1 Man, 2 Dogs Riding on 1 Stand-Up Paddle Board–La Paz, Baja California

Stand Up Paddle Board, La Paz

When I first saw a man riding on a stand up paddle board with two dogs, I did a double-take. What the heck?? Was I seeing things?

Stand Up Paddle Board, La Paz

First of all, I knew that being on one of these boards wasn’t exactly easy. I tried it and sort of fell a few times; it took several attempts before I was able to actually stand up. Once I did, I wasn’t up there for long. A minute maybe. Most of the time, I was kneeling down (or sitting and riding the board like a kayak.)

Imagine doing this with a dog…or how about two of them?

This man did exactly that. I wonder if it was easier or more difficult. Maybe the dogs provided extra balance somehow? But what if they got restless? What if one jumped off? Then what?


In any case, I enjoyed trying this and especially watching others. I knew I wasn’t alone in finding it challenging (and rewarding).

Photographic Details

Camera: Olympus XZ-1
F stop: 5.6
Shutter: 1/1000
ISO: 100
Filter: None

Your Thoughts/Reactions

Think it’s easier or harder to do this with a dog or two on board?

Have you tried it (without a dog)? Were you good at it? Not so good? Would you try it again?

If you happen to excel at this, can you share the secret to it? Thanks!

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I rented my paddle board at a place called Harker Board Co on the malecón in La Paz. The owner, Bryon, was very helpful to a friend of mine who’d dropped his prescription eyeglasses while out on the water. He helped him look for them when it happened and then, again, the next morning. He also patiently explained to me what I needed to do to stand up on the board–and it helped! Nice guy and Harker’s is a cool place for a drink, too.

8 Responses to 1 Man, 2 Dogs Riding on 1 Stand-Up Paddle Board–La Paz, Baja California
  1. Maria
    August 25, 2013 | 8:20 pm

    You crack me up – “Have you tried it (without a dog)? Were you good at it? Not so good?” You know it wouldn’t surprise me to read the CB Driver had strapped on a jet pack. Go get ’em *grin*
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  2. Hogga
    August 26, 2013 | 4:50 pm

    haha amazing!

    • CB Driver
      August 27, 2013 | 9:31 pm

      Definitely! I could barely stand up by myself. Can’t imagine doing that with one or two dogs on board. :)

  3. Sand In My Suitcase
    August 28, 2013 | 12:15 am

    Well, we’ve definitely not done SUP with one, let alone 2 dogs on a board (expect the balance would be wobbly??). But we have gone stand-up paddleboarding on the Hule’ia River in Kauai – great fun! See our travel post: http://www.sandinmysuitcase.com/stand-up-paddleboarding-along-a-kauai-river/. When in Cabo San Lucas, not too far from La Paz, we also like renting a board at Medano Beach, early in the morning before the wind comes up, and paddling over to The Arch.

    • CB Driver
      August 28, 2013 | 2:41 pm

      I think it would be wobbly! :)

  4. Allan Mir
    September 5, 2013 | 6:14 pm

    Great photo! And here I am, an old geezer who can’t even get his balance right on the paddleboard. Went with my sister the other week and I guess the ocean was a bit too rough for me :)
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  5. samantha
    September 21, 2013 | 10:10 pm

    Love it! Hope to do this one day with my dog 😀
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