Stand Up Paddleboarding

Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP) is pretty much what it sounds like; you stand on a long, floaty surfboard and propel yourself forward through the water with a paddle.

For the fitness-minded it’s a great workout with the balance required of yoga and the arm and core strength of kayaking. At the Coast, it’s an added level of challenge for surfers. And in Bend (home to surfing legend Gerry Lopez and Kialoa paddle company), SUPers take to the flat water on the Deschutes River and Cascade lakes.