Most travellers assume you can’t paddle board in Alaska. I’m here to tell you that that’s dead wrong. Alaska has some of the world’s best paddle boarding because the views are so incredible. If you’re correctly equipped you can Paddle Board during the summer months.
If you’re looking for a tour guide to take you along some incredible spots to see Alaska’s beautiful scenery we recommend liquid adventures. Liquid adventures is based out of Seward, Alaska a small and quiet town They offer incredible kayak, paddleboard & kayak fishing tours that are also very affordable. They also rent equipment, so if you’re just looking to go for a spin on your own or with your partner that can also be arranged. If you’re looking to do some kite stand up paddle boarding kitedemon can also hook you up.
Why Paddle Board
Paddle boarding can be an incredibly fun and relaxing activity while looking out into some of the best scenery in the world. It’s also great exercise as you’re constantly working your core and your legs to stay stable while your shoulders and arms get a great work out from paddling.
What You Should Know
If you’re brand new to the sport of paddle boarding I wouldn’t recommend attempting to learn while on vacation in Alaska. There are plenty of clubs around the world which offer paddle boarding lessons which is a great place to start. Alternatively, renting a SUP is relatively cheap and almost every city in the world has rentals available. Most people think you need to be on the ocean, again this isn’t true some of the world’s best spots to SUP is on flat-water. Think lakes. Some even paddle board on rivers and streams – if there is water you probably can get on a SUP and go for a cruise.
Gear You’ll Need
SUPs are a little cumbersome to bring on a trip to Anchroage Alaska with you which is why we recommend renting. Of course you’ll need a board. From there you’ll also need a wet suit (hey this isn’t California!), a leash, a paddle and many opt to wear a life jacket. Aside from that you’ll just need to bring your sense of adventure and a great attitude!