Sunday, October 25, 2015

Stand-up Paddleboarding!

Off late, we have developed a curious obsession. It's made our weekends much more awesome and active (physically).

Most people here either hike or bike on weekends to keep themselves physically active. I hated hiking mostly because it was sweaty and i just was not physically cut for it. I have tried it a bunch of times in the past and failed to develop any liking towards it whatsoever.

Stand-up Paddleboarding (SUP)!

Gayathri is a huge fan of water related activities. We started out with basic kayak'ing in a near by lake. As we did that, i found that to be super fun. It was literally like sitting on water. We could go at our own pace and it was awesome. As we did that, we started awe'ing at people who did stuff which seemed even more fun - like Stand-up paddleboarding, Wind surfing and Kite boarding.

We decided to give Stand-up Paddleboarding a shot (SUP) as that was the activity that seemed the most fun with the least learning curve. And boy, it was really one of the best decisions we have ever made in life. It was like kayaking, but way better. You were further closer to water, you could stand, sit, kneel, lie down (and even do some yoga while you are at it). You were figuratively walking on water with something easily maneuverable. It was amazing.

Who needs life jackets in the middle of a ~30ft lagoon ...

We are still looking forward to paddleboarding in the pacific ocean (so far did only in lakes and lagoons where the water is fairly still). We are also looking forward to learning the more harder water activites like Wind Surfing and Kite Boarding.

You can literally sleep on water ...

Until then, I highly recommend trying out SUP. Just go to a near by lake this weekend and rent one. I promise you, it will be totally worth it.


-Vignesh