By the time the snows melt, more waters of the world will be available with safer travel—and that you can even check out if there are some skills transfer from say, snowboarding to SUP boarding. This season, COVID-19 continues to ravage on and no destination has been spared from its effects. However, a large handful of winter escapes have shuttered to winter sport enthusiasts to halt ski and snowboard season. Despite Covid protocol measures, alpine nations are following suit—though board travel doesn’t need to be scrapped entirely this season. Instead, discover the sport of stand-up paddle (SUP) boarding in a warm, wintery Caribbean destination like Belize.
STAND UP PADDLE (SUP) BOARDING IN BELIZE
For those that enjoy an active escape, Belize has plenty of water sports for the thalassophile. Get out of your comfort zone and experience one of the fastest growing and popular water sports for adventure seekers. You may be thinking that Belize is prime for snorkeling and diving (and you’d be right). But, its turquoise shallows and calm saltwater flats make perfect for SUP. After all, there’s nothing like gliding through gin-clear waters while you gaze over the Belize Barrier Reef, with reef fish darting out under-foot.
However, SUP boarding isn’t limited to just the Caribbean Sea—try a SUP session in the mangrove creeks and lagoons of Hopkins Village with Sup Hopkins. Its an unparalleled experience, and I’m not just talking about its color scheme; which, might I add, is a stark contrast of waxy, lime-green mangrove leaves and nutrient-rich, tannin-tinged depths against bluish peaks of the Maya Mountains.