Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) around the Turks and Caicos Islands

A photograph of Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) around Providenciales and the Turks and Caicos IslandsStand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP) can be enjoyed by all ages

This “new” sport is taking Providenciales by storm. Originating around the islands of Hawaii and often called Beach Boy Surfing, the sport was adopted as a way for surf instructors to keep a more watchful eye on students and then commonly used as a way for surf staff to capture photos of tourists learning to surf off Waikiki. The sport is popular with women because a lower centre of gravity means women have a built in leg–up, so to speak. An excellent core work–out, Stand Up Paddleboarding is a great way to explore the mangroves. Quiet and discrete, the paddleboard is minimally invasive, allowing you to view aquatic and marine life without disturbing them. Because you are standing up, the board gives you a perfect, and unique, vantage point from which to survey the surrounding waters. If you’re a pro you can get started by renting the board and paddle, but you can also take in some instruction or a guided tour.

A photograph of Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) around Providenciales and the Turks and Caicos IslandsStand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP) is a discrete way to view wildlife around Mangrove Cay

  1. Big Blue Unlimited

    Big Blue Unlimited offers Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP) in the Turks and Caicos Islands as a complement to their other watersports and activities. With a focus on eco–tourism and health and fitness, Big Blue promotes SUP as a great core work–out and a terrific way to view marine life. Check out the mangroves and tone your abs from aboard a quiet and environmentally friendly Naish SUP, available from Big Blue Unlimited.

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  2. SURFside Ocean Academy

    PaddleFit is the latest way to get fit, stay trim and enjoy the water, all at once. At SURFside Ocean Academy this morning workout involves a Stand-up Paddleboard, the beach, the ocean and an excellent core workout. The program combines land based workouts, paddling techniques, and on water workouts while taking advantage of the natural beauty of TCI. It’s exercise with adventure. Certified PaddleFit instructor Morgan Luker describes it as an outdoor fitness system that almost anyone can learn, practice and enjoy. Classes are held three mornings a week.

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  3. Water Play Provo

    A photograph of stand up paddleboarding around Providenciales and the Turks and Caicos IslandsStand up paddleboarding is just one watersport offered by Water Play Provo - Photo by

    From small kids to adults of every age, there is some activity you will enjoy at Water Play Provo. Cool bikes with big fat tires for beach cruising, stand-up paddleboards, kayaks, kitesurfing, windsurfing, sailing and swimming lessons, guided tours by SUP/KAYAK through the Mangroves. They have it all. Drop by and visit Water Play Provo at their beach location in front of Ocean Club East.

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