Stand Up Paddle Surfing (SUP) in Johannesburg, South Africa.
We know there’s not much in the way of waves in Johannesburg, but it sure has its fair share of water - lovely expanses of the stuff that are ideal to start to stand up paddling on. So why not practice now before heading down to the coast to put your newly acquired SUP training to the test in more turbulent conditions.
Stand-up paddleboarding is a peaceful activity but don’t be fooled. It is a fantastic sport, strengthening the core as well as the arms, legs, back, and shoulders. It also helps improve balance which is one of the things that ages us in a profound way. You don’t even have to leave Johannesburg to try this sport. You can hire the board and paddle and get expert instruction right on Emmerentia Dam.
Though it’s a sport that suits solo adventurers it is equally suited to those who prefer their activities sociable. SUPers meet regularly and organize fun (and quite serious) races and events. Great for young and older outdoors lovers, SUPing is fast becoming a South African favorite.