Classical surfing means riding on the water on a special board. The waves of the sea or the ocean are used as water. In other words, it’s an active holiday. Then there were many subspecies of surfing.
It all depends on:
- wave heights
- used board
- Skiing places
Our today’s story about stand-up paddleboarding. We will see where surfers can ride stand up paddle boarding in St. Petersburg. We have chosen four places.
It turns out that tourists can explore St. Petersburg not only on foot and by bus, but also standing on a SUP board! Not only will you learn the basics of rowing, but also enjoy the coolness of the water, admiring the beautiful panorama and unusual angles from the water.
Many may think that mastering the board will take many days. But it’s not. Supboards are inflatable, long, wide, so they are stable on the water. This will allow beginners to quickly master the control of the board.
Plus – you will sail along the rivers (Malaya Nevka, Krestovka) in good company around the islands:
These are beautiful park areas of St. Petersburg. And you will also have the opportunity to wink at the “Girl with an oar.”
The cost of the service is 2,400 rubles. The maximum number of participants is 10. Children are allowed. Start daily – 4 times a day (10:00, 13:00, 16:00 and 20:00) from the embankment of the Krestovka River. The end of the journey is there.
The second direction for surfers to walk on SUP boards in the historical centers of St. Petersburg is the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood.
Along the way you will also see:
- Kazan Cathedral
- Mikhailovsky Castle
- Singer Tower
This will be a great walk-date with St. Petersburg. The sights of the Northern capital will open for you from a new angle.
The cost of the service is 2,800 rubles. The maximum number of participants is 6. The start is daily at 6:00 am from the Swan Canal embankment, but you must be there no later than 5:30 am. The end of the journey is there.
Not far from the Gulf of Finland and within the boundaries of St. Petersburg there is a large lake (overflow) Lakhta with channels. You can sail along one of the two spill channels, get into the Gulf of Finland and then reach the 300th Anniversary Park! You can hide from the wind, so even in bad weather
a walk for tourists on saps in St. Petersburg on Lake Lakhta does not pose a serious danger.
The most convenient entrance is from Bogatyrsky Prospekt.
The cost of the service is 2,300 rubles. The maximum number of participants is 10. It is possible with children. Start daily at 20:00 to 22:30 from Bogatyrsky pr., 63. You must arrive at the place half an hour before the start of the trip. The end of the walk is there.
This direction of SUP walks in St. Petersburg will allow you to see Kamenny Island and two more islands, Krestovsky and Elagin, from the water. The route is designed in such a way that tourists will pass on boards under six bridges. The people call this place Venice and it is popular not only among sappers and rowers of other stripes. So there is a lot of traffic here.
From here you can get to:
- Park islands
- Yelagin Island
- 300th Anniversary Park
- Lakhtinsky spill
The cost of the trip is 2,300 rubles. The maximum number of participants is 6. Start daily at 12:00 and 15:00 near the 9th Kamennoostrovsky bridge.
Common to all SUP walks
In all offers, the duration of the trip is 120 minutes and the order can be canceled 48 hours before the start of the trip.
Walking tourists on Sapah St. Petersburg around the islands through the channels has certain restrictions.
You cannot participate in the trip if you:
- Weigh more than 120 kg
- Under 14 years old. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult
- In a state of intoxication (alcohol, drugs)
You will be given an introductory briefing, a life jacket will be selected and one instructor will be assigned to a group of 6 people.
You need to have general training (not to be confused with special training) and two sets of clothes: dry (ordinary urban equipment) and a water set. The best shoes for swimming are slippers: coral or neoprene.
The cost of the walk includes:
- Provision of inventory
- Escort by an instructor
- Photo and video filming
In the end, we note that in St. Petersburg there are several dozens of commercial schools offering tourists daily walks along the rivers, both at dawn and at sunset.
Now you know how and where to swim in a calm environment on a Sapa with a paddle in St. Petersburg.