Stand Up Paddle Boarding 3.8meter length 15cm width red color
Short Background and History on Stand Up Paddle Boarding
Stand up paddle boarding (SUP) was first explored in Peru and
migrated to Polynesia from South America, as indicated by the
explorer and environmentalist, Thor Heyedahls, Kon Tiki expedition.
It developed further as a hobby and sport in Hawaii.
Since its inception in the last decade or so, SUP has seen
incredible and almost unbelievable growth due to its versatility,
fun, variety of application and the great physical workout you get
Anyone can do it and once you try it you are often hooked.
According to a recent report in 2013, Stand Up Paddle Boarding had
more first time participants than any other outdoors activity in
the USA. This amazing growth is only expected to continue as more
people find out about it and give it a go.
Unlike more traditional surfing and windsurfing where you often
need to depend on certain conditions of waves or wind to be able to
be able to undertake these activities, SUP has no restrictions. It
can be enjoyed basically anywhere there is water – whether that is
at sea, on a lake or river. It has also diversified in to many
different forms of SUP; from racing, to SUP fishing, exploring,
Wind SUP and even SUP yoga!
It is a very new sport and pastime, only really having taken off
post 2005, and it’s a wonder why we took so long to become the
world’s favorite water sport.