If you’re trying to brainstorm some romantic date ideas, then consider doing it on the water. Trust us, everything is better when a body of water is involved. For example, think about a nice long walk on the beach, savoring every moment of a gorgeous sunset, or even one of the biggest movies of all time, ‘Titanic.’ Not only are they all quintessential staples of romance, but they also share a common setting: on or near the water. So, if you really want your date to feel like the king (or queen) of the world, we recommend going out on the water. Of course, the best way to do that is a stand-up paddle board (SUP). Lucky for you, our team at Atoll Boards has compiled a whole list of romantic SUP date ideas for Valentine’s Day, anniversaries, and all other special occasions. As always, we have everything you need to know, so keep on reading below.
If you’re an experienced paddler, then you probably know that there are a ton of everyday SUP activities that can double as legitimate dates. SUP Camping, for example, can be a real bonding experience. Whether it’s just for a single night, a long weekend, or a multi-week expedition, camping can really bring two people together. Just strap all your gear to your SUP, paddle to your destination, set up camp, and enjoy the great outdoors, not to mention the lovely company by your side.
Looking for something a bit more zen? SUP Yoga is a peaceful, calming, and intimate experience which can also burn a whole bunch of calories. Between the wind and the motion of the water beneath your board, SUP Yoga is actually a bit more intense than a practice on land. For those in search of a low-stress date, we highly recommend SUP Yoga.
Have a Picnic on a Paddle Board
Looking for another peaceful and pleasant option? Have a picnic on a Paddle Board! Simply pack some of your date’s favorite foods, find a beautiful setting, and create some unforgettable memories. What’s more, out there on the water, it’s like a custom table for two that you won’t get anywhere else in the world. In other words, you’re truly creating your own special little space, just for you and your date. What’s more romantic than that?
If you think sunsets from the beach are good, just wait until you’ve experienced sunset paddling. Watching a beautiful sunset while on your SUP is a truly memorable experience. You can easily move around to get different views, watch the water change colors right beneath your board, and get even closer to the horizon. Trust us, you’ll want to experience sunset paddling at least once in your life, so why not share it with your favorite person?
As the day turns to night, imagine what an explosion of light might add to this special occasion. In other words, if you ever get the opportunity, we highly recommend watching fireworks on a SUP. While most fireworks viewings are full of crowds and just don’t feel very comfortable, SUPs remove those problems perfectly, as it’s essentially just you and your date out there on the water. Not only will you escape the crowds, but you will also have the best seats in the house!
Last but not least, just as a candlelit dinner is more romantic than a normal one, so, too, is paddling in the night a bit more special. At the same time, though, you’ll definitely want to make sure you’ve taken all the proper precautions and brought all the necessary equipment for a safe and uneventful experience. For example, we recommend bringing headlamps, flashlights, warmer clothes, an SUP lighting kit, and a flare gun in case of emergency. Additionally, only paddle at familiar locations—places that you know like the back of your hand—as the last thing you want is to be lost in the dark in an unfamiliar setting. When done right, night paddling can be very intimate, special, and romantic, but just make sure you’ve done your research, have all the necessities, and are 100% confident before going out on the water. Otherwise, if you don’t feel completely safe and comfortable, we recommend playing it safe and sticking with a paddle in the daylight. Trust us, it is always better to be safe than sorry.
Contact Our Team at Atoll Boards
Now that you have several romantic SUP date ideas for Valentine’s Day—or any other special occasion—what’s next on your to-do list? If you’re trying to create an especially impressive SUP experience, then look no further than our signature Atoll Boards. Both you and your date will be blown away by our brand-new 2023 inflatable SUP (iSUP). Stronger, lighter, and tougher than ever, our iSUPs are perfect candidates for everyday paddling, special occasions, and everything in between. If you have any questions about our iSUPs, any of our date ideas, or anything else, please feel free to contact our team at Atoll Boards or give us a call at 877-698-8581. We would be more than happy to help you. We hope to serve you soon!