Plan Your SUP Trips
While your board is stored away, you can start dreaming of your next on-water adventure! While it might seem early to be making plans for the spring and summer, it is actually an ideal time to do so as reservations and registration for clinics, camps, and getaways start to open up for the new year. Take a look at your calendar and figure out where and when you want to go. Of course this is all dependent on travel restrictions, but it’s good to start thinking about it. Here are a few ideas:
Find A New Spot
You don’t have to go far to have an adventure. Take a look at your surrounding area and see if there are new paddle spots you’d like to try. You can do a little research to find out more about potential locations. If it’s in an official park (municipal, regional, or national), there is usually information on their website for paddlers, such as fees, launch spots, general conditions, and safety considerations. If not, find a local message board or paddler’s group and ask if anyone has any tips or suggestions.
Pick Your Next SUP Destination
Want to go further from home? There are some dreamy SUP spots around the world! Check out our SUP Explorer map which features dozens of paddle spots throughout the globe, submitted by fellow Thurso Surf board owners. Each spot features photos, tips, and more! Use it as inspiration to plan your next paddling vacation. For even more inspiration, bookmark our post on some of the top spots to camp with your SUP in the US.
Go to a SUP Camp
If you want to travel and level up your skills, there are some awesome getaways where you can learn anything and everything about SUP! For SUP surf, check out Pacuare Outdoor Center who offer eight-day clinics in Costa Rica and the Caribbean. For a women-only experience, She SUPs offers trips of all kinds in Australia for paddlers of all levels. For SUP touring, head over to Blue Jellyfish in Canada, who offer multi-day expeditions set in the rugged coastlines of British Columbia.