Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP) provides an exciting way to enjoy the river. Whether you simply want to ﬂoat on moving water or are looking to challenge yourself in whitewater, doing it on a SUP adds a whole other element of adventure and challenge. Like with other river activities, understanding the river environment and associated hazards is critical to having a safe and enjoyable outing.
Video by Paul Clark
Whitewater SUP is the ultimate river experience!
I was ﬁrst introduced to Stand-Up Paddleboarding on the crisp, blue waters of Lake Tahoe. I was captivated from the very ﬁrst paddle stroke. When I later discovered that I could take a SUP down a river my life was literally turned upside down. The exhilarating feeling of shredding rapids on a SUP has become my greatest obsession! I now spend over 100 days a year river SUPing, rain, snow or shine. I am a certiﬁed river SUP instructor with the American Canoe Association and I am also certiﬁed in Swift Water Rescue and as a Wilderness First Responder.