SUP is the acronym for Stand up Paddle boarding, or in the Hawaiian language Hoe he’e nalu, is an emerging global sport with an Hawaiian heritage.
Though Achill is certainly not a Hawaiian island, it is an Island nonetheless, and would not be complete without this fantastic sport to compliment it. Popular at coastal areas and resorts, it is gaining in popularity as celebrities are sampling the sport and cross-over athletes are training with SUP.
No matter whether you are young or old, there is no age limit for stand up paddle boarding; even your dog can take a ride. SUP is a great way to discover the natural beauty and surroundings of Achill, from catching waves to one of our scenic cruises, there is no where you cannot go on a stand up paddle.
Unlike surfing, paddleboarding is very easy to learn and within one hour of tuition, you can become very comfortable in the water and on your board. Stand up paddleboarding is very popular also with women due to their lower centre of gravity, and are often more often skilled at paddleboarding than men. This is just a great all round sport that most people can enjoy with ease, and is great for families and friends alike.