Paddleboarding

The Heart of The Emerald Coast is the perfect place to partake in stand-up paddleboarding or as locals like to call it, SUP.  This low-impact water activity is one of the fastest growing sports in the US and the calm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, bay, or sound make paddle boarding here a breeze!  Yoga, fishing, recreation, or relaxation, you’ll find paddleboarding a fun and exhilarating water activity for the entire family!  Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa Island offers an array of scenic waterways to enjoy a day on the water paddleboarding. Our tranquil water makes the Emerald Coast a hotspot for paddleboard enthusiasts. 

For those wanting to learn the basics or join a paddleboard class, there are many great options to discover!  A fan of yoga?  Find your balance and relaxation by combining Yoga and paddleboarding at the same time. The Henderson Beach Resort hosts a Paddle Yoga class at their adult pool which is a perfect way to relax, exercise, and enjoy the pleasure of paddleboarding. The Henderson Beach Resort also has a guided paddleboard class that is appropriate for all skill levels on emerald water of the Gulf of Mexico.  Another fun option for paddleboarding is found at LuLu’s in Destin. They offer rentals, tours, lesson, sunrise and sunset paddles, and yoga classes too!  Mornings are the best time to paddleboard to spot dolphins and other sea life at the surface while you slowly coast our pristine waters. Seeking speed in your paddleboard experience? Races and tournaments are held seasonally around the Heart of Florida’s Emerald Coast as well! 

If you’re in the market for your very own paddleboard you’ll find a great selection at local BOTE Board with retail locations in Destin and Fort Walton Beach. BOTE Board calls the Emerald Coast home and offer various styles of boards based on your paddleboarding needs.  In fact, BOTE designed the world’s first fishing specific stand up board for fishing enthusiasts. The clear water of the Heart of Florida’s Emerald Coast make it perfect for fishing from a paddleboard.  The visibility atop the board will enhance your fishing experience and the number of your catch! 

Paddle boarding is a exhilarating water sport that is relaxing, healthy, and fun and the Heart of Florida’s Emerald Coast is a perfect destination to learn and enjoy!

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