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Stand Up Paddling in Helsinki is fun – and this trendy water sport is suitable for everyone! Rent your own SUP board and embark on an adventure!

Stand Up Paddling, shorter ”SUP”, is an ancient pacific water activity – and nowadays also a very popular summer recreation in Finland. The seashores and small lakes on the Helsinki metropolitan area are very inviting from a stand up paddleboarder's perspective.

One would typically want calm waters and sunshine for an enjoyable SUP session. While we cannot guarantee the perfect weather, we can offer you nevertheless enjoyable SUP experiences and the highest quality rental SUP gear for self-guided SUP trips.

The Eastern Helsinki archipelago us a great setting for your SUP excursion. You'll find open sea as well as narrow straits, canals and sheltered bays – all easily reachable from Vuosaari Paddling Center. Pick up your snacks at Café Monami and head on the waves. 

Rental SUP boards in Helsinki

If you wish to embark on a self-guided SUP session, you will get all the rental gear needed from the Helsinki Paddling Center in Vuosaari district. The SUP boards are available in various lengths and we will provide you with all extra gear requiered for a relaxing SUP trip. 

Scheduled guided SUP sessions

On a guided SUP tour you will get to know this wonderful water sport. The beginners' tour includes a two-hour session. You will learn the basics of SUP: handling the board, getting on and off the board, paddling techniques and safety prodecures. No prior experience is requiered on these guided tours. After your first guided SUP tour it's easier to embark on your next SUP excursion or rent a SUP board for a self-guided SUP session.  

There are scheduled & guided SUP tours also available at the Nuuksio Hawk Nest resort in Espoo. 

Guided group SUP tours

If you are on the move with a bigger group, we can provide your group with private SUP tours as well as various combined outdoor activities. Combine a SUP session with Fatbiking or hiking and enjoy a fun day out! Read more about our group offers.  

Eastern Helsinki archipelago – a great SUP location

The Paddling Center is situated on the shore of Iso Kallahti bay, a perfect water basin for SUP, as the bay is sheltered by trees, usually calm and utmost beautiful. And should the weather be too rough, the SUP boards can be carried across the cape to the Aurinkolahti bay, which is usually even more calm than the other bays in the coastal area.

The nearest recreational islands are easily within the reach from the Paddling Center. After a chillaxing paddling you may want to go ashore and have a break on one of the public recreational islands or just paddle around the dazzling archipelago and let your mind rest in the nature's midst.

SUP suits everyone and every age, it improves fitness and it is easy to learn. Hop on the board!