Trend Sport SUP is conquering Mallorca – Stand Up Paddling
The placid waters of Playa de Palma beach and other nice places on the island, have become a favourite spot in Mallorca for practising watersports. In recent years, one of the most popular watersports amongst both tourists and locals has been stand up paddleboarding or SUP. Stand up paddleboarding is a sport where you stand on a large board and paddle yourself along. It’s different from surfboarding in that you can get by without any waves; if the sea’s calm you can still enjoy a relaxing ride and the landscape with the help of your paddle. Of course you improve your personal fitness! Because it’s easy to learn, suitable for all the family, and can be practised all year round, stand up paddleboarding has become one of the most popular modes of surfing at the present time.
Especially in Can Pastilla near to Playa de Palma, two of the best specialists in SUP centres has been established. El Niño Surf Center was the first centre in Playa de Palma to specialize in this sport. It has a wide selection of gear to buy and/or hire, and runs courses of every kind. Especially the group activities like trips, competitions or borrowing a huge SUP board (up to 10 people), are very well demanded. Close by is Bonaona Surfschool & Bar. The location also convince by the beautiful terrace facing the sea. They offer courses, excursions and kit hire, in addition to a very pleasant ambience. It’s famous for its special activities including excursions by moonlight and themed parties. In our opinion - pure fun!