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Lago di Garda is perfect for paddling … until it isn’t.

Nestled in the picturesque landscape of North Italy, Lago di Garda has long been a haven for adventurers seeking an active escape amidst breathtaking scenery. SUP has become a beloved pastime here, drawing enthusiasts eager to explore the lake’s wonders at a leisurely pace. That is, until the wind sets in. The lake is famous for its strong and unpredictable winds, which can turn the water from a mirror to a storm in a matter of minutes.

On average, Lago di Garda boasts around 300 sunny days a year, making it an ideal setting for outdoor pursuits. However, it’s not all smooth sailing.

Torbole, a hotspot for water sports at Garda, experiences over 200 windy days annually — a factor that can quickly turn a tranquil paddle into a challenging venture. This can be a challenge for paddlers, especially beginners. The once carefree paddlers find themselves restricted by the gusts, cutting short their rides or hesitating to rent at all. This is what the team at Segnana Surf Rentals, the No. 1 spot at the lake, know very well. They say: “We do great business with SUP rentals in the morning, when the lake is usually calm and inviting. But in the afternoon, the wind picks up and we have to deal with a lot of problems.”

“The e-SUP is a game changer for the rental business. We can offer our customers a better and safer experience. They can paddle longer, farther, and faster, even against the wind. And they can always return happy.”

Enter the game-changer: the SipaBoards e-SUP. With an integrated engine, beginners and experienced riders alike revel in the ease and safety it offers, empowering them to paddle farther and longer despite the unpredictable winds. It’s the antidote to thwarted plans and curtailed adventures. “During our demo days with the e-SUP, 9 out of 10 renters were blown away—figuratively, of course! The tenth? Well, they probably enjoyed the ride too, but hey, maybe the evening’s festivities got the best of them,” they quip, highlighting the board’s undeniable appeal.

So, while Lago di Garda might occasionally challenge even the most seasoned paddlers with its windy temperament, the introduction of e-SUPs ensures that the joy of paddling here remains an accessible and exhilarating experience for all.