SAN DIEGO, California - Where did you travel this year? Was it tropical? Was it on the coast or to a lake? With stand up paddling (SUP) the options are endless as you can take your paddle board on practically any body of water. And with the convenience of inflatables you are able to take your SUP with you wherever you go! With our audience voting for the top SUP destinations in the 2015 Supconnect Polls, here are the top SUP destinations for 2015 voted for and nominated by you and your peers. Check it out:
With 13,676 km of coastline (biggest in Europe and 11th in the world) Greece is a unique place for Stand Up Paddling. Furthermore 6000 islands, 63 lakes and 27 rivers offer limitless possibilities in terms of spending quality time on a SUP board. Greece provides an exquisite destination for holidays, sightseeing and Stand Up Paddle boarding. Historical monuments, beautiful islands, majestic mainland and the Mediterranean natural environment have it all! Learn more about this SUP Destination HERE.
There's no other way to explore Greece than by paddle board.
4. San Diego, California
San Diego is a SUP hotspot with a pretty awesome SUP community. There are tons of places to paddle including Mission Bay, La Jolla Cove, Cardiff Reef for surfing and tons more. San Diego is also home to one of the biggest SUP events in the world, the Hano Hano. Learn more about this SUP Destination HERE.
La Jolla Cove in San Diego. | Photo Courtesy: Isle Surf & SUP
3. Sayulita, Mexico
Sayulita, Nayarit, MX is one of Mexico's top destinations for SUP and Surf. It is also home to several of Mexico's top athletes and was host to the 2015 ISA SUP World Championship. Offering beginner and advanced surf, it's a must see! See more on Sayulita HERE.
Sayulita sunsets. | Photo: Ed Dorsett
Slovenia is a miniature, picturesque country in the heart of Europe. It is located between the Alps and the Adriatic sea, so close to Europe’s capitals and yet so far from the frantic tempo of urban life. Also known for its amazing water scenery with an abundance of SUP terrains as diverse as the country itself – from still Alpine lakes, emerald-green rivers, ever- changing intermittent lakes, to warm Adriatic sea and urban paddling in the capital’s Old Town. With its perfect geographical position and natural wealth it makes for a perfect place to relax and recharge. Beside loosing yourself in the feel of pristine nature and finding your tiny hidden places on the water, you can also indulge yourself with typical local food, world-renowned wines and the stories of the thousand-year-old cities. Learn more about this SUP Destination HERE.
Slovenia is a hidden gem for stand up paddlers. | Photo: Rafael Marn
Tahiti is located in French Polynesia, a group of 118 islands and atolls located in the South Pacific. The scenery in Tahiti is jaw-dropping and the beauty that surrounds the island is a sight that truly is unimaginable until you actually go there. No matter what kind of paddler you are or what skill level you're at, Tahiti has something for you. Learn more about this SUP Destination HERE.
Tahiti from above. | Photo: Tahiti Tourisme / Philippe Bacchet
To see our full list of SUP Destinations, CLICK HERE.
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