Stand up paddle board rentals, courses and guided excursions in Es Grau.
Stand up paddle surfing, closely related to surfing, is the latest in water sports. Stand up paddle or SUP is an ancient sport that comes from Polynesia. Historically speaking, it is the oldest gliding water sport in the world. The Polynesians invented it to as a way of sailing to new islands. More recently, surfing instructors on Waikiki beach started using their long boards with a basic canoe paddle to stay close to their students and to see and reach distant waves.
The difference with surfing is that SUP does not need a wave to glide forwards. It consists of standing upright on a large surfboard and using a single blade paddle. It is ideal for gliding on a calm sea but also for surfing the waves once the technique has been mastered. One of the advantages of stand up paddle surf is that you can see so much more from being upright on the board.
Stand up paddle surf is not a highly technical sport, but to do it properly and to enjoy it to the utmost, it is best to do an induction course. It is safer and you will be more confident.
At our base on Es Grau beach you can rent stand up boards or go on one of our induction courses. Es Grau is without doubt the best place in Minorca to try out this new water sport. Go on, have a go!
Come and learn stand up paddle technique with us and experience new sensations as you navigate on a surf board. We start off the technical side by Es Grau beach, where the water is shallow and tranquil. After a short training session, we start paddling, and you will experience the fun of stand up paddle; the view point standing on a board is quite different.
Would you like to try out stand up paddle? At our base on Es Grau beach you can rent a board by the hour, half day or the whole day. Rental rates: 1 hour: 10 € 2 hours: 18 € 3 hours: 25 € ½ día ( 4 h.): 30 € 1 day: 40 €
Learn basic techniques needed for going out paddling safely and efficiently. On this course, you will learn how to stand on the board, how to turn, how to stay on course, and all about stability and balance. Duration: 1,30 hours Price: 30 €/ per person * Booking in advance required.