Category Archives: SUP

Portofino: Kayak, SUP, Snorkeling, SUB Diving, Orienteering and more

If you find yourself in Portofino, it will not be hard to find an adventure on the water. Outdoor Portofino offers tours and rentals for kayak, SUP (Stand Up Paddling), windsurfing, sailing, snorkeling, diving, orienteering and more. Located inside Paraggi’s Bay in Niasca, Portofino, they provide tours in the Marine Protected Area.  See contact information below.

Web: www.outdoorportofino.com

Cell: + 39 334 3290804

Email: info@outdoorportofino.com

SUP Positano, Praiano and Amalfi

Windsurf Praiano, located at the Marina di Praia is now listing SUPs for rent by the hour or 3 hrs at a time available at Positano, Praiano and Amalfi.  The Amalfi Coast is best seen from the water.  Get out and SUP!  Do pay attention to the water currents and waves.  The choppiest water I’ve ever SUP’d on was in Positano.  But it does have calm times!


Web: Windsurf Praiano 

SUP Paddleboard from Miseno to Baia Castle

We took our SUPs (Stand Up Paddleboards) out to my favorite local place to get in a paddleboard this morning.  We arrived early around 7:45am to beat beach traffic, but found out the local parking lots don’t open until 8:30am.  In July and August, 8:30am is too late to get on the water as the boat traffic starts getting heavy.  So we found street parking. Remember to pay for street parking by buying a parking biglietto at the local bar/cafe. It cost 2 euro/hour this morning. Continue reading SUP Paddleboard from Miseno to Baia Castle

SUP Tour Amalfi Coast – Cetara to Erchie

This is the second time I’ve done a SUP (Stand Up Paddling) tour with this company and it is one of my favorites.  The water has been very calm both times and the views are amazing.  They launch from Hotel Cetus (parking is at the hotel) near Cetara and have 2 options to go towards the beach in Vietri or to go around the cape past Erchie.  Both directions take 2 hours are amazingly awesome.  The trip to and from Vietri is a bit easier as you’re more protected and the water is generally calmer.  In the afternoons, the wind picks up near Cetara.  Morning tours are best.  The guides carry insurance, follow along in a boat and take pictures.  The company provides the SUP boards, paddles, life jackets and safety leashes.  Great experience.  I’ve been talking to them about rates, so if you’d like to book, mention me (Julie) when you email or call Giusy for better rates or contact me and I’ll help you schedule a tour.  They do provide a guide that can give instructions.  Amazing and a MUST DO!  Minimum 2 people, maximum 5 people.  Rates vary from €45-55 per person, depending on number in group. Continue reading SUP Tour Amalfi Coast – Cetara to Erchie

Where to buy a SUP nearby?

Looking to buy a new SUP?  I’ve compiled a list of stores below I’ve found online that advertise selling SUPs.  However, I haven’t visited them yet.  If you want NEW, I’d call first and see what they have in stock before making the drive.  If you are looking for USED, keep an eye out on subito.it.  It’s like craigslist for Italy and as I write this post, there are 4-5 boards for sale in the 400-500 euro range near Rome.  I watched for a few months and found a great used board for 400 euro.    Before this, I ordered an inflatable off of Amazon and after trying it out a few times, I returned it.  It just wasn’t the same to me.  If you find a store that you recommend, let me know and I’ll add it to the list below.
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