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Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) is taking the water sports world by storm. It’s quickly becoming the water sport of choice and while it might not be the most popular (yet) it certainly is the fastest growing.

Stand Up Paddleboarding has its ancient roots in Hawaii but became popular recently among surf instructors and photographers trying to get a higher vantage point than the surface of the water. Becoming increasingly popular is flat water and inland paddling which is what makes Stand Up Paddleboards ideal for Loch Lomond.

Stand Up Paddleboarding uses a surf style board and a long paddle. In that regard it is a cross between canoeing and surfing or maybe windsurfing, but substituting the sail for a paddle.

With its numerous lochs and lochans to explore, Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park has something special to offer every kind of paddler. Loch Lomond has many islands which provide sheltered waters whilst the open expanse of the loch allows more competent paddlers to enjoy open water conditions. There are a variety of places to launch a paddleboard given they are so easy to put in the water, require very little space and shallow water is not an issue.

So what are you waiting for? Get out there and enjoy a paddleboarder’s view of Loch Lomond!

Please ensure you always wear a buoyancy aid when out on the water. For further information visit the British Stand Up Paddleboarding Association. 

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