Places to Paddle

Welcome to our Places to Paddle blog. We’ve collated our favourite paddling routes from around the globe with the help of the Red SUP community. Here you will find plenty of inspiration, from short excursions to longer, more lengthy touring expeditions. Packed full of daily paddling routes and more unique locations to add to your SUP bucket list!

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Clean Boater - Clean, Drain, Dry
by Jordan Curet

Clean Boater - Clean, Drain, Dry

Clean boating applies to everyone who recreates on the water. Whether you kayak, raft, SUP, tube, or just enjoy being on the water, invasive species affect you whether you realize it or not.

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Solva Harbour, Pembrokeshire, West Wales
by Jess Davies

Solva Harbour, Pembrokeshire, West Wales

Solva Harbour is idyllic and protected from the wind a lot of the time. Despite being the sea, the more sheltered parts are similar to a lake SUP experience.

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Point Walter, Bicton to John Tonkin Reserve, WA, Australia
by Jess Davies

Point Walter, Bicton to John Tonkin Reserve, WA, Australia

This beautiful stretch of water way, follows a pristine area of the Swan River near the historic port of Fremantle in Western Australia. The relatively narrow river way, meanders through a channel between the north and south sides of the...

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Paddling in St Kilda, Melbourne
by Jess Davies

Paddling in St Kilda, Melbourne

Since the late 70’s and early 80’s St Kilda has been the Melbourne hub of popular watersports, windsurfing and kitesurfing. More recently the boom of Stand Up Paddling has seen this new sub-culture also embrace St Kilda beaches.

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SUP Dove Lake in the Cradle Mountain National Park, USA
by Jess Davies

SUP Dove Lake in the Cradle Mountain National Park, USA

Dove Lake sits at the base of Tasmania's sixth-highest peak, Cradle Mountain with its rugged rocky outcrops and alpine vegetation. It provides spectacular vistas in every direction. The lake is accessible by vehicle and yet still retains...

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Yardie Creek Gorge Paddleboard Adventure, Australia
by Jess Davies

Yardie Creek Gorge Paddleboard Adventure, Australia

Situated in Cape Range National Park, Yardie Creek is a spectacular site. Formed by a gradual uplifting from the sea floor, fluctuating sea levels and erosion by wind and water, the plain was transformed into a range of rugged...

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SUP South Africa: Explore Addington Beach, Durban
by Robyn Dawson

SUP South Africa: Explore Addington Beach, Durban

Addington Beach is a wide, sandy, clean beach on the Durban beachfront. It’s a smooth safe area of the Indian Ocean, where you can ride a wave, cruise with the dolphins or look back at the impressive city skyline...

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Tropical Tobago: Paddleboarding in the Caribbean
by Jess Davies

Tropical Tobago: Paddleboarding in the Caribbean

Tobago is the tropical twin island to Trinidad and both islands are located just off the beautiful coast of South America. The birthplace of Calypso, Soca and steel pan music, Tobago is a true...

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Paddleboarding in Weed Beach, Darien, USA
by Jess Davies

Paddleboarding in Weed Beach, Darien, USA

Weed Beach in Darien, CT is located about an hour away from Manhattan, up the coast. Metro North Railway makes the trip an easy get-away from the bustle of the city. Weed Beach is one of the town's...

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Paddleboarding at Sydney Harbour, Australia
by Robyn Dawson

Paddleboarding at Sydney Harbour, Australia

Sydney Harbour is considered by many to be the most beautiful harbour in the world. With more than 300 kms of shoreline dotted with sandy beaches, and a backdrop of Australia’s colourful and unique flora, we guarantee you'll...

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Three Cliffs River Paddle on the Gower Coast, South Wales
by Jess Davies

Three Cliffs River Paddle on the Gower Coast, South Wales

This is an amazing paddle experience which starts at the Heritage Centre, on the Gower coast in South Wales. The route takes you past the most spectacular scenery, including views of Pennard Castle, which overlooks the river.

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SUP in Sydney, Spit to Manly
by Samantha Wonnacott

SUP in Sydney, Spit to Manly

Escape the heat of the city and SUP Sydney by discovering the picturesque beaches of the northern shores. Paddle boarding the famous Spit to Manly walk is the perfect way to experience the spectacular views and small...

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SUP into Budapest, Hungary
by Robyn Dawson

SUP into Budapest, Hungary

SUP down Europe’s second longest river and explore the flat, calm waters and riverside villages of the picturesque Danube. Paddle boarding the Danube is a really great way of exploring the spectacular views and small beaches that are...

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SUP in Norway, Nærøyfjord
by Robyn Dawson

SUP in Norway, Nærøyfjord

National Geographic Traveller Magazine’ voted the fjords of Norway the number one "unspoiled travel spot" from a list of 115 destinations around the world.