Places to Paddle

Welcome to our Places to Paddle blog. We’ve collated our favourite paddling routes from around the globe with the help of the Red SUP community. Here you will find plenty of inspiration, from short excursions to longer, more lengthy touring expeditions. Packed full of daily paddling routes and more unique locations to add to your SUP bucket list!

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Paddleboarding in Moraine Lake, SUP Canada
by Robyn Dawson

Paddleboarding in Moraine Lake, SUP Canada

In search of SUP lakes surrounded by stunning mountains and dreamy blue waters? Look no further than Moraine Lake in Banff National Park, Alberta. Moraine Lake is a beautiful glacier fed lake located in the heart of the Canadian...

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Paddleboarding Queensland, Boodjamulla National Park
by Jess Davies

Paddleboarding Queensland, Boodjamulla National Park

Home to many beautiful waterways, the choices of paddle boarding in Queensland are endless! One of our favourites has to be Boodjamulla National Park, a true hidden gem. Located on the QLD and NT boarder it is a...

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Explore 'The Battery' by SUP: Paddle Boarding the Hudson River
by Robyn Dawson

Explore 'The Battery' by SUP: Paddle Boarding the Hudson River

The Statue of Liberty is arguably the most iconic landmark of the United States, so what better way to take in her size and beauty by paddling alongside ‘Lady Liberty’ with your SUP.

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Paddleboarding in Lake Anne, Virginia
by Jess Davies

Paddleboarding in Lake Anne, Virginia

Lake Anne in Reston, VA is my favorite place to paddle. The water is calm, there is no boat traffic and it is anchored by Lake Anne Plaza with a variety of shops, restaurants and merchants.  

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Explore Independence Park by Paddleboard
by Jess Davies

Explore Independence Park by Paddleboard

Independence Park is a beautiful city-owned park on the outer part of Beverly Harbor, Massachusetts. A small beach and rock jetty provide the setting for a beautiful paddle out at any tide.

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Explore Kimberly - SUP Dimond Gorge
by Samantha Wonnacott

Explore Kimberly - SUP Dimond Gorge

If paddling along private gorges is your thing, then Dimond Gorge and Sir John Gorge are for you! Situated in Mornington Wilderness Camp they are some of the most impressive gorges in the Kimberly.

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Paddleboarding in the Pilbara, North West Australia
by Jess Davies

Paddleboarding in the Pilbara, North West Australia

The Pilbara region, in North West Australia is a huge expanse of stunning natural landscapes that is twice the size of the UK! Famous for its bright red rock this paddle from Setters Beach is a magic paddle...

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Paddle boarding in Frontenac Provincial Park, Ontario
by Jess Davies

Paddle boarding in Frontenac Provincial Park, Ontario

This SUP paradise is located about 40 minutes north of Kingston Ontario, inside Frontenac Provincial Park, where you are surrounded by only nature and wilderness. There are 22 lakes within the park and if you are up...

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Paddleboarding in the Lake District, Coniston Water
by Jess Davies

Paddleboarding in the Lake District, Coniston Water

Lying in the shadow of the Old Man of Coniston and close the scenic village of Coniston, Coniston Water is one of the most spectacular bodies of water you will ever have the pleasure of paddling on. It’s...

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Paddle boarding El Nido, Palawan
by Robyn Dawson

Paddle boarding El Nido, Palawan

Often voted as one the ‘best islands in the world’ the white-sand beaches and coral reefs that make up Palawan and the surrounding islands, will have you thinking you’ve died and gone to SUP-heaven. And, with plenty of dive...

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Paddleboarding in Sardinia - Explore Cala Luna by SUP
by Robyn Dawson

Paddleboarding in Sardinia - Explore Cala Luna by SUP

Cala Luna is often referred as one of the most beautiful beaches to be found on the gorgeous island of Sardinia. Located in the Gulf of Orosei, about 5 km in a straight up from the nearest village (Cala...

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Noosa Heads, Australia
by Tim Morris

Noosa Heads, Australia

Noosa Heads is often recognised as a popular playground for the rich and famous but also draws people from all walks. It’s an area that flourishes with abundant wildlife thanks to the various natural environments which surround it including...

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Paddle Boarding in Baja, Arizona
by Jess Davies

Paddle Boarding in Baja, Arizona

Arizona south of the Gila River, land that until 1854 was part of Mexico, land that can range from high Sonoran Desert and stands of the iconic saguaro cactus to mile-high grasslands that once were grazed and now raise...

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Lake Illawarra Exploration Via Stand Up Paddle Board
by Samantha Wonnacott

Lake Illawarra Exploration Via Stand Up Paddle Board

Lake Illawarra (Warra in Aboriginal, meaning ‘pleasant place near the sea’) is just over an hour’s drive south of Sydney. This beautiful body of water covers nearly 36 square kms gathers water from the Illawarra escarpment as well as...

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Clifton Beach Paddle Boarding in Cape Town
by Robyn Dawson

Clifton Beach Paddle Boarding in Cape Town

The upmarket and trendy suburb of Clifton lies in one of the most superb settings, against the epic backdrop of Table Mountain. The beautiful beaches at Clifton are divided into four distinct coves by stretches of granite boulders...