The first time I went paddleboarding was in Stone Harbor NJ. We called a place called SUP Guy and he met us on the bay side with four boards and gave us a quick lesson. It was so much harder to stand up than I thought it would be! Eventually I got the hang of it.

Soon after, My friend invited me to go do a SUP yoga class of all things. I loved it. Check out Melanie’s website below. I went a couple more times. And then a couple more times just paddling. Often I go with a friend and it’s like going for a walk with a girlfriend. You forget you’re doing it because you’re just talking the whole time.

We always wanted to have our own boards so my husband and I bought two of them for an anniversary gift for ourselves. We’ve had them now for three years. The ones we got are inflatable and relatively inexpensive. It’s pretty easy to transport them to the lake and then inflate them. (They come with a board, paddle, pump, dry bag, and a big backpack that everything fits in.) I recommend also buying belt pack lifejackets. And remember to take a water bottle! The LifeStraw water bottle is my daughter’s favorite. 


If you’re local to Bucks County PA, or visiting, you have to book a paddle with Miss Melanie!