Stand Up Paddleboarding in Big Bear

Stand up paddle boarding (SUPing) is a very popular summertime activity in Big Bear. Imagine slipping quietly over the gentle surface of Big Bear Lake. Exquisite alpine scenery surrounds you. Water birds peacefully wade near the shore. A feeling of serenity permeates your being. It feels almost as if the rest of the world has disappeared. Big Bear paddleboarding can be fun for everyone! 

 That’s what SUPing feels like. Even if you’ve never stood on a paddleboard before, you’ll get the hang of it quickly. SUPs are very stable large surfboards propelled by a paddle, and there are few ways to explore Big Bear Lake that are more relaxing than paddle boarding in Big Bear.

 SUPing on Big Bear Lake

 You will find excellent SUPing all over Big Bear Lake. With 22 miles of exquisite shoreline and numerous coves, inlets, and bays, one could easily spend their whole vacation just exploring the lake’s natural beauty. The best time to take to the water is very early in the morning before the prevailing winds kick up. This is also the best time to view wildlife along the shores, especially Big Bear’s more elusive species such as coyote, deer, and fox. Commonly seen avian residents of Big Bear Lake include mud hens and several species of herons, egrets, and ducks. If you’re lucky, you may even spot a beaver. Prevailing winds come from where the dam is, so paddling upwind when you set out is recommended.


Big Bear Paddleboarding 

 You can find several very good SUP rental businesses in Big Bear. If you’ve never SUPed before and want to take a SUP lesson when you rent your gear, check out Captain John’s Fawn Harbor. Their friendly staff will ensure that you have the gear and know-how to spend a day SUPing on the lake. The staff at Getboards Kayak and Paddle Board Rentals really know their stuff when it comes to SUPing and offer a great selection of rental gear. Other good SUP rental choices are North Shore Landing and Holloway’s Marina.

 Paddle Boarding Big Bear

 Exploring Big Bear Lake on a paddleboard is the perfect way to leave the onshore world behind and experience the unique kind of tranquil beauty that our beautiful alpine lake has to offer. Our local staff at Big Bear Vacations knows all about SUPing on Big Bear Lake, so contact us today and let us help you have an amazing SUPing adventure during your stay in Big Bear.