Places to Paddle

Welcome to our Places to Paddle blog. We’ve collated our favourite paddling routes from around the globe with the help of the Red SUP community. Here you will find plenty of inspiration, from short excursions to longer, more lengthy touring expeditions. Packed full of daily paddling routes and more unique locations to add to your SUP bucket list!

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Paddle Boarding in Baja, Arizona
by Jess Davies

Paddle Boarding in Baja, Arizona

Arizona south of the Gila River, land that until 1854 was part of Mexico, land that can range from high Sonoran Desert and stands of the iconic saguaro cactus to mile-high grasslands that once were grazed and now raise...

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Lake Illawarra Exploration Via Stand Up Paddle Board
by Samantha Wonnacott

Lake Illawarra Exploration Via Stand Up Paddle Board

Lake Illawarra (Warra in Aboriginal, meaning ‘pleasant place near the sea’) is just over an hour’s drive south of Sydney. This beautiful body of water covers nearly 36 square kms gathers water from the Illawarra escarpment as well as...

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Clifton Beach Paddle Boarding in Cape Town
by Robyn Dawson

Clifton Beach Paddle Boarding in Cape Town

The upmarket and trendy suburb of Clifton lies in one of the most superb settings, against the epic backdrop of Table Mountain. The beautiful beaches at Clifton are divided into four distinct coves by stretches of granite boulders...

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Discover SUP near Paris on La Marne
by Michelle Meredith

Discover SUP near Paris on La Marne

We are lucky to be in a region of lakes and rivers so close to Paris. Upstream from Paris, the Marne river flows further into the Seine and offers a natural SUP area.

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Serene SUP route on the River Avon, Devon
by Robyn Dawson

Serene SUP route on the River Avon, Devon

Tucked away just off the A379 in Devon, in the pretty village of Aveton Gifford, is a fairly non-descript car park. Driving past, you would never know it grants access to one of the most picturesque and peaceful...

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Paddle boarding Lake Annecy, South France
by Robyn Dawson

Paddle boarding Lake Annecy, South France

Snow covered mountains and clear calm waters - Paddleboarding Lake Annecy is a perfect SUP spot for all abilities. Lake Annecy, is fed by springs found in the dramatic mountainous backdrop that make paddling this lake, so incredible....

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Paddleboarding in the Lake District, Bassenthwaite
by Jess Davies

Paddleboarding in the Lake District, Bassenthwaite

As all pub quiz aficionados will know there is only one lake in the Lake District. Bassenthwaite Read more

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Paddle Boarding in the Lake District – Loweswater
by Jess Davies

Paddle Boarding in the Lake District – Loweswater

Less than a mile long, Loweswater is one of the smallest lakes in the Lake District, and not so easy to get to. The drive over Newlands pass is spectacular, as long as you are not afraid of very...

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Paddleboarding in Northern California, Mammoth Lakes
by Jess Davies

Paddleboarding in Northern California, Mammoth Lakes

There are amazing places across the country to paddleboard, but we wanted to narrow down the top three spots just in Northern California. It wasn’t easy. The whole region (including parts of Southern Oregon) is filled with great...

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Ljubljana Urban Adventure SUP Tour
by Michelle Meredith

Ljubljana Urban Adventure SUP Tour

Ljubljana is the green capital of a green country. The image of the town by a river with picturesque bridges and a marketplace was designed by the famous architect Joze Plecnik. The town of a thousand events is...

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Explore the River Dart and SUP in South Devon
by Robyn Dawson

Explore the River Dart and SUP in South Devon

The River Dart, based in South Devon, winds its way from the incredibly popular tourist coastal town of Dartmouth. A few miles inland and the river meanders its way to the bustling, picturesque town of Totnes. Exploring this beautiful...

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Oeschinen - Mountain lakes to SUP in Switzerland
by Robyn Dawson

Oeschinen - Mountain lakes to SUP in Switzerland

Lake Oeschine is part of the UNESCO World Heritage site and is 1.6km long, 1km wide and is arguably one of the most beautiful mountain lakes to SUP in Switzerland and one of its best kept secrets!

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Austria to host Dragon World Championships 2018
by Luke Green

Austria to host Dragon World Championships 2018

It is with much excitement that we can announce the location of the 2018 Dragon World Championships. The world’s only dedicated, global TEAM SUP competition is set to be unleashed on the shores of Lake Fuschl, Austria on...

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The Dragon World Championships In Austria
by Luke Green

The Dragon World Championships In Austria

On the 31st of August – 2nd September 2018 the Dragon World Championships, the world’s only team SUP racing event, arrived on the mystical mountain lined shores of Lake Fuschl, Austria.

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Dragon World Championships: Barbados Day Three
by Luke Green

Dragon World Championships: Barbados Day Three

Monday 30th October 2017, a day for some when dreams would come true and for others victory would slip from grasp. This was it, the culmination of months of training would come down to just four heats. Four...