Don't just walk round Valencia marina, go standup paddle boarding and get right in the thick of it. The sport championed by world-class Maui surfer Laird Hamilton is big in Spain. If you're looking for watersports for a Valencia stag do, this is a smart choice. It's great fun and fine for those with little or no experience in board sports. Experience the marina rather than just look at it. Master the basics with an instructor, and enjoy the sun and the sensation of gliding across the surface of the Med. Go on; get in there!
Relatively quick to pick up compared to popular water sports like surfing, kite surfing and wakeboarding, standup paddle boarding is immersive and exciting but also pretty relaxing as you're not dealing with strong swell or paddling to catch waves. The instructor will do the necessary safety briefing and teach you essential SUP skills, like holding the paddle, going from kneeling to standing position, balancing, and where to stand on the board once you're up. Keep your knees bent! Learn a few basic strokes to get going, and then cruise around.
SUP is reasonably challenging but you'll be riding in an hour, so this is ideal if you want to try something new that gives you a real sense of satisfaction. Have a go at the world's fastest growing watersport on your Valencia stag do and make it instantly awesome.
In a nutshell:
- Introduction to standup paddle boarding
- Go out round Valencia marina
- English-speaking instructor
- Paddle board hire for 1 hour
- Flexible start times
- Available April-October