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From the beginning: Senior paddle boarding


Above and below photo: 85 years young, senior paddle boarding Maria-Florindo Vieira from Brazil.


From the beginning of the worldwide phenomenon called SUP (Stand Up Paddle Boarding), Senior paddle boarding enthusiasts have truly leapt aboard. And more senior men and women are discovering the pleasures and benefits of flat water stand up paddling all the time. Whether cruising, touring or racing, SUP is versatile, easy to learn, and has surprise benefits—the healthy side effect of getting fit while having a great time on the water.

Paddle the shorelines on a crisp sunny morning with friends, plan a moonlit evening on a still pond, or sail off into a perfect sunset. A boards-eye view opens up horizons—literally. SUP puts you high above the water’s surface to catch the play of light of a far shore, hear birdsong or the splash of a fish, and breathe in the scent of nature all around you. SUP can calm your spirit, restore your balance, keep you strong and tighten your core. No wonder senior paddle boarding enthusiasts have taken to this sport like ducks to water.

All you need is a hard or inflatable paddle board, a leash, a paddle and some gentle water to begin exploring. Make paddling part of your sun-destination vacation, paddle on a river-way to a nearby town, or make SUP part of your next campout. Seek out coastlines or inland waters and embrace the SUP style that’s right for you. The possibilities are endless for SUP senior enthusiasts.

Senior paddle boarding stories!

Read about surprising, delightful, empowering, and gratifying experiences in senior paddle boarding stories! SUP senior enthusiasts share their stories from the unexpected thrill of accomplishment, to increased health benefits and rehabilitation, to fun and community and the interesting ways people get hooked on this low impact sport.

Senior paddle boarding myths

The internet is full of images of young, hyper-fit people riding the rails and looking as strong as the boards they stand on. So stand up paddle boarding can’t possibly be for someone like me, right? Wrong. SUP can be for anyone.

When I have an opportunity ask people in the 55+ age range about their perceptions of the sport, I hear this sort of thing again and again: paddle boarding is difficult, or it’s only for athletes, or the very strong, or the very young. The young hard-bodied surf image is a large part of why some potential SUP senior enthusiasts are deterred from that first myth-busting SUP experience. But SUP surfing represents a tiny portion of SUPers. The other 90 percent of stand up paddle boarders are flat water paddlers. There are more senior paddle board enthusiasts all the time. And you won’t know if you’ll be one until you try.

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Try it out!

Forget sipping tea on the porch and waiting for the shuffleboard tournament – there's a tidal wave of youthful rebellion crashing onto the waterfronts, and it's led by a crew of fearless pirates with silver in their hair and sunshine in their hearts! Senior paddle boarding isn't just a fad, it's a full-blown adventure waiting to be unfurled. Imagine this: you, slicing through crystal-clear waters, the sun kissing your skin, the wind whispering secrets in your ears, and beneath you, a board that becomes your chariot to freedom. That's the magic of senior paddle boarding, and trust me, it's more than just a pretty picture.

Why is it your perfect match? Ditch the high-impact activities that leave your joints groaning in protest. Paddle boarding is like a low-impact spa day for your entire being. It's gentle on your knees, works your core and muscles like a silent symphony, and polishes your balance to a shine – all while being about as fun as riding a unicorn across a rainbow! Add the fresh air and sunshine doing cartwheels in your mood, and you've got a recipe for energy levels that would put teenagers to shame. Think of it as vitamin sea with a side of laughter and adventure.

But wait, isn't learning new things hard at your age? Pfft! Nonsense!

The beauty of paddle boarding lies in its universal appeal. Whether you're a seasoned athlete or a fitness newbie, it welcomes you with open arms (and a stable board). Start on your knees for comfort, then slowly inch your way towards standing. Take your time, embrace the wobbles (they're just stepping stones to mastery!), and remember, falling in is just a refreshing dip! There are even inflatable boards designed with extra stability, making them your loyal companions as you find your sea legs.

But isn't it too late to learn something new? Never! Our brains are like ageless playgrounds, constantly craving new slides and swings. Learning something like paddle boarding is like building a brand new neural jungle gym. It keeps your mind sharp, your memory on point, and wards off cognitive decline like a superhero deflecting lasers. Plus, mastering a new skill at any age is like injecting your confidence with rocket fuel. Imagine the thrill of proving that age is just a number on a driver's license!

So, toss those outdated notions overboard and join the silver surfer revolution. Paddle boarding isn't just a sport, it's a tribe. Connect with like-minded adventurers, explore hidden coves that would make Robinson Crusoe jealous, and discover a passion for life that burns brighter than ever before. With every paddle stroke, you're not just moving your body, you're embracing adventure, defying expectations, and proving that age is just a number. Are you ready to make waves that inspire others to follow? Grab your paddle, adventurer, and let's set sail! Remember, the only limit is the horizon, and that, my friend, is wide open.

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