Full Moon Paddle

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It is great to enjoy moonlight shimmering on the water and to view our spectacular sunsets from a paddle board. An easy and casual Full Moon Paddle around Deerfield Island Park. Enjoy making new friends as we cruise through multimillion dollar neighborhoods see why South Florida is called the "Venice of America."

Deerfield Island is a 53.3-acre nature-oriented park that offers outdoor recreational opportunities and environmental education. Accessible only by boat, this roughly triangular-shaped park is bordered by the Intracoastal Waterway and the Hillsboro and Royal Palm canals.

Full Moon Paddle

Sunset Paddle Tours

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It is great to enjoy sunset shimmering on the water and to view our spectacular sunsets from a paddle board. An easy and casual Sunset Paddle around Deerfield Island Park. Deerfield Island is a 53.3-acre nature-oriented park that offers outdoor recreational opportunities and environmental education. Accessible only by boat, this roughly triangular-shaped park is bordered by the Intracoastal Waterway and the Hillsboro and Royal Palm canals. The eastern portion of the area once included slash pines, while most of the western part was a treeless freshwater marsh. Today, remnants of the wetland are evident, although red and white mangroves are the dominant species. Many of the site's native plants and animals have succumbed to invasive, non-native species over the years, but native plants that provide food for native animals are now being reintroduced.

Sunset Paddle Tours

SUP Yoga

Come out and join us with the ever growing sport of Stand Up Paddle Boarding with a twist of Yoga. That’s right; we are now offering SUP Yoga here at Island Water Sports. Come out for a breath taking experience of Yoga on the water with Colline, our amazing and talented Yoga instructor.

SUP Yoga

SUP Lessons

Stand Up Paddle is latest craze in surfing and conditioning. It's a great activity for the whole family. Lessons are available 7 days a week!

Stand Up Paddle Lessons

Stand Up Paddle Brands

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History of Stand Up Paddle

Stand up paddle surfing, or SUP, is a surface water sport, a variant of surfing where the surfer uses a paddle to move through the water while standing on a surfboard. Stand up paddle surfing is derived from its Polynesian roots. The Hawaiian translation is Ku Hoe He'e Nalu; to stand, to paddle, to surf, a wave.

The popularity of the modern sport of SUP has its origination in the Hawaiian Islands. In the early 1960s the Beach Boys of Waikiki would stand on their long boards and paddle out with outrigger paddles to take pictures of the tourists learning to surf. This is where the term "Beach Boy Surfing" originates, another name for Stand Up Paddle Surfing.

In the early 2000s Hawaiian surfers such as Dave Kalama, Brian Keaulana, Rick Thomas, Archie Kalepa and Laird Hamilton started SUP as an alternative way to train while the surf was down. As the years went on they found themselves entering events such as the Moloka'i to O'ahu Paddleboard Race and Mākaha's Big Board Surfing Classic. Now you can find Stand Up Paddle Surfers in many of the Outrigger and Paddleboard races as participants within their own division.

One difference between the modern idea of surfing and SUP is that the latter does not need a wave. In SUP, one can paddle on the open ocean, in harbors, on lakes, rivers or any large body of water. One of the advantages of Stand Up Paddle Surfing is the angle of visibility. Because of the standing height over the water one can see both deeper into the water and further across the surface of the water, allowing better visualization of features others lower above the water may not be able to see, whether it is the marine life in the harbors, lakes and coves or the incoming swells of the ocean marching on the horizon.