Reston, VA

Standup Paddleboarding/Credit: Surf Reston via FacebookEvery weekday in August, Reston Now will be offering suggestions for a Summer Bucket List — things to do, places to check out and activities to try in and around Reston before summer’s end.

Obviously, different ideas will appeal to different residents in different age groups. But we are open for ideas. If you have any “must-dos” of summer (even better: with a photo of you/your family participating in said event), email us at [email protected] and we will consider it.

Reston Summer Bucket List Item No. 8: Learn to SUP

Dock boats, canoes, kayaks. They are all longtime occupants of Reston’s lakes.

But there is a new way to navigate Lakes Thoreau, Anne, Audubon and Newport — via paddleboard.

Stand up paddleboarding (SUP for short) has gained popularity the last few years, with many lakefront residents now owning their own boards.

But a local Reston business will let you try out SUP via lessons.

Surf Reston Stand Up Paddleboarding offers many weekly sessions at all four of Reston’s lakes.  Start with an intro class to learn the basic skills and safety. There is also a yoga/fitness paddleboard class  Most classes are $40 a session.

Check out Surf Reston’s website for more information and registration.

Photo courtesy Surf Reston via Facebook


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