Jump on the latest water sports craze: Stand Up Paddleboard

Jump on the latest water sports craze: Stand Up Paddleboard

With water as inviting as the Indian Ocean as it laps the shores of the Maldives, there can be no better way to appreciate it than from gliding across its surface with a Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP). This activity is offered by our TGI Maldives Watersports Center in Halaveli, Helengeli and Sangeli.

Stand up paddle boarding is exactly what it says it is – standing up on a board and paddling! Said to have originated thousands of years ago in Africa, the modern version hails from Hawaii during the 1950’s but it’s only now that it’s taking the water sports world by storm.

Reasons to join the craze:

  • Relaxing way to explore the lagoons of the Maldives
  • Quick and easy to learn – a bit of practice should have you competently paddling around the lagoon
  • A great work out – core strength, toning and balance all get a look in
  • Peaceful and mindful – lose yourself in the task of paddling whilst listening to the water gently lapping the board
  • Cool like surfing but with far fewer tumbles
  • Growing SUP communities worldwide
  • Complimentary in our TGI Maldives’ watersports centers
  • So, give it a try, see what all the fuss is about and be part of the latest water sport craze – be a stand up paddle boarder!