $20 USD per person
SAYULITA PADDLE BOARD LESSONS
This is a perfect sport for enjoying the ocean and getting a great workout at the same time. This is an excellent trip for all ages wanting to have a beautiful morning and a great workout.
The sport of paddleboarding has gained popularity in recent years
Standup paddleboarding or SUP in English is a water sport born from surfing with modern roots in Hawaii. Stand-up paddle boarders stand on boards that float on the water and use a paddle to propel themselves through the water. The sport was documented in a 2013 report that identified it as the outdoor sporting activity with the most first-time participants in the United States that year. Variations include flatwater paddling, racing, surfing, whitewater SUP, yoga, and fishing.
Paddleboard can be practiced right here at various points along the bay safely, you can rent with us all the necessary equipment to practice paddleboard safely and one of our advantages is the schedule so you can take advantage of it. these schedules to do it at the time that suits you best.
A few tips:
- Know how to swim: Even though you’ll be attached to your board by a leash—SUP is a water sport. Know how to swim and you’ll not only enjoy it more, you’ll be safer!
- Practice on solid ground before you hit the water: The easiest way to learn the technique of standing up on a paddleboard is to learn and practice on solid ground first. Then when your board is on the unstable surface of the water, you’ll already be comfortable with the technique.
- Find a good spot to launch: When you’re first starting, make it easy on yourself by launching from a sandy, shallow beach on a calm day! Give yourself as many advantages as you can.
- Start on your knees: It’s easier to get used to the feel of the board on the water with your center of balance low. Stay on your knees for a while when you first push out. If you’re new to paddling in general, that’ll help you keep focused on one thing at a time.
- Pop to your feet in one fluid motion: Remember what you practiced on solid ground when you’re ready to stand up. Stand up in one fluid motion, picking up your paddle as you go. As soon as you’re almost upright, plant your paddle in the water in front of you on the board for extra stability and balance.
- Keep a wide stance: Your feet should be shoulder-width apart.
- Know where to stand on the board: When you're learning, stand in the center of the board, straddling the handle.
- Know how to hold the paddle: Place one hand on top of the paddle grip and the other down the shaft. The bent angle of the paddle’s “throat” should point toward you, so the face of the blade is forward.
- Keep your paddling momentum going: Like riding a bicycle, SUP is easier once you’re moving. After you stand, get your paddle in the water and start moving as soon as possible.
- Use a leash: When you fall, you want to be able to get back to your board quickly. Especially when it’s windy and choppy, or in a current, a leash is an important safety item.
- Learn how to fall: When you’re learning to paddleboard, plan to fall! Have that expectation so you can relax and take it as it comes. Practice falling away from the board to avoid injury and avoid damaging the board. Your paddle will float, but practice hanging on to your paddle when you fall so it doesn’t get away from you.
- Practice climbing back on your board: Practice climbing back on your board so it becomes easy and you have more reason not to panic. Get to the center of the board, and grab the handle with one hand and the far edge with the other. Kick your feet out behind you (not below you). Give yourself a good push, and pull with your arms to boost your chest up on the board. Swing around on your knees facing the front.
- Use long, straight strokes—don’t “poke”: Don’t poke at the water with your paddle, but reach out in front of you, plant the blade in the water and pull back to your feet. Turn and pull with your core and upper body, not just your arms.
- Look ahead, not down: Try to keep your eyes focused on the water and horizon ahead of you and not down at your feet and the board. It’ll help with your balance.
- Relax!: Relax your body, keep your legs and knees flexible to “ride” the water movement, and enjoy. Remember, this is fun!
- Learn paddle strokes: If SUP is an activity you want to be good at, learn a few paddle strokes to help with steering, stopping, turning, and bracing. It’s much easier to paddle for longer periods when you’re not switching sides every few strokes!
- Learn and practice bracing techniques: Learn a couple of simple bracing techniques with the paddle to help regain your balance when you feel tippy. You want to practice these, too, as you want them to become second nature to avoid an undesirable plunge.
- Check the weather forecast before hitting the water: Like any outdoor activity, the weather can make or break your fun and even safety. Check the forecast before you head out for temperatures, wind speed and direction, and possible threatening storms.
- Prepare for wind and waves: If the weather and water get to be more than you bargained for, you’ll be more stable if you drop to your knees to paddle back to shore.
- Dress for the temperatures—air and water: Your body loses heat rapidly when you’re wet. That’s great news when the air is hot and the water is refreshing. But it can be dangerous with cold air temps and especially with cold water temps.
- Wear your PFD: There are plenty of comfortable PFD options out there to choose from, very low-profile and even self-inflating ones. It’s one thing in a small lake at the cabin on a beautiful day. But if you’re on big water, a river, or the ocean, a PFD could save your life.
- Take a lesson or two: All of these beginner tips can be nailed down in a lesson or two from an experienced friend or a professional SUP instructor. It’s worth it!
- Practice: Then practice, practice, practice. Get out in the water on a paddleboard as often as you can. In no time at all, you’ll feel comfortable and able to enjoy the beauty of the water and your surroundings.
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WildMex offers the best quality surf tours and activities in Punta Mita and Sayulita! To accommodate each of our guests, all of our excursions are exclusive, requiring previous reservations.
ACTIVITIES: SURF / SUP / MTB / HIKE / BOAT TOUR *Restrictions Apply on Holidays
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