WHAT IS SUP?
Stand Up Paddle Boarding or SUP is now the fastest growing water sports across the world. Not only SUP is fun and perfect for your entire family, but SUP also has huge benefits for you. SUP opens up a whole new world of exploration, fitness and adrenaline. It’s a great way to get fit, developing core strength, cardio fitness, flexibility, balance and allows you to choose your own path to better health. Plus, SUP provides you an opportunity to enjoy and reconnect with nature, so it hardly feels like exercise.
Even though SUP is a total-body workout, people of all ages and ability can try this sport. Unlike surfing, you don’t need waves to paddleboard, you can go paddling on any open water, an ocean, lake, and even a river.
Let us introduce you to SUP, which is arguably the most versatile water sports in the world!
Stand Up Paddle Surfing is an ancient form of surfing. It can be traced back to the very early days of Polynesia(Ethnic groups living in Hawaii , Samoa, Tahiti , as well as Maori in New Zealand). Dating back to the 1940’s, the beach boys (surf instructors) on Waikiki beach used to stand up and paddle out to the break using a one bladed paddle.
John Zabotocky, the oldest SUP surfer in the world, has been stand-up-paddle surfing the shores of Waikiki since the 1940s and became such an icon amongst the beach boys. He can be considered the father of modern SUP, and is also a source of pure inspiration to many to get up, stand up and try out this sport for themselves.
Nowadays, SUP has come into its own water sport, with its own set of equipment, which is comprised of the board and the paddle.