Paddleboarding in Newport Beach California
First Time Paddleboarding
Is there a summer sport you’ve always wanted to try? Paddleboarding, kayaking, surfing?
One summertime activity that I’ve been itching to try was paddleboarding. So while we were in Southern California last weekend we committed and gave it a try.
To say the least it was a lot of fun! It was not as hard as I thought it was going to be. As much as I like to do yoga I’m incredibly unbalanced so I thought I was going to fall right off as soon as I stood up. But that was not the case. The boards are pretty wide so once you’re up you’re pretty steady.
Since I’m not a paddleboarding aficionado we rented our boards at Paddle Power. This great rental and surf shop in Newport Beach peninsula. And since we rented our paddle boards we were allowed to use them in the marina. I think this was a good thing since it was my first time I don’t think I would have enjoyed it as much trying to keep myself up against the waves.
Also the water in the marina was warm, much better than the very cold water of most California beaches.
The super cute California love tank is from Billabong.
Have you tried paddleboarding before? Did you like it?