Stand-up paddleboarding in Engadin St. Moritz

St. Moritz goes Hawaiian

Just take a look at these pictures. They say it all really. It seems unnecessary to spell it out, but: St. Moritz and the Engadin region are heaven on earth for stand-up paddleboarders. Seriously.

"It’s like the old windsurfing days," gushed surfing legend Robby Naish when the first European Stand-up Paddelboarding Championships were held at Lake St. Moritz in 2013. Even then it was clear that this corner of the world offers exceptional conditions for this relatively new sport, which was inspired by the canoeing method favoured by Polynesian fishermen in the open ocean.

Paddleboarders can be seen out and about at the crack of down, when the first rays of sunshine are warming the Upper Engadin lakes, and Lake St. Moritz is as smooth as glass. This lasts at least until midday, when the Maloja wind lures sailors down to the water. If you don’t have your own board, you can rent one from the St. Moritz Sailing Club.

That Hawaiian hang-loose feeling with a view of the Engadin Alps. It’s the perfect way to start the day.

Stand-up paddleboarding in St. Moritz
In the morning, Lake St. Moritz belongs to the stand-up paddleboarders.