We decided to try SUP paddle boarding and as a local, we make an appointment with Ryan to go paddle boarding as he came highly recommended. We met at Batts Rock, which is on the west coast of the island (the Caribbean Sea). Batts Rock is a great area for beginners as the bay is protected so the wind is not too high close to the beach and the sea tends to be flat.
Ryan starts with a lesson from explaining the board, correct use of the paddle, paddling technique, how to mount the board and to stand. He also demonstrates what to do if you get into trouble or if the wind gets too strong while you are paddling. After this lesson, you are ready to experience SUP in Barbados.
You don't have to worry about anything as Ryan is never too far away while you are paddling. Ryan is sure to give you encouragement as well as tips to make your experience better. He also takes action shots of you paddle boarding which he will send to you. Your first lesson is about an 1.5hrs because of the 30 mins beginner's instructions. I would warn you that you will have such a good time that you will want to go paddle boarding again!
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