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  1. Heidi Wagoner
    July 16, 2013

    Oh this looks like so much fun. I have wanted to try it, as everyone makes it look so easy. I guess it is work after all. :-) I will have to give it a go sometime.
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    • Sunshine and Siestas
      July 17, 2013

      I’m sure you could find somewhere along the Costa Tropical or the Costa del Sol – I’ll be waiting to hear about it!

  2. amelie88
    July 17, 2013

    We call this paddle boarding where I’m from. I’ve always wanted to try it, it looks like fun. Just this past July 4th when I was out on my boat in the channel leading to the Long Island Sound, I saw a woman paddle boarding with her golden retriever aboard! He had a life jacket on (I noticed you aren’t wearing one in the picture, just another cultural difference between the US and Spain haha because I’m pretty sure you have to wear one for a paddle boarding class in the States) and he was doing an amazing job of balancing on the board as she paddled. I wish my dog was half as smart (and liked getting wet).
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    • Sunshine and Siestas
      July 17, 2013

      I loved going to the Long Island sounds and boating and waterskiing. I may have the Great Lakes close, but it was a totally different experience getting in that murky water! I was offered a wetsuit, but the water wasn’t very deep and I’m a pretty decent swimmer!

  3. Aleah | SolitaryWanderer.com
    July 17, 2013

    I love SUP, and I think I’m good at it. I never fell once, at least. But I’m scared TO DEATH of jellyfish! I think I’m allergic to their stings. :(
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    • Sunshine and Siestas
      July 21, 2013

      Allergic or not, they freak me out! I’d still paddle surf again, though!

  4. Linda
    July 17, 2013

    It’s been big here for the last year or so too (El Médano, Tenerife) – I guess it means the hire companies aren’t losing money on the days when they can’t hire out windsurf boards or kiteboard stuff! My son was doing it all winter. He’s a surfer and there is no surf here. He tried to teach me once, but I was hopeless…but best fun EVER! The next time I sat on the board and he paddled me around the bay, which was great,…..but not as much fun as keep falling off!
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    • Sunshine and Siestas
      July 21, 2013

      You must have the lion’s share of activities out there on the islands! I even saw people doing pilates on their boads!

  5. Sandra Foyt
    July 18, 2013

    That looks like so much fun, especially in calm waters!
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    • Sunshine and Siestas
      July 21, 2013

      It is! I’m sure there’s a place to do it up in NY, and you should try it!

  6. Terry at Overnight New York
    July 19, 2013

    Jellyfish have such a benign name and look so pretty — I love the big tanks at the Monterey Bay Aquarium — but yeah, they’re scary!
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    • Sunshine and Siestas
      July 21, 2013

      That’s the best way to put it, Terry!

  7. Mary @ Green Global Travel
    July 21, 2013

    SUP seems like it would be a great way to spend an afternoon. I’m not particularly athletic, but you’ve inspired me to give it a try one day. Thanks for sharing your experience!
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    • Sunshine and Siestas
      July 21, 2013

      You haven’t tried it? I figured this was a typical Sunday activity for you two!

  8. wanderingeducators
    July 21, 2013

    what fun!! there are a lot of stand up paddleboarders on our lake. it’s fun to watch them – they seem SO graceful!
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  9. Lex @ Lex Paradise
    July 22, 2013

    Paddle Surfing, never try before but seem like it is perfect season to try it out! :) But surely be aware of the jellyfish 😀
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  10. Ourjourneytothesea
    July 22, 2013

    Urgh jellyfish. I encounter them regularly and despise them!!
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    • Sunshine and Siestas
      July 22, 2013

      With a blog name like that, I’m not surprised! Be careful!

  11. Nicole
    July 22, 2013

    Oh, I’m dying to try this out this summer! I’m a terrible surfer, but I think I’d be able to do this okay. I have pretty good balance, but I’m also afraid of those damn jelly fish!

    • Sunshine and Siestas
      July 22, 2013

      You must! It’s really fun!

  12. Kezia Stephens
    July 22, 2013

    So glad you had a good time with us Cat, we´ll be visiting you sometime this year when we´re down your part of España :-)

    • Sunshine and Siestas
      July 22, 2013

      Will be waiting for you all with open arms! Sending besitos from the other corner of Spain.

  13. Travelogged
    July 27, 2013

    That looks fun! I think I’d fall over the place though….
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  14. Kate | Paddleboarding Central
    August 1, 2013

    Lol, love the story, yes I also don’t like it when I see those jellyfish hovering around. But I do love getting on my paddleboard, I got into it just like you, through a random lesson, and now I cannot get enough. It’s so much fun. I hope you end up doing some more paddleboarding at some point!
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  15. Sunshine and Siestas
    August 14, 2013

    We definitely did, and are making plans to walk the Francés in two legs.

  16. Living Valencia
    September 2, 2014

    …and next week it will take place de swimming marathon in Calpe. Really stunning.

    • Cat Gaa
      September 2, 2014

      Calpe was lovely – I hope to return someday!

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