Düsseldorf is the center of the Rhine – Ruhr metropolitan region and the capital city of the German state of North Rhine – Westphalia. It is known for its fine arts, its relatively large Japanese community and its pioneering influence on experimental – electronic music. Nonetheless, Düsseldorf is also famous for its extreme sports activities, being performed in the wider area.
A very popular sea sport in Düsseldorf is SUP. SUP in Düsseldorf is being practiced in South Beach, at the Unterbracher See, at just 20 minutes from downtown of Düsseldorf. The sandy beach is amazing with excellent water quality. There, you find many stores and schools that will help you out if you are a novice and provide you the necessary equipment. In the 2.5 km /1.9 mi long lake, Stand Up Paddling is the ultimate activity for anyone.
It is the relaxed work out in the nature or sporty and fast slide over the water. It is a purposed built surfboard and a long Stechpaddle that will bring more fun than you have initially imagined. You will certainly get physical fitness and mental relaxation.
At the lake, the optimum wind comes from the southeast and west-southwest with a speed average of about 4 knots (7.5 kph). Average air temperature is between 4-17°C/39.2-62.6°F, depending on the season. South Beach is a very crowded beach, so you will meet there a lot of people to get along with or even swimmers.
If you get tired, just get out on the beach at the sun terrace and enjoy a refreshing drink or eat something to regain your strength and off we go again! It is almost definite that you forget of being just in the outskirts of a busy city. So come and enjoy!