New York is always up with the latest and so of course New York offers you the chance to join in the fastest growing surfing based sport, paddle boarding.
Paddle boarding is standing on a surfboard and paddling with a long canoe type paddle.
It’s easy to learn, gives a fantastic workout and is a quick and easy way to get out on the water in this beautiful summer weather.
You can take lessons and hire the equipment from New York Kayak Company, Manhattan kayak company, Hudson river Recreation, Shore Thing Rentals and NY Surf School – Rockaway Beach.
Apparently paddle boarding utilizes 85% of the body’s muscles and so effective is it as a fitness activity that Rutgers University has a research project going to quantify exactly what happens to the body during this sport.
A board will cost you $600-1500 and then there’s wetsuits etc for cold weather paddleboarding, but equipment can be hired until you decide whether it is for you. LIKE having sports options.