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What Are the Workouts Provided by Different Types of Paddleboarding? October 9, 2017

North Shore, Waialua
What Are the Workouts Provided by Different Types of Paddleboarding?, Waialua, Hawaii

If you’re starting to get bored with your usual gym routine and are wondering how to make your workouts more fun, then paddleboarding might be for you. While many view it simply as an outdoor recreational or family activity, stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) could qualify as a complete body workout, offering core, endurance, strength, balance, and cardio components.

To show you how good of a workout you can get, here are the different types of paddleboarding:

  • Touring: As its name suggests, SUP touring can be viewed as an endurance workout, involving nonstop, long-distance paddling at a moderate speed. It’s perfect for those who seek outdoor adventure while relaxing with like-minded friends after a long day in the office. 

  • paddleboardingSurfing: If you want a more intense workout, give SUP surfing a try. Described as the best cross-training activity for surfers, the difficulty of your workout during SUP surfing varies depending on the size of the waves. Smaller waves provide a perfect alternative for exercise.

  • Racing: For the most intense workout you can get from a paddleboard, SUP racing is the perfect water activity for you. This cardio activity, ideal for those who are competitive, is guaranteed to push your heart rate to its peak. While results may vary depending on some factors such as stroke form and intensity, water conditions, and wind speed, you’re sure to get your heart racing.


If you’re looking for a great place to do some paddleboarding, visit Tsue's Farm, a family-friendly place in Haleiwa, HI, offering water tours and sumptuous food such. With a designated picnic area along the Anahulu River, it’s the perfect place for a fun family activity and calorie-burning workout. Visit their website for more information on their kayaking and paddleboarding tours, or call (808) 744-5428 for inquiries on the combos they offer.