Stand up paddle boarding is a popular activity on Block Island. Whether a pro or if you've never tried it, this is the place to. The calm waters in the ponds and coves are perfect for learning this sport. It's fairly easy to stand up and get going on your first try.
There are a few outfitters on island who are ready to serve you. You may rent a board and go by yourself or take a tour or a yoga paddle board class.
This sport originated with surfers and surfing instructors. Now known as SUP, its a way for surfers to keep in shape when there no waves. Now the sport is popular everywhere. On a stand up paddle board, you may surf waves or simple paddle in the calm waters. There are different boards depending on where you'll be paddling and what skill level you are. Most rental boards are longer and thicker, providing stability for all levels. Rental boards are usually foam instead of traditional fiberglass - for obvious reasons.
SUP is available almost everywhere where there's a body of water. It's recommended to take a lesson or tour on your first try. It's useful knowing the basics before going out on your own. SUP boards are now considered vessels by the coast guard so a floatation device must be worn.