SUP – hire, lessons, tours, yoga and shop
The SUP Center Balaton is located in the holiday resort Club Tihany, at the tip of the Tihany peninsula.
Since 1988 we are running the oldest windsurfing and sailing school on Lake Balaton.
In 2011, we expanded our program with SUP and opened the first and largest Stand Up Paddle centre in Hungary.
From the beginning of April until the end of October we are open daily. We organize SUP tours, SUP yoga and give lessons. In our SUP Shop you can choose from up to 25 different models. All products can of course be tested before buying
We spend 12 months on the water, constantly testing various equipment and are always up to date.
We are looking forward to your visit!
The current opening times can also be found on our Google Business page.
In our SUP shop in Tihany, right at the beach, you will find a wide variety of boards and paddles in different sizes and shapes. We specialize in the inflatable boards from RED PADDLE Co. Do not buy “a pig in a poke”! We are one of the few shops where you can test your SUP equipment before buying. Take a look at our SUP range in the Shop menu.
What is SUP?
One difference between the modern idea of surfing and SUP is that the latter does not need a wave. In SUP, one can paddle on the open ocean, in harbors, on lakes, rivers or any large body of water. One of the advantages of Stand Up Paddle Surfing is the angle of visibility. Because of the standing height over the water one can see both deeper into the water and further across the surface of the water, allowing better visualization of features others lower above the water may not be able to see, whether it is the marine life in the harbors, lakes and coves or the incoming swells of the ocean marching on the horizon.
Once standing on the board the constant motion engages hundreds of small muscles from the soles of your feet into your legs and core midsection. They all come alive through the process of balancing and stabilization. The great thing is, zero impact on knees, ankle and other joints. Paddling involves the shoulders, arms, chest and back. Your entire body gets a work out with no impact and you can go at your own pace.
Windsurfing and sailing classes
Another way to enjoy Lake Balaton is from a windsurfer or a sail boat.
Since 1988 we offer weekly windsurfing and sailing classes for beginners, intermediat and advanced at the holiday resort Club Tihany. For more information on our courses, please visit our Sail and Surf website!