For anyone who has no idea what I am talking about, Paddle Boarding is a wider surfboard that you stand on and paddle like a canoe or kayak. Here is picture for those of you who are visual...none of these pictures are of me. I don’t have waterproof electronics…sadly. A waterproof camera is something I am seriously considering though!
Once you stand up, using your paddle in the water as a balance stick, you need to find the center or sweet spot of the board. Once balanced, start paddling. Definitely expect to fall in a few times, especially if the water is a little rough.
That's probably the most accurate picture of what I looked like that I could find.
Being out on the open bay with the sun setting is one of the most peaceful moments I’ve ever experienced. While there was a group of us out there, we weren’t close to one another, so you felt very alone and very tiny against the magnificent setting sun.
If I get really good, I could take little Lira out with me :) She'd be a perfect paddle board pup!
I am not completely addicted to paddle boarding as my husband thought I would be, but I would definitely do it again! Even just paddling out, jumping off your board and swimming or sitting on your board and drifting is enjoyable. The board I had was short in terms of typical board sizes (10-12ft) and wide, so it was slow. I hear there are race boards that cut the water much better; I think they would be more my style.
When I go pro I'll surf some waves! lol.
As for the social aspect…after the sunset paddle was done, there was a buffet, a DJ playing some of my favorite jams, $1.50 PBR’s, and a great bunch of super chill beach vibe’n people to hang with! It was an absolutely perfect ending to my Wednesday!