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Surf’s SUP!

Make stand-up paddleboarding your new leisure-time activity.


Exactly what it sounds like: You stand up on a board and paddle around. Part of what makes paddleboarding so fun is that it’s not that hard. The boards are longer and wider than the ones for surfing, so they’re more stable. Sure, you may be a little wobbly at first, and beginners should steer clear of big waves. But for most people, a mellow float across a placid lake should be more than doable on Day One.


For first-timers, all you’ll need is a bathing suit and

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