Stand up paddle boarding is one of the up and coming water sports in Dubrovnik. Just you and the Adriatic Sea to keep you company it is easy to see why this particular hobby is catching on. Although the board can set you back a few thousand Euros you can also find beginners level ones for a few hundred. And the stillness of the Adriatic in Croatia makes it a perfect body of water to paddle on, although beware of the winds and currents.
There are a few beaches that rent out stand-up paddle boards in Dubrovnik and prices range from 100 Kuna for an hour. The renter will supply you with the board, oar and offer ideas on to where is a cool place to explore.
Stand up paddle surfing and stand up paddle boarding is an offshoot of surfing that originated in Hawaii. Unlike traditional surfing where the rider sits until a wave comes, stand up paddle boarders stand on their boards and use a paddle to propel themselves through the water. The sport was documented in a 2013 report that identified it as the outdoor sporting activity with the most first-time participants in the United States that year.
Of course one of the drawbacks of stand up paddle boarding is actually lugging your board around the world with you. There are two types of board, a fixed epoxy board and an inflatable one, but even the inflatable one will take up too much space in your luggage. So you’ll need to find a local company to rent one from.