Before surfboards evolved into the tiny daggers they are today, most were hefty planks. Stand-up paddleboarding takes that history a step further, adding enough girth and buoyancy to the board to allow a person to stand upright and use a paddle to propel themselves through the water. The sport can be combined with surfing, utilizing the paddle to ride waves that hesitate to break. Paddleboards can go anywhere a kayak can-ride one off the beach, or launch in a tidal creek and go exploring the salt marsh from a higher vantage point.
Directions from Charleston: Take Hwy 17 N through Mt. Pleasant until you reach the Isle of Palms Connector which dead ends at Isle of Palms.