- Published on Sunday, 31 July 2011 12:15
Come down to Tramore Beach and try out the latest craze - Stand Up Paddle Boarding!
Originally from Hawaii, this sport derived from the local surfers paddling out on big surf boards, they stood on these to take photos of the tourist surfing, a few locals of these guys then started surfing them. However it was Laird Hamilton, in about 2005, who really began to surf these boards!! On the flat days, Laird would use these boards for fitness, and for a relaxing paddle around the islands.
We run courses for paddle boarding all year. Once you have mastered the basics we can help you choose if you want to buy your own board, or you are welcome to come down and hire any of ours! We have a wide range of boards to try out, from 9ft to 15ft, flat water boards or surf! All the staff here are keen paddlers, so our knowledge is not from a book, but many years experience and love for the sport!
Our courses cover;
- Safety and self rescue
- Sea and wind conditions
- Paddle stroke/and stance
What to bring
We provide all the equipment – wetsuits, surfboards, boots, gloves and hoods.
Please bring a towel, a swimsuit, warm clothes, suncream, shampoo and a bottle of water
Our Stand up paddle board lessons cost €69.00pp and we have groups of up to 4 people at a time. The price includes all equipment including wetsuits and boards aswell as instruction. If you have done a lesson with us before you can come back to hire out all the gear for €30.00pp
For more information or to book call us on 051-391011 or 0877563993 and mention our website!