Saturday, July 5

Stand Up Paddle with Mo'ana Malmö

That's me on the far right.

I tried Stand Up Paddle or SUP today. It's easy to learn the basics - after an hour I could make turns and got pretty much where I intended to go. And this was on a windy day where it is easy to drift out to sea. We paddled from one end on Ribbersborg beach (Ribban to us locals) to Kallbadhuset and back again. It took us a little more than an hour.

I did fall off the SUP (stand up paddleboard - essentially a very big surfboard) a few times. But I grew up on the coast and I'm not scared of getting wet. And after that first fall I realised that it was kinda fun to test my balance and what I could do on the board. When I fell I simply found my paddle and crawled back onto the SUP. I say crawled because there was nothing graceful about it.

It's a good workout but there is so much happening around you (waves, winds, fellow SUPers) so it doesn't feel like a training session. It's gonna be interesting to see how sore I am tomorrow.

Check out Mo'ana Malmö to learn more or book your own SUP experience.