Love the water and want to get a whiff of the balmy ocean life? Jump on to a Paddleboard, the newest water sport that’s gaining momentum the world over. It’s cheaper than taking your boat out and needs less equipment than kayaking. Probably why Stand Up Paddleboarding, also known as SUP, is a growing rage currently that stands at a global market of £7 billion! Read on to know how to get afloat on your own.
Begin by Choosing the Right Paddleboard
A stop by your local coastal adventure company would be the best bet to guide you to buy the right equipment. All-round paddleboards are the most preferred option, which are inflatable and come rolled up in compact bags to make it easy to haul in a car boot. Touring SUPs are usually longer and narrower for easier momentum in the waters, while. Yoga SUPs have larger, gripper pads on the surface. Also, it is important to find the right size of the paddle to help you maneuver. Paddles are usually customized to your arm length.
Stand Up and Get Going!
The first few tries of paddleboarding are going to be rough, so be prepared to fall flat and splash around before you find your balance! But climbing back on is extremely easy, so fear not! Start in clear and calm waters. Center yourself first in a kneeling position, taking a few strokes at a time, with the cure of the paddle towards you. Then stand up one leg at a time slowly with your knees bent a bit and keep your core straight. And keep paddling, keep going!
• Do take some time to check the tide times and currents, as well as changing weather conditions. Even if on the lake, do keep wind patterns.
• Tie your belongings to elastic straps usually provided on inflatable paddleboards.
• Carry enough water to stay hydrated, and don’t leave the sunscreen behind!
• Carry a waterproof pouch for your money, phone, or other belongings.
• Keep spare clothes or jackets.
There’s a reason why so many people travel to Barcelona every single year. In fact, there are many reasons. This Spanish destination is the perfect mix of beach vacation and city escape and offers everything from impressive architecture to flamenco dancing and more. Of course, no European adventure would be complete without trying the traditional street food, and Barcelona is no different.
Visit any street food market in Barcelona, and you’ll find these little balls of deliciousness. Croquetas are perfectly crunchy and gooey at the same time, and there are so many different flavors to choose from. You can always guarantee they’re going to be cheesy, though.
You’re probably going to wear your bikini on the beaches of Barcelona, but you can also try one out when you’re done. That’s because this dish is a sandwich named after a famous nightclub in the city, and is very similar to the Croque monsieur we all know and love. With a Spanish twist, of course.
You knew these were coming, right? One of the best things about this traditional Spanish dish is the fact that every chef cooks them differently – and the street food vendors in Barcelona certainly know how to make these as delicious as they come. Who knew that potatoes in a sauce could taste so good?
We’ve all heard of a sandwich, but we’re gonna go ahead and assume that you’ve never tried an Entrepà before. This dish is more than a sandwich and can be found across the street food stalls and markets in Barcelona.
Tortilla De Patatas
No, this isn’t a tortilla you dunk in your bean chili. This tortilla de patatas is something much tastier and is normally made using potato, egg, and onions. It can normally be found on every tapas menu out there, and at every Barcelona street food stall.
There’s no need to go hungry in Barcelona.