Paddle boarding is a popular activity among Floridians and visitors alike. Of the many ways to explore our beautiful waterways, paddle boarding allows for a much closer connection with nature, as the only thing between you and the water is your board. Loved among nature enthusiasts and water-based athletes alike, this form of water exploration is equal parts challenging and rewarding. For new paddleboarders, knowing where or how to start can be confusing. From choosing the right board and paddleboard accessories to learning how to ride and choosing your style.