September 17, 2010
I finally checked off an activity on my summer list a few weeks ago,Stand Up Paddle Boarding, or SUP. Using large, lightweight and very stable boards, you can readily paddle through the water enjoying an full body workout with ease. At the NW Outdoor Center on Lake Union, rentals are $13.00/hour.
With my nephew in town, this was a great adventure on a hot, sunny day. An added bonus was close up views of the famous house boats on Lake Union. We were also able to remove our life jackets, dive into the lake from the paddle board and reboard easily. I was so sure of our stability on the boards, I paddled back in and grabbed my camera to document our day including the downtown backdrop.
Hope you have the opportunity to try this popular new sport.