Mega-SUP (giant paddleboard!) ̶ perfect for bonding with buddies
The beach stretches endlessly, as does the horizon. Look out to sea – the nearest land is Saint-Pierre et Miquelon, the French archipelago south of Newfoundland more than 4000km away. Your supportive instructor will meet you and immediately put everyone at ease. There’s no need to have been born with a board under your feet or to have a supernatural sense of balance to stay up! It’s a good-natured atmosphere and nobody is judged on their ability. Your first bursts of laughter will probably come with the donning of wetsuits – you’re already getting fit! Some final advice from the instructor and you’ll launch the inflatable board into the water.
The first team objective is climbing aboard, with a member of the team helping you on. Quickly it’s time for the second objective: passing the “shore break” – waves that break onto the beach – as you paddle out from a kneeling position. The stability of this machine as it glides is quite something. By now it’ll be getting warm under your suit and the effort is paying off – you can already feel your muscles working as you inhale the refreshing sea spray.