Looking to get into stand-up paddleboarding? Check out this SUP bootcamp in Waterford

By Fiona Frawley

August 10, 2021 at 4:00pm


Don't be put off by the fact that it's called bootcamp. It looks deliciously chill.

They're literally out on the boards enjoying their morning coffees and croissants.

This is the type of workout I can get on board with. Excuse the lukewarm pun.

Jungle Athletics are a new company offering stand-up paddle board lessons, rentals, boot camps and tours around the beautiful copper coast. They operate from a number of beaches around Waterford including beautiful Ballydowane and promise to have you standing in no time. Look at some of the gorge adventures you could be taken on:

Waterford or Portugal? Who knows, kids.

Jungle Athletics also hold sunrise and and sunset tours along the Copper Coast, which really are an essential for your staycay photo dump on insta. You can join in on one of the tours on your own or in a group, and the guys have even reported spotting dolphins and a walrus (possibly Irish national treasure Wally?) while out on their water-based travels. I personally lose my sh*t when I see a seal while walking Dun Laoghaire pier, so getting this close to any other type of sea creature would make my year tbh.

If you're interested in booking a spot before the summer's out, check out the Jungle Athletics insta page. We can't think of a better way to spend a weekend!

Header image via Instagram/Jungle Athletics 

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