This sport has grown greatly in Texas over the last couple of years with more and more people taking it up or trying it out. It is costly to get started so this will be a great way for you to “test the water,” before you “take the plunge!” so to speak.
Standing up is the idea, but most people sit down and treat it like a kayak. Depending on the wind direction it can be a work out, just like it would be in a canoe or kayak, only easier. Depending on the length and width, SUP boards are very stable, we use longer boards for that reason. You can still fall off though, but no need to worry about having to flip over a capsized canoe that’s full of water. Just jump back on and keep going. We will help you get back on if you need it, most people can figure it though.
The duration of our SUP trip depends on the flow of the Rio Grande which depends on another river in Mexico, the Rio Conchos which has a confluence with the Rio Grande in Presidio, TX. The duration is also determined by how much you want to paddle or just float. This experience requires active participation. Expect it to take 2-3 hours for most people. This is a fantastic way to get in the water and see how this river has made life possible in this extreme environment.
This river trip is best when you do not have any other physically demanding activities or exploring to do on that day. You will have an appetite and you will be tired and ready to relax and get some good rest afterwards. Be ready!
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Please bring drinking water with you and some snacks, a hat (wide brim recommended,) long sleeve shirt, shorts or quicker drying pants and sturdy sandals/water shoes. Sunglasses and Sunscreen are an absolute must. We provide all the necessary safety equipment and some extra drinking water if needed.