Cabarete as a SUP vacation destination

Cabarete is fast becoming a hot spot for al things watersport. In the early days, windsurfing was king, then kiteboarding came on board about 15 years ago. Then surfing had a resurgence a few years back. Now, with the rise in stand up paddle boarding, you can usually spot a paddler out in the bay, at kite beach or at Encuentro each morning.

While there are many local outfits that will rent you a board, why not bring your own! Inflatable stand up paddle boards by SUP brands such as Red Paddle Co, Naish and Starboard, are quickly making inroads into the surf breaks, rivers, lakes and waterways of your local area. Being able to simply roll up your paddle board, wheel it through the airport and check it onto the plan with no headaches of oversize luggage whatsoever, is a huge plus. There is nothing quite like riding your own gear in a new spot to ensure you have fun from the first to the last minute of your vacation.

Take a look over at Green Water Sports and check out what they have in stock for inflatable stand up paddle boards. The leaders in the industry right now are Red Paddle inflatable paddle boards, but Starboard inflatable SUPs and the Naish Air Series are hot on their heels with quality products as well. Roll up your SUP, jump on a plane and we’ll see you on the water!

And don’t forget, if you need a place to stay, check out the Cabarete condo rentals we have available. 2, 3 and 4 bedroom options right on kite beach, Cabarete.

VIDEO: How to attach your SUP leash

how-to-attach-your-stand-up-paddle-board-leash-to-you-and-your-boardOne of the most important parts of your stand up gear is your SUP leash. We connect to the board with leashes for 2 reasons: for your safety and the safety of others. The leash is going to keep you attached to your paddle board at all times, a buoyant floatation device. Find out why the SUP leash is such an integral part of stand up paddling here. There are a few types of stand up leash, which Green Water Sports cover in this leash guide, but they usually attach to you and the board in the same way. Except a leash used on rapids/rivers that attaches to your waist for quicker release.

Attaching your stand up leash can be a little bit confusing at first but not to worry, Green Water Sports have made a nice video that helps us connect everything up the right wat. Lets have a look at the video: How to attach a SUP leash.