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Stand Up Paddling

Stand Up Paddling

Hawaiian hang-loose feeling

Meditative workout on Lake Davos

Season times
Mid June to September

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An activity that made life easier for Polynesian fishermen has now developed into a popular leisure pastime in Davos Klosters: stand-up paddling (SUP). The new on-trend sport is simple to do, great fun and keeps you fit. Beat Conrad from the Lake Davos Surf Centre tells us all about it.

Apparently effortlessly Beat Conrad draws the paddle through the water and glides standing up on a surfboard over Lake Davos. The lake is as flat as a mirror in the early morning. It is written all over Conrad’s face that the new stand-up paddling trend is massive fun. And no wonder: the conditions here are amazing. A hang-loose feeling, just like in Hawaii.

4 tips
for your first attempts on the water

one

The right equipment is crucial

Don’t just jump on a board and head off. It is crucial that you have the right equipment. A 100-kilogramme man needs a different board to a woman weighing just 50 kilogrammes.

two

Getting on and paddling off

Place the paddle at right angles on the board. Knee down on the board and try to assume a stable position. Place your feet approximately on the middle of the board and stand up slowly. Paddle off.

three

Paddle correctly

Hold the paddle with both hands and stretch out your arms in front of you. Place the blade of the paddle into the water. Then pull the paddle through the water as far as your heel. The full force comes from your upper body.

four

Don’t be afraid of the water

Step out onto the water. Even if the board may feel a little wobbly and unfamiliar at the beginning, you will quickly get used to it – and nothing stands in the way of the paddling fun. It’s a promise!

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Stand Up Paddling on Lake Davos

SUP hire centre and courses

If we’ve whetted your appetite to try out stand-up paddling in Davos, head straight for the Lake Davos Surf Centre. It offers a range of taster courses, individual and group lessons as well as the hire of SUP boards and paddles. The SUP season runs from mid June to September.

 

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