Stand Up Paddle Surf
Stand up paddle surfing (SUP), or in the Hawaiian language Hoe he'e nalu, is an emerging global sport with a Hawaiian heritage. The sport is an ancient form of surfing, and reemerged as a way for surfing instructors to manage their large groups of students, as standing on the board gave them a higher viewpoint, increasing visibility of what was going on around them - such as incoming swell.
To begin with, this started with using a one-bladed paddle, whilst standing on a normal length surfboard.
The popularity of the modern sport of SUP has its origination in the Hawaiian Islands. In the early 1960s, the Beach Boys of Waikiki would stand on their long boards, and paddle out with outrigger paddles to take pictures of the tourists learning to surf. This is where the term "Beach Boy Surfing", another name for Stand Up Paddle Surfing, originates.
Stand up paddling isn't a skill, it's an amazing experience. Whether you're 7 or 70 years old, you'll learn to stand up paddle and you will be up and paddling on your very first lesson, regardless of your experience or ability guaranty.
Stand up Paddle Boarding (SUP) provides you with a total body workout and allows for a great view.
In just a few sessions, you will improve your balance & coordination as well as your strength & endurance.
SUP is a superior core workout on both flat water and amongst the waves. It is an ideal sport for cross-training as it brings together legs, back, feet, arms, neck and stomach muscles in a graceful display of core strength and balance.
Stand up paddle surfing was a great experience and a sport which lends itself well for those who want both a cardio, balance and strength workout. The stand up paddling encompasses both core and proprioceptive muscle action. It utilises a whole body functional approach to building core muscle balance and support. A great sport for those who are in need of some rehabilitative exercise in a unique atmosphere above the water.