No matter what kind of water sport you’re into, paddle boarding should be on your radar this summer! The activity has increased in popularity over the last few years and it’s easy to see why—it’s fun, it’s healthy, and it’s good exercise too! With the right equipment, paddle boarding can be enjoyed on lakes, rivers, or even the ocean. Be sure to have your thermal wetsuit for the ocean ready to go!
1) The Ocean
While there are lots of great places to paddleboard in lakes, rivers and other freshwater bodies, it’s hard to beat paddling on the proverbial big body of saltwater. The ocean allows you a wide-open space. Be careful though! Strong currents can cause problems for the inexperienced. Only go with an experienced paddler.
2) A lake
Many consider lakes to be perfect for beginners because they are generally calm and don’t have strong currents. However, some lakes can be deeper than others so it is important to choose a body of water that you are confident in your paddling skills. Lakes are also surrounded by land or other bodies of water which means you’ll have something other than open water on all sides, making it easy to escape if you start feeling uncomfortable while paddleboarding. Plus, being away from waves and an open ocean gives beginners more space and fewer distractions when trying new manoeuvres. There are many lakes to go to in north wales!