Taylor Swift's 'Successful' Paddle Boarding Excursion in Rhode Island
07/24/2013 AT 04:40 PM EDT
On Wednesday, Swift hit the beach in Watch Hill, R.I., where the singer owns a summer home.
Joined by two female friends, Swift was spotted paddle boarding on Napatree Beach in sunglasses and a purple two-piece bathing suit.
"She had a little trouble getting off the board, but she definitely held her own," an onlooker tells PEOPLE.
A Watch Hill resident adds that once Swift made it to the shore, she announced "successful landing!"
After spending some time on the water, Swift waved to fans before heading home.
– Megan Johnson