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Five Fun Ways to Celebrate Halloween With Your SUP

September 5, 2023
Three Jack-O-Lanterns with Distinctive Faces

Since the inception of Atoll Boards in 2014, we’ve learned a lot about the lovely members of the stand-up paddle board (SUP) community. In that time, we have met countless people who are young at heart; not only in their everyday lives, but also during the most festive times of the year. While Christmas and Thanksgiving may be the first examples that come to mind, one won’t be surprised to find Halloween towards the top of that list, too. And, although one might not expect any overlap between Halloween and SUPs, our team at Atoll Boards has come up with several ways to put them together – thereby creating a bountiful bucket list for all to enjoy. In other words, our dedicated staff of paddle board enthusiasts is proud to present five fun ways to celebrate Halloween with your SUP!

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Picking or Creating a Spooky Paddling Experience

For the ultimate Halloween outing, we highly recommend either picking or creating a spooky paddling experience. Now, what does this mean exactly? Well, depending on your location, you may have access to local seasonal SUP events; if you’re not sure, try searching something along the lines of ‘Halloween stand-up paddle boarding events near me.’ If you find something that tickles your fancy, then this can be the end of your quest. On the other hand, if you don’t have access to such events or simply aren’t interested in the ones you find, then why not create your own unique experience? Of course, this can be as much or as little energy, effort, and creativity as you wish.

Faded Photo of Dark and Spooky River, Trees, Mountains, and More

SUP-ing in a Halloween Costume

If you want to have a memorable paddle during the spookiest time of the year, then consider SUP-ing in a Halloween costume! We know it might sound silly, but, if you stop and really think about it, it could also be a whole lot of fun! Plus, if you have any friends or family who love to SUP and have a soft spot for this holiday, then maybe you can talk them into joining you! Either way, it’s bound to be an unforgettable SUP-ing experience.

Choose a Scenic Route Full of Fall Foliage

In addition to picking a spooky place to paddle, you can also choose a scenic route full of fall foliage. As a matter of fact, we recently wrote an article specifically dedicated to that very topic, Most Scenic SUP Spots for Fall Foliage in the US. So, if you love the annual evolution of autumn leaves, and feel like going on a vacation, then look no further than that entry. 

Bring Some Festive Food and Beverages

Another nice and simple way to add a splash of seasonal whimsy, why not bring some festive food and beverages. Naturally, you’re free to pick any of your personal favorite autumn treats. For us, it wouldn’t be Halloween without festive delicacies like caramel and candy apples, apple bread, pumpkin bread, pumpkin pie, pumpkin spice lattes, apple cider, and, of course, Halloween candy. After all, ‘tis the season!

Ominous Water, Clouds, and Darkness

Decorate Your Board with Seasonal Novelties 

Last but not least, you can always decorate your board with seasonal novelties such as Halloween-themed waterproof stickers, floatable toys, ornaments, and more. As long as it doesn’t damage your board, and is relatively easy to remove, then just about anything is fair game. In other words, don’t be afraid to feel like a kid again! Nurture your inner child, have some unadulterated fun, and simply enjoy all of the big and little joys that come with Halloween. 

Have a Halloween Movie Marathon at Home!

Alternatively, if these five fun ways to celebrate Halloween with your SUP simply don’t click for you, then our final (and bonus) recommendation is this: grab some snacks and a nice drink, cuddle up with a good blanket, and have a Halloween movie marathon at home! Or, if you prefer, you can always read some scary books instead. In any case, we hope you have a wonderful Halloween.

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Contact Our Team at Atoll Boards

Now that you know five fun ways to celebrate Halloween with your SUP, you’re all set to have your best one yet! If there’s anything else we can do to help you, please feel free to contact our team at Atoll Boards. To do so, give us a call at 877-698-8581 or send an email to; whatever works best for you. At any rate, we hope to serve you soon. Happy Halloween, everyone!

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