What’ SUP? A description of stand up paddle boarding.

Earl Richmond surfs past a raft on Salida's "Office Wave." River wave surfing is as fun as a barrel of monkeys.

SUP Watermark C4 girls throwing prizes to an anxious Teva Mountain Games crowd.

Yea, we know the letters “SUP” seem to be everywhere.  SUP stands for Stand Up Paddle boarding and is one of the fastest growing outdoor sports on the planet. It makes sense.  Summer is here.  It’s hot and playing in the water is calling.  Stand up paddling is easy to learn and super fun on your local lake, easy rivers, and even the ocean.  And for those adrenaline progressive seekers you’ll be challenged to progress to the highest levels of surfing and river running.

Teva Mountain Games is a big weekend of outdoors enthusiasts. Lots of free shwag from companies like C4 Waterman.

“Am I good enough to SUP?”

SUP boarding is as easy as paddling a canoe but has a multiple fun factor.  Most are surprised just how easy it is to learn.  It’s super cool for dog owners and parents to paddle around a lake playing in the water.

“Will I like SUP boarding on the lake and river?”

Kids who enjoy playing in summer water love Standup Paddling cause it's easy to learn, safe, and super fun on your local lake.

Do you love jumping off lake docks or cliffs to cool off in the heat of summer?  Lake skiing? Or floating down rivers?  If you said yes to any of these then you’re going to love SUP boarding.  It’s playing in the water at it’s best.  Just imagine you and friends paddling to your local laguna or surfing.

Guy tips C4 girls and they have their revenge. Stand up paddling is fun.  Fun is one of our favorite things.

“OK. Where is the best place to start?”

Do you have a nearby lake or access to an easy flowing river?  You’ll have a blast taking your dog or kids with you to the lake as you practice just paddling and jumping in the water.  Couples enjoy SUP boarding too.

“Can I demo a SUP board before I buy?”

This SUP paddler performs the "Coffin" surf for fun on Salida's "Office Wave."

CKS has a weekly SUP pond demo each Tuesday at 6:00 pm.  You’ll have access to a variety of boards to try and instructors to give you advice.  The cool part is just getting on the water and seeing how much fun paddling is.  Give CKS a quick call to get the details and we’ll take care of you.

You are invited to CKS SUP and Kayak Demo Tuesdays.

  • Tuesdays at 6:00 pm.
  • Under 18, you’ll need a parent.
  • Bring your kids and pets.
  • Call or drop by if you have questions.  Call Us Toll Free: 888.265.2925.

What SUP boards do we recommend?

This event was a C4 Waterman sponsored event.  Thanks C4 for giving the demos.

Click here to learn more about C4 Waterman Boards.

Did you enjoy this blog?  You might also enjoy, “Who is Johnnie Kayaker?”

When you need the best equipment… Choose CKS.

By David Hughes

CKS Content Media Specialist

Owner- Pucon Kayak Hostel, “Keep Kayaking.”

Director- Huge Experiences’ New River Academy, “And that has made all the difference.”

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