Wednesday, June 30, 2010

During our last trip to Langkawi, we dropped by a private white sand beach which was the perfect place to sit and soak up some sun while enjoying the crystal-clear azure waters. This place also provided a host of water activities including snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, windsurfing and paddle boarding. Well, I love being on, in and around the water. But, I have never tried any water sports before. Why? Because I can't swim, I have a deathly fear of drowning and I've had a fear of deep water! I know. I know life jacket is provided but I just couldn't get over my fear. Smiley

Anyway, have you ever tried stand up paddle boarding? Currently, this sport is booming everywhere in the world.

Many others claim that the beauty of stand up paddle boarding is the health benefits and it is best described as "Yoga on Water". A paddle board can enhance a yoga or fitness workout because you have to maintain your balance on the board throughout the workout routine. Its great exercise for your lower back muscles and your legs in particularly. It's also a great way to keep you arms looking trim and many people think its one of the best cardio exercises they have done.

Florida Paddleboard Retailers are known to carry the top brands paddle boards designed for differing levels from beginner to an advance competitive racer. The boards are larger than a surf board enabling a person to stand on top and paddle. This is a fun sport that I guess I should try as this is not as fearful as playing in a deep water. The biggest plus, is that it's an enjoyable core fitness exercise on the planet; leave the world behind at the water's edge and let the dance take over!

Do you have a love for water sports (other than swimming)?


LadyJava said... @ 1/7/10 1:27 PM

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elai said... @ 1/7/10 1:27 PM

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LadyJava said... @ 1/7/10 1:29 PM

I hate sports so no water sports for me .. hehe.. but I do love the water.. and though I dont swim as well as I like to... i love just being in the water..

Caroline said... @ 1/7/10 1:42 PM

:-D :-D stand up paddle boarding? oh gawd, i dnt dare to do so! lol

*Michael said... @ 1/7/10 2:46 PM

Wow, so beautiful! I want to go there again ;)

Ane said... @ 1/7/10 4:28 PM

WooHoo! Stand up paddle boarding looks like so much fun! :)

Ane said... @ 1/7/10 4:29 PM

I haven't been to the beach this year, but I will, as I am a beach person although I can't swim very well to.. :-P

Ane said... @ 1/7/10 4:34 PM

Ooh, I wanna try stand up paddle boarding.. :) I tried yoga after I gave birth to Chakai and it was really relaxing, but I quit shortly after because I had to go back to work then and didn't have time anymore.. :)

elai said... @ 1/7/10 5:28 PM

i wanna try it, mon! =-O =-O =-O =-O

elai said... @ 1/7/10 5:29 PM

aside from the fact that it sounds exciting, it can make me lose the excess lbs. hehehe

elai said... @ 1/7/10 5:31 PM

i wanna try ALL the water sports! i have never tried even one as far as i can remember *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW*

Mariuca said... @ 1/7/10 6:53 PM

8-) 8-) 8-) 8-)

Mariuca said... @ 1/7/10 6:54 PM

I am so glad u can't swim too Pinky Buddy! =-X =-X =-X :-[ :-[ :-[ ;) ;) ;)

Mariuca said... @ 1/7/10 6:55 PM

Which means I am def not into any water sports! But B swims like a fish, I told u right? And I always get so impressed seeing him swim like a pro....fuyoooooo.... *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

Hitesh said... @ 2/7/10 2:07 AM

well, if you don't know how to swim....then fear of drowning is natural..........but you shld learn........... :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

and i don't know why people want to learn yoga...........i don;t like it much..............

Monica said... @ 2/7/10 7:47 AM

LJ FC! :* :*

Monica said... @ 2/7/10 7:47 AM

LJ FC! :* :*

Monica said... @ 2/7/10 7:53 AM

hehe.. I'm exactly like u :-P :-P

Monica said... @ 2/7/10 7:53 AM

8-) 8-) 8-) Mariuca!

Monica said... @ 2/7/10 7:53 AM

lol high five Pinky Buddy! :-D :-D :-D

Monica said... @ 2/7/10 7:57 AM

yeah u told me that... sigh I wish I could swim like a fish! *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* LOL!

Monica said... @ 2/7/10 7:57 AM

Elai! :* :* :*

Monica said... @ 2/7/10 7:57 AM

me too Elai! 8-) 8-) 8-)

Monica said... @ 2/7/10 7:58 AM

haha u just wanna lose weight huh! ;) :)

Monica said... @ 2/7/10 8:01 AM

u've never tried any water sports before too? :) btw can u swim Elai? *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW*

Monica said... @ 2/7/10 8:02 AM

haha why? :-D :-D

Monica said... @ 2/7/10 8:02 AM

go where Michael?? O:-) O:-)

Monica said... @ 2/7/10 8:03 AM

yeah Ane! 8-)

Monica said... @ 2/7/10 8:04 AM

don't forget your red bikini Ane! woot ;) ;)

Monica said... @ 2/7/10 8:13 AM

wow I heard yoga can oso reduce ur weight right? :)

Monica said... @ 2/7/10 8:16 AM

yes Hitesh I've been trying to learn..but failed! :-[ :-[ :-[

tekkaus said... @ 2/7/10 9:36 AM

Yoga on water? This is special. :D

Life Ramblings said... @ 2/7/10 9:35 PM

Yoga on water looks fun and cool but count me out. i'm not a fan of water sports.

Life Ramblings said... @ 2/7/10 9:36 PM

TGIF Mon. enjoy your weekend and happy watching World Cup.

Bill said... @ 3/7/10 12:19 AM

Sounds like fun Mon but i would probaly fall on my butt and be embarrassed LOL :-[

ayie said... @ 5/7/10 2:22 PM

whoah...reallY? must be hard!

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