7 reasons to try Stand Up Paddleboarding on Okanagan Lake
There are many lakes in the Okanagan, but Okanagan Lake has to be the best. The lake stretches from Penticton to Vernon, with Kelowna sitting right in the middle! We think that makes Kelowna the best place to be, don’t you? And we also think that getting out on to the water is exactly the right way to enjoy this beautiful location. Here are 7 reasons why you should try Stand Up Paddleboarding on Okanagan Lake this year.
It’s suitable for all ages –
Seniors, little ones and teenagers alike can all enjoy the benefits of SUP since boards come in all shapes and sizes. Are you looking for a way to introduce your kids to watersports? This is it!
It’s an awesome workout –
As with any exercise, SUP is going to get your body burning off some serious calories. It is perfect for working out your arms, legs, back and core so you can get that lean body in no time (and it won’t even feel like a workout because SUP is just so chill).
It’s relaxing and relieves stress –
Because SUP is an outdoor activity, you can take it as an opportunity to zone out and enjoy nature. It’s repetitive, low impact nature can be very therapeutic for mind and body: use it as a way to escape from everyday stresses or as a gentle healing activity for any recent injuries.
It’s perfect for lakes, rivers and oceans –
This is not a sport that can only be done on the ocean. Unlike surfing, you can paddle board on still water so the possibilities are endless!
It improves your balance –
As the main point of paddle boarding is to stand up on a board in the middle of a large body of water, you will find that your balance is really put to the test. But a couple of hours later and you’ll have already improved your stability.
It’s easy to learn –
It’s not going to take you several sessions to learn the technique behind SUP. You might fall off the board a couple of times when you are learning how to stand up – but this is going to be relatively minimal in comparison to surfing!
Families can Paddleboard together –
Youngsters can sit on the board as you paddle so SUP is an ideal sport for spending some quality time together. It’s very much a social activity which means everyone can take time out from their electronic devices, and enjoy the company of friends and family! Some people even bring their dogs along for the ride.
And the best thing? We have equipment waiting for you at the resort! Paddleboards are available to rent for La Casa Cottages’ guests through the Cottage Options Package. Please see more details about this here, in your cottage binder or speak to a guest service’s representative by calling 250-542-0515. We can’t wait to help you get out on the water!
If you’re taking a trip to Kelowna and want to explore different parts of the lake, then there are several watersports rentals shops in the city. These are Okanagan Water Sports, Okanagan Beach Rentals and Lakefront Sports Centre.
Written by Hannah Poaros