Stand Up Paddle Boarding
Standup paddling or SUP originated in the Hawaiian Islands and is fast becoming the paddle sport of choice not only on the coast but on rivers and lakes throughout the southwest. SUP offers amazing fitness, balance and coordination in a non-intimidating, fun manor appealing to all ages. New Mexico River Adventures is the first and only full service SUP outfitter in the state of New Mexico offering rentals, lessons and guided tours on the many pristine rivers and lakes in the great state of New Mexico.
Rio Grande: We offer a full day guided adventure for the beginner or novice stand up paddle boarder. With a variety of beautiful class 2-3 sections, the Rio Grande is the perfect destination for the SUP enthusiast. Come join one of our many world class guides for the highlight to your New Mexico vacation. We offer trips for both Beginners and Intermediates and all trips meet at our Whitewater Headquarters.
Rio Chama: New Mexico River Adventures is proud to offer one of the greatest SUP trips available in the U.S., a three day trip down the Wild and Scenic Rio Chama. This is the perfect combination of SUP and a remarkable self support, multi-day river trip. Very few places offer the beauty of a desert river canyon with the perfect mix of calm waters and a few manageable class 2-3 rapids to challenge stand up paddle boarders of all skill levels. This trip can be designed as a 3-day instructional or a guided trip for the experienced paddler. A great trip for groups looking for the next best thing in the world of SUP. Please join us for the amazing experience in one of the most scenic locations in the Southwest. These trips are perfect for both Beginners and Intermediates and can be run as a 2 Day Trip or a 3 Day Trip.
Will I get wet?
To get onto your board, you will need to walk out into the water to about knee deep. So your feet and calves will get wet when you enter and exit the river or lake with your board. You also may lose your balance and end up in the river so be prepared. Please bring footwear that can get wet. Wetsuit bootsor sandals with a heel attachment work well depending on the time of year and water/air temperatures. We also have appropriate footwear available at our headquarters for purchase upon your arrival. We use very stable boards (the widest available) for this class, but when you are first learning how to be a Stand Up Paddler, you may fall in. This is part of the learning curve and does not happen to everyone. Please be prepared based on water and air temperatures for a quick dunk in the lake.
* Gear that is included in our class: Standup Paddleboard, paddle, P.F.D (personal flotation device), helmet and wetsuit (if desired).