Spring is definitely here, and warmer weather is on the near horizon! Did you know that barely an hour drive from Papa is a wonderful warm-weather activity on the lake: Stand-Up Paddleboarding (commonly referred to as SUPping).

Ladies from our Papa HAW community at SUP Yoga in September 2016 – Photo by Balaton SUP center, 3/9/2016


SUPping is a sport that has grown in popularity in recent years. The water activity requires a paddle and a special type of board that resembles a surfboard (but is usually somewhat larger). Once you learn how to stand up on the board and paddle effectively, you can slowly make your way anywhere on Balaton. It’s a relaxing sport – you can always take a break and jump in the water or just sit or lay down on your board in the sun!

The SUP center on Balaton is located on the Tihany peninsula, right next to Club Tihany. They offer SUP lessons, weekly SUP Yoga classes starting May 13 (don’t worry, the boards are anchored for this fun exercise!) and occasional SUP tours of Balaton.

Balaton SUP center website:



Balaton SUP center upcoming events (schedule of SUP yoga and tours):



If you’ve never tried SUPping before, it’s a great way to get some sun and be out on the lake – all while staying active and enjoying nature with some friends and family!