From Colorado’s whitewater rapids to the Florida Keys' aqua-blue channels, here are the sweetest spots you didn’t know you could stand up paddleboard.
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PUGET SOUND, WASHINGTON
Washington’s mountains and ocean-inlet islands in the Puget Sound are a must on a SUP. Puget Sound is a 100-mile-long system of connected waterways that blend the Pacific Ocean and Salish Sea. Rent from West Bay Paddleboards in Olympia and get an instructional lesson from Chris Fry, fitness trainer and certified ASI Stand Up Paddleboard instructor, before you go. Then drop in at Boston Harbor and ride downwind south to Olympia, or if the tide is in, head north to Harstine Island for sandy beaches and lush green forest. ($35; westpaypaddleboards.com)
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