Stand Up Paddle – SUP Centre at Lake Balaton

The fast-growing sport of stand up paddleboarding (SUP) is a fun, easy way to go play on the water. With a minimum of equipment, you can paddle anything from ocean surf to lakes and rivers—no waves required.

Paddleboarding offers an amazing full body workout and is becoming a favorite cross-training activity for skiers, snowboarders and other athletes. And since you’re standing at your full height, you’ll enjoy excellent views of everything from sea creatures to what’s on the horizon. It’s almost like walking on water!

SUP Center at Lake Balaton, Hungary


The SUP Centre is located at the top of the Tihany peninsula on the north shore of Lake Balaton in Hungary. The exact address,our phone number and a map can be found in the menu under Contact.

Sale of SUP equipment: In our shop you will find a wide variety of boards and paddles in different sizes and shapes. We specialize in the inflatable boards of RED PADDLE.

Do not buy “a pig in a poke”! We are one of the few shops in which you can test your SUP board before buying. Take a look at our SUP range in the menu under Shop.

Hire of SUP equipment: We rent all-round and race boards. Let us show you quickly how to do it before paddling for the first time on a SUP board. More information on the board and paddling types found in the menu under Rental.

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SUP lessons for beginners and advanced paddlers: If you want to know more about paddling and turning techniques or if you want to simply improve – book a private lesson. We spend 12 months a year on SUPs and we are always up-to-date.

Guided trips and tours: Our SUP School is situated in Tihany National Park which is ideal for SUP tours.Get a taste and view on of our videos.

SUP Team Building and Incentives: Whether training, tour or race – we are happy to arrange a great experience on the stand up paddle board for your friends or company.

What is SUP?


One difference between the modern idea of surfing and SUP is that the latter does not need a wave. In SUP, one can paddle on the open ocean, in harbors, on lakes, rivers or any large body of water. One of the advantages of Stand Up Paddle Surfing is the angle of visibility. Because of the standing height over the water one can see both deeper into the water and further across the surface of the water, allowing better visualization of features others lower above the water may not be able to see, whether it is the marine life in the harbors, lakes and coves or the incoming swells of the ocean marching on the horizon.

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Once standing on the board the constant motion engages hundreds of small muscles from the soles of your feet into your legs and core midsection. They all come alive through the process of balancing and stabilization. The great thing is, zero impact on knees, ankle and other joints. Paddling involves the shoulders, arms, chest and back. Your entire body gets a work out with no impact and you can go at your own pace.

SUP history


Stand up paddle surfing, or SUP, is a surface water sport, a variant of surfing where the surfer uses a paddle to move through the water while standing on a surfboard. Stand up paddle surfing is derived from its Polynesian roots.

The popularity of the modern sport of SUP has its origination in the Hawaiian Islands. In the early 1960s the Beach Boys of Waikiki would stand on their long boards and paddle out with outrigger paddles to take pictures of the tourists learning to surf. This is where the term “Beach Boy Surfing” originates, another name for Stand Up Paddle Surfing.

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In the early 2000s Hawaiian surfers such as Dave Kalama, Brian Keaulana, Rick Thomas, Archie Kalepa and Laird Hamilton started SUP as an alternative way to train while the surf was down. As the years went on they found themselves entering events such as the Moloka’i to O’ahu Paddleboard Race and Mākaha’s Big Board Surfing Classic.

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