See the Taal Lake In A Different Light With Stand-up Paddle-boarding

Thursday, May 05, 2016

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What's SUP? Stand-up paddle-boarding that's what! This scion of surfing from Hawaii is the fastest growing watersport in the world and has arrived in the Philippines. And with Filisup, you can learn this no fuss sports while going sightseeing in Taal Lake. (

standup paddbleboarding
standup paddbleboarding
SUP is very easy to learn
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Keeping with our own pace
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Resting a bit after almost an hour of paddling

So, how does SUP differ from trekking, boating and other recreational (sometimes competitive) activities? To start with, SUP is really really easy to learn. In a matter of 20 minutes, you can learn the basics of this watersports through an inland briefing. Filisup's Tono Legarda will help you familiarize with the equipment as well as demonstrate the dos and don'ts of SUP. Aside from it's easy to learn, stand-up paddle-boarding is more relaxed compared to other watersports. It's not as technical and as rigorous as surfing or kayaking. You'll also have more control when it comes to directions and pace as compared to surfing. SUP is quite a total workout to boot! It engages your arms, legs, back, and core. And if ever you get tired, the board is sturdy enough that you can sit and even lie down to catch a breath, so nothing to worry about. It's truly very chill and permits you to take in more of the scenery.
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What a great experience!
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And if ever you get hooked on SUP (which is very likely) and feel you need to get your own paddle and board, it wouldn't be a problem because you can easily purchase durable BIC (yes, it's the same brand as the pens) SUP boards from Philippine Watersports Hub (9641 Kamagong St., Makati City; +63 2 403 8368).
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BIC paddleboards

- SUP Intro Lesson (Taal Lake) - Php6,000 for a group of 4 (inclusive of equipment rental - board, carbon paddle, safety leash and life vest; a 30-45-minute land lesson; a one hour on-water lesson/mini-tour; and PICTURES!)
- SUP Tour (Taal Lake) - Php2,500/person minimum of 3 pax for a 3-hour session; Php3,500 for a minimum of 3 pax for a 5-hour session.

- At the moment, Filisup offers tours and lessons to as young as 12 years old
- Private lessons are also possible, just contact Filisup

standup paddbleboarding

So, while summer is still very much on, the Taal Lake still calm and manageable, go and try SUP!

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