Stand Up Paddling, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Stand Up Paddle Surfing or ‘SUP’ is the fastest growing sport in the USA. Imagine an enlarged surf board that's big enough to stay completely out of the water. Now put a paddle in your hands, and you've got Stand up Paddling. When you stand up, its almost like walking on water.
SUP has a Hawaiian heritage and translates in Hawaiian to Ku Hoe He’e Nalu: to stand, to paddle, to surf, a wave. In the early 1960s the ‘Beach Boys of Waikiki’ would paddle out on their long boards with outrigger paddles to take pictures of the tourists learning to surf. The term ‘Beach Boy Surfing’, another name for SUP Surfing, came from this.
Initially the precursor to surfing, Stand Up Paddleboarding offers great exercise and is quickly popularizing within the fitness world as a unique core workout regimen. Stand up Paddling is the perfect foundation for strength, endurance and good health.