Updated: May 19
We all know that paddle boarding is a great workout, plus it’s definitely also a fun one, meaning those cal's will just slip off without you even thinking about it. But really, how good of a workout is it? We’re going to take a look into how many of ‘the little c word’ you’ll burn off during a paddle boarding session. But first, to become a calorie burning machine on your SUP, you need to master the proper paddling technique before thinking about paddle boarding calories. Floating down a river won’t quite cut it in the calorie burning steaks.
To get a full body workout and burn some serious calories then like any other workout, it’s what you make it. The more you put into it, the more you’ll get out of it. So, if you’re ready to give your SUP session your all, then you can definitely expect a healthy return for those efforts and see some real calories burned paddle boarding.
Also Read: Health Benefits of Paddle Boarding
How many calories burned stand up paddle boarding?
On average, an hour of casual paddle boarding will burn a whopping 330 to 460 calories per hour (depending on your weight, height and how high you can get your heart rate.). Think easy, breezy casual boarding whilst chatting to friends. So, where do we sign up? Think that’s great? Well other types of paddle boarding burn even more calories, so once you’ve nailed the casual boarding, why not give one of these a go as well! How many calories do you burn SUP surfing?
Surf paddle boarding is one of the next big crazes and it’s also amazing for burning calories. The bigger and rougher the waves, the harder you work which translates to even more calories burned, it can even add up to a huge 623-735 calories burnt in an hour - now we’ll take that over an hours gym session any day!
How many calories do you burn doing SUP yoga?
Now it may not rack up quite as many calories as SUP surfing but it’ll do wonders for your balance and mindfulness while you’re at it, which we think is worth the slightly less calories. Plus, it’ll still burn on average 410 - 530 calories, not too shabby, right?
How many calories do you burn SUP racing?
We’ve saved the best for last… and by best we mean highest calorie burner. The jury’s still out on if it's the best way to SUP. But, SUP racing can burn a huge 713-1,125 calories per hour. That’s some high intensity exercise!