Breaking the waves



Stand up paddle (SUP) is a new sport similar to surf, at its simplest form which is standing up on a large board using a paddle for moving and keeping balance. It's a new form of surfing that allows everyone to catch some waves with a little practice.

Moreover, it can be enjoyed on calm days for a relaxing stroll and cruising through channels, sharp coves, and caves. Lately, a new form of SUP activity has arisen, that is SUP Yoga, i.e. taking yoga exercises on a SUP board floating on the sea. When the water gets wavy, you can go for catching some waves and get pure adrenaline injections. For info regarding surfing spots locations visit here.

Undoubtedly, Crete offers the perfect environment for SUP surfers, in flat-sea conditions, everyone can easily plan a little excursion along the coast, just procure a map of Crete and get inspired by!

SUP is becoming very popular in Crete and there are many schools and clubs that anyone can join. Calm beaches around Elounda, Heraklion, Chania, Hersonissos and Rethymnon are very popular for SUP.

Here below we mention some of the contacts for renting equipment and having lessons. 

Arina Beach:
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Agios Nikolaos:
Falasarna Beach:
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