Top 5 Health Benefits of Paddling

Everyone knows that with regular exercise comes a slew of health benefits ranging from weight loss to lower cholesterol and feeling more energized.  Not everyone knows that you can amp up all those benefits by taking your workouts to the ocean.  Paddling on the water ties in the sun, the ocean vibes, a full body workout and a relaxed state of mind.  Here are five reasons you should be adding paddling to your workout plans.

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Leash Up for SUP

Stand-up Paddle Boarding (SUP) has vastly grown in popularity in recent years.  With this surge of interest and ease of accessibility to rent or purchase a board, a large volume of people are experiencing the ocean from various skill backgrounds.  While the majority of our renters are members who frequently paddle, we still find a significant amount of paddlers that come to our shop are first time SUP'ers.  When Paddle Sports Center first brought kayaking to the Santa Barbara Harbor in 2001, it was met with strong resistance.  Our business taught a large volume of lessons in the early years as newcomers became familiar with kayaking.

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