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Paddletopia 2022

by Cristina Horta | May 05, 2022

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Paddletopia is back after a two-year hiatus. Enjoy the sport of the summer as Surfside hosts two days of paddleboarding on May 21st and 22nd.

Paddleboarding enthusiasts rejoice as we celebrate with a floating paddle board dock that will include complimentary paddle boards and kayaks courtesy of Miami Beach Paddleboard. What better way to connect with nature than embracing the sweet weather with your family and friends as you cruise through the water together.

There’s more! You can stay active with fitness and wellness classes by Euphoria State of Mind and BabyMommaFit while you hydrate with some Mother Kombucha. There will also be arts & crafts, an eco-fashion flea market, community book swap, live music, and more. This event is presented by Surfside’s Tourism Bureau and is free to the public. Don’t miss out on a day of fun in the sun and giveaways that will ensure you leave home with some goodies.

Saturday, May 21 – Sunday, May 22 | 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
96th Street Park, 9580 Bay Drive

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Saturday

10 a.m. - Meditation session by Euphoria State of Mind
10:45 a.m. - Thai Chi class by Euphoria State of Mind
11:30 a.m. - Capoeira demonstration by Evolve Miami Team
 Noon - Hueman Prints screen-printing workshop (make your own t-shirt or bag)

1 p.m. - Ice Cream Social

Sunday

10:30 a.m. - All ages drum circle
Noon - Bootcamp with BabyMommaFit
Noon - LIVE MUSIC with Bòfré
Noon - Hueman Prints screen-printing workshop (make your own t-shirt or bag)
1 p.m. - Ice Cream Social

Parking:

Public parking will be available on Abbott Avenue between 96th & 95th Street

Top Health Benefits of Paddleboarding

1. Low Impact

Stand up paddleboarding is a low impact sport so you won’t have to worry about hurting your ligaments, tendons or spinal cord. It is a great way to drop calories without exposing yourself to injury.

2. Improves Balance

Since you have to stand upright on your paddle board in order to exercise to paddle through the water, you will need to rely on your leg strength and core stability for balance. This will help you improve your balance the more you paddle board, but also in your everyday life.

3. Reduces Stress

Stress is inevitable in today’s hustle and bustle. Fortunately, paddling helps by reducing your levels of stress as you navigate through the water. It also aids in releasing endorphins and serotonin so that you can experience relaxation.

4. Improves Cardiovascular Health and Overall Health

In an age where cardiovascular disease has run rampant, stand up paddleboarding helps you reduce body fat, lose weight, and enhance muscle mass. It is the perfect way to enhance your cardio fitness.

5. Full Body Workout

Paddleboarding requires that you engage your lower and upper body while relying on your core muscles to maintain balance. If you’re looking for a full body workout that will result in abs of steel, then look no further.

6. Rehabilitation From Injuries

Due to its low impact nature, paddleboarding is a great way to recover from sustained injuries and increase strength. This will help your muscles gain stamina over time and enable hypertrophy of your heart.

7. Helps With Weight Loss

It isn’t always easy to lose weight, but standup paddleboarding allows you to embrace your fitness journey without feeling like you’re aiming for an unattainable goal. It is a fun way to enjoy the water as well as a lifestyle that is happily embraced.

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