Paddleboarding has grown in popularity by leaps and bounds over recent years, especially in coastal areas. Although spectators may see paddleboarders as graceful and relaxing, it is actually a full-body workout. Imagine balancing yourself on a thin board in the water while trying to use the current and wind to your advantage. And then to figure out what to do with that paddle! If this is intriguing, or if it sounds like something you want to try, there are several places around Hilton Head you can go to get your paddleboard on, from novice to advanced.

Stand and Paddle (Bluffton, SC)

The place to go in Hilton Head for paddleboard lessons is Stand and Paddle. They offer patient sessions with every level of comfort and expertise. For those with more experience, you’ll come to Stand and Paddle to find a paddleboard tour or race. Like what you see? You can get your next (or first!) board here as well.

Island Water Sports (Hilton Head, SC)

A little closer to home, so to speak, this enterprise also offers lessons for new paddleboarders. Experienced guides can lead a tour through the beauty that surrounds the Sea Pines resort area. Plenty of other water sports, such as parasailing, jet skiing, and kayaking are available here too for those who would like something different.

Palmetto Paddle Sports (Bluffton, SC)

For those staying at Palmetto Dunes, you won’t have far to go to find an exciting SUP tour. Again, if anyone in your party is not interested in paddleboarding, they can try kayaking or another boat tour.

If you’ve decided you want to give paddleboarding a try, if you want to keep your skills sharp, or even if you just want find a relaxing way to get a good workout, Hilton Head can hook you up with everything you need.