SUP in Malmö City
Malmö canal system is running in the city center and there are two entrances from the ocean at Västra hamnen and Dockan. It’s a nice scenery to view the city from the SUP board. Pop of the board and anchor when you see a ice cream kiosk, bar or a café. There are many places to start your journey, “Västra hamnen” is one with great parking possibilities and beautiful sorroundings. While steering towards the city the canal is narrow with trees hanging over the water with some bridges to pass under. Here is a small barrier to lift the board and carry it over to continue into the park. In the beautiful park next to Malmöhus slott there is the excellent “Slottträdgårdens café“. There is a bridge were you can park your SUP and have a “fika” or a good quality lunch. At “fiskebåtshamnen” you can buy some fresh fish at “fiskehoddorna” from the fishermen dressed in their colourful gallon trousers. There is a nice view on the newly built “Malmö Live” with wooden bridges. When I passed there were many nicely dressed people enjoying the sun and a glass of wine in the break of a music show. Continue passing “Börshuset” and Malmö University and out in the ocean and go around Västra hamnen and Turning Torso.
Where to start?
There is a small bridge next to the castle “Malmöhusslott” with good parking possibilites. At “Dockan marina” harbour is a nice place to paddle along the sailing boats. Closer to the city and the shopping street there is a wide stone stair at “Södertull” on Södra Vallgatan perfect to park you board and enjoy the restaurants and cafe´s. I think one of the best places to start and stop is at “Västra Hamnen” because of it’s beautiful surroundings and the possibility to paddle in a circle around the island.