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Ha'Haak Paddleboarding

The SUP (stand up paddle) has finally arrived to Cozumel through Ha'Haak, becoming one of their main attractions in the beautiful "Island of the Swallows"!

The SUP offers a high degree of maneuverability, so it's a great option if you're looking for a way to explore the ocean surface while moving nautically. The island is plenty of interesting and beautiful places all around and Ha'Haak Paddleboarding Cozumel takes you to live this incredible adventure over shallow waters where you will admire tropical sea creatures and marine life.

Our SUP's allow us to float gently on the surface and peer down at them in their natural ecosystem.

"Ha'Haak" means in Maya slip or slide over the water, where ha means water and haak slip.

Easy

While kayaking is great fun, the beauty of SUP (stand up paddle) is that standing up allows you to enjoy much better views; both of the horizon and down into the water. It's a simpler sport to pursue than kayaking, with less equipment required. It also offers a fantastic core workout, given that you're not stuck in a seated position. It's really easy to learn!
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Safety

The SUP (stand up paddle) has become in a short time one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Beginners will find themselves balancing almost effortless through the water. It does not need much practice to feel comfortable and enjoy. The SUP is known for its many fitness and health benefits, specifically challenging the rider's core and balance.
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Healthy

The practice of the SUP (stand up paddle) offers many benefits to body and mind. Each person can discover how SUP works on them. It also makes you to feel part of the nature while you practice poise of body and spirit. This amazing water sport gives you health while training breathing and every muscle of the body.
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Easy

While kayaking is great fun, the beauty of SUP (stand up paddle) is that standing up allows you to enjoy much better views; both of the horizon and down into the water. It's a simpler sport to pursue than kayaking, with less equipment required. It also offers a fantastic core workout, given that you're not stuck in a seated position. It's really easy to learn!

Like, really ridiculously easy. Here's what you do with Ha'Haak Paddleboarding Cozumel:

  • Put your board in the water
  • Put yourself on the board (basically just kneel in the middle)
  • Grab the paddle and use it to carefully propel yourself in circles until you feel comfortable (try not to fall in)
  • Raise yourself onto your knees and paddle some more
  • When you're ok with this stage (after about three minutes) and feeling adventurous? stand up! You may feel wobbly for a bit, but keep looking forward (not at your feet!) and keep paddling
  • Congratulations! Now you're paddleboarding? Go and have fun!

The beauty of the SUP (stand up paddle) is that the worst that can happen (yet very fun) is that you fall in the water, but it's not dangerous, you're not falling very far, and it's usually not a big deal. For what it's worth (probably not much), even your expert guide have felt once during the entire hour that you will be on the water.

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Safety

The SUP (stand up paddle) has become in a short time one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Beginners will find themselves balancing almost effortless through the water. It does not need much practice to feel comfortable and enjoy. The SUP is known for its many fitness and health benefits, specifically challenging the rider's core and balance.

Even when the SUP is not a dangerous activity, it is important to be water safety and take note of the possible risks. Here are some safety guidelines and recommendations to keep you safe when you go paddle boarding. This does not mean a complete safety list. The following are just some ideas of Ha'Haak Paddleboarding Cozumel to get you started:

  1. The life jacket is mandatory for the SUP and we include it in every tour and rent. Participants will always wear a Personal Floatation Device (PFD)
  2. Dive shoes are also strongly recommended, as many of the island beach accesses require them
  3. Know the basic about to swim
  4. Be comfortable with the fact that you may fall in the water
  5. Know how, when and where to use a leash
  6. Know how to self-rescue
  7. Be aware of your surroundings and your environment, such as weather, waves, winds, currents, and rip tides.
  8. Also watch the position of the boats and swimmers close to you.

When you take time to learn and practice water safety, you enhance your SUP activity experiencing a great state and peace of mind.

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Healthy

The practice of the SUP (stand up paddle) offers many benefits to body and mind. Each person can discover how SUP works on them. It also makes you to feel part of the nature while you practice poise of body and spirit. This amazing water sport gives you health while training breathing and every muscle of the body and like any other exercise you need to warm up first, strength tendons and ligaments before the training begins. Warming down is also important, some gentle paddling after chasing waves and battling white water is a good idea.

The SUP integrates isometric exercises that are good for the body and strengthen those areas damaged, without incurring in any risk. The SUP is the perfect way to enjoy the sea and find your balance, gaining mass and muscle definition. In fact, we have seen benefits in people with back problems and knee and/or ankle injuries. You can strengthen the lower back, abdominal and quadriceps without straining your body.

Almost without realizing it, when SUP you are strengthening the muscles and the natural reflexes of balance feeling the benefits on land after a few workouts. This special demand of muscles generates an extra burn of calories! The SUP is very popular in hot climates and coastal, and continues to gain more popularity among the celebrities who have tried it. It has also been adopted as a complement to other sports.

Once you work out a basic pattern of motion, pushing the SUP through the water can be done with any effort, especially on flat water with no wind or currents. However, a tremendous power can be produced by forcing the SUP through the water more quickly. These strokes are great for getting on to waves, for sprinting, turning quickly and for building larger stronger muscle fibers.

Even when we only get on the water for some minutes, we still have to stretch the major muscle groups and start paddling slowly and gently for the first 10 minutes. Remember to listen to your body; many injuries can be avoided just by paying attention to stiffness or discomfort in any part of your body and stretching gently through this area prior to more vigorous activity.

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