Home to some of the best coastlines and waters found in the world, Mallorca is the ultimate destination for water sports and activities. With popular activities such as scuba diving, sailing and kite surfing, paddle surfing is no exception. Paddle surfing has risen in popularity among the Balearic Islands in recent years, as people have begun to appreciate the tranquil, crystal clear waters that surround the area. As Mallorca is surrounded by numerous beautiful coasts, it can be difficult to know which ones offer paddle board rentals and lessons, and for that reason we have compiled a list of our picks of the 5 best paddle surf destinations in Mallorca.
Located close to Palma as well as Calvia, Port Adriano offers a beautiful mediterranean bay area that is very practical in accessibility. Within the port you can find the Mar Balear Dive Center, a reputable ocean rental and diving company that operates within the port. Mar Balear offers a number of services, one of them being paddle surf board rentals. What makes Mar Balear such a great option for paddle surfing is the location. Apart from being very central and close to Santa Ponsa, the coast and bay area is beautiful in Port Adriano, with sea life being prevalent amongst the crystal clear waters.
Sports Mallorca is an experienced company in sports activity rentals in Mallorca, and their variety in services for paddle surfing are second to none. Their shop is located on Carrer de Sant Llorenç, which lies adjacent to the Cathedral, which makes it a very accessible location. From Sports Mallorca you can rent a variety of different paddle board types, as well as the mega SUP, which is a large board that can fit up to six people! For the beginners you can also get teaching lessons, or for the more relaxed you can do a SUP yoga session, which has become quite popular recently.
Below the Palma airport lies Platja d’Or, a beautiful beach located close to palma. Above this beach you can find the Bonaona Surf School & Bar, a surf school that offers classes, rentals and excursions in a variety of aquatic activities. In relation to paddle surfing, Bonaona offers rentals of paddle boards as well as instructive classes where as a beginner or amateur, you can improve your stand up paddle drastically. The Bonaona Surf School also offers a bar that is perfect for cooling down and getting some energy before returning to the ocean!
Located south-west of Palma, Port Calanova is a wonderful bay area with a lively atmosphere. With clear waters and majestic coastal views, Port Calanova is a fantastic destination for Paddle Surf enthusiasts. The port offers paddle surf board rentals as well as instructor lessons. The port also contains a lovely beach as well as a wide variety of bars and restaurants within walking distance that include spectacular views of the bay waters. One thing to note is that in order to be able to rent a paddle board, you must be at least 18 years old.
Suping Mallorca is a Mallorcan paddle surfing company that is based in Palmanova, on the Son Caliu beach. Palmanova is home to some of the crystal clear waters on the island, as well as home to magical coastal lines and rock formations. Through Suping Mallorca you can rent a paddle board on an hourly basis or on a daily basis. Different bundles are also available such as a snorkel kit included with a paddle board, or a paddle surf kit where you can keep the board and paddle for several days, so you can enjoy the coasts of all of Mallorca with total freedom. Before heading out on your paddle surfing excursion one of the experienced monitors will give you a basic rundown of instructions and safety protocols.
Before embarking on a paddle surf adventure, there are a few essentials that are strongly recommended to bring with you. Food and water is not always guaranteed at all times, especially when you are out on the ocean, so in that case it is recommended to bring plenty of bottled water and perhaps a sandwich or two. Another important item is sunscreen, as you will be exposed to the powerful Mediterranean sun for extended periods of time, so sunscreen and possible sun blocking clothing is recommended. Some people also like to bring a waterproof bag with them that can fit on the paddle board, containing important belongings such as phones and wallets. Overall, Mallorca is a great destination for paddle board beginners as well as experienced enthusiasts. With a wide variety of coastal destinations, Mallorca can offer unique experiences in its beautiful waters.
Intern @ Mallorcaresidencia