Stand up paddle surfing and stand up paddle boarding (SUP), (Hoe he’e nalu in the Hawaiian language) are sports originating in Hawaii as an offshoot of surfing. Unlike traditional surfing where the rider is sitting until a wave comes, stand up paddle boarders maintain an upright stance on their boards and use a paddle to propel themselves through the water. Growth of the sport has been documented in a 2013 report which identified it as the outdoor sporting activity with the most first-time participants of any in the United States that year.
There are various modes of stand up paddling, including flat water paddling for outdoor recreation, fitness, or sightseeing, racing on lakes, large rivers and canals, surfing on ocean waves, paddling in river rapids (whitewater SUP), SUP Yoga.
Here’s a fun infographic to give you all the awesome facts on SUP and how it came into being, check it out:
To let you know just how big this sport can get; Eric Terrien was crowned Champion of France SUP 30km Long Distance on his 14′, Champion of 15km Long Distance on his 12’6, and Overall Champion of the 4 Long Distance events in 2012, under the banner title of “Downwind”!
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