For the First Timers
While it bears a striking resemblance to a surfboard, the mechanics are a little different. While a person has to stand up on both, the SUP board requires paddling, as the name implies. Think of a Venetian gondola, only without any sides and an actual paddle instead of a punt.
The good news is the rider can take their time finding the right spot on the board to balance, and if they fall over, the worst that happens is they get wet. Bear in mind that Coast Guard regulations designate SUP boards as personal watercraft, which means a personal flotation device (PFD) is required.
For the Younger Riders
Much like surfboards, SUP boards do come in smaller versions for children, though teens should be able to handle a full-sized board. Before any child goes out on a board, whether on their own board or as a passenger on an adult’s board, they absolutely need to have their own PFD, and they should know how to swim well. Particularly for smaller children, rough waters and high winds should be avoided when taking a child on as a passenger.
Saturday & Sunday Open @ 9 AM
Monday – Friday Open @ 10 AM
Early Morning Rentals Available by Reservation
Hours & rental times may change depending on weather and ocean conditions.
Call (949) 723-5387 to Check Today’s Conditions
204 Washington Street #B – Newport Beach, CA 92661
Check-in is located inside the Balboa Beach & Bicycle Boutique.