Discover Marseille by sea
A paddle trip from the Pointe Rouge
Today the sun and the heat are well and indeed present, so let’s go to the” Pointe Rouge” beach for a refreshing programme! Nathan, the paddle instructor, welcomes us in front of his paddle club and explains the activity. We are ten in the group : a family with three children, a young girl and myself, all more motivated than the others. Once we have gotten our life jackets, our paddle board and paddle, we head to the beach, 20 metres away, to get into the water.
The instructor explains to us the basics of paddling, how to stand, how to paddle, and we manage to stand up on the board quite quickly! We then leave a little further from the beach, further from the crowd (because yes in the middle of August there are people!).
A moment of relaxation (a bit sporty!)
As we move away from the coast, we appreciate the calm to the rhythm of the water and the small waves created by the boats. You have to hold your stomach and legs to stay stable! At first it may seem a bit complicated, but in fact it comes quite naturally and paddling is a fairly intuitive sport. The trick is to paddle continuously to stay upright, but nothing prevents you from staying on your knees and sunbathing peacefully.
And don’t be afraid of falling into the water! For having experienced it, once wet I no longer had the fear of falling! In addition the water is good and warm, pure joy.