Stand Up Paddle Boarding, or SUPing, is a globally emerging water sport in which participants use a large board to stand on and paddle to surf waves in the ocean or enjoy flat-water areas of lakes, rivers, and streams.
Stand up paddle boarding in Hawaiian, Hoe he'e nalu, is similar to surfing but requires no waves to stand. It has spread to coastal regions as well as freshwater inland ares.
The sport of SUPing started in the Hawaiian Islands. In the 1960s, people in Waikiki would stand on their long boards, and paddle out with paddles to take pictures of the tourists learning to surf. SUPing is a strong core, primarily abs and lower back. workout and popular near the ocean, but also in rivers and lakes. Many celebrities are trying the SUPing, and athletes are training with SUPs. SUPs have spread around the world. Stand up Paddle Boarding unlike surfing, is very easy to learn. Within about one hour you can become proficient in paddle boarding. Stand up Paddle Boarding is also more popular with women because they have a lower center of gravity than men.
Laird Hamilton and Dave Kalama are known for introducing stand up paddle boarding the modern world. The first modern surfer to bring Stand Up Paddle Surfing to the mainland of United States was Rick Thomas Many surfers have started to involve themselves more because paddle boarding is so versatile. Stand up paddle boarding allows you to see wave better from a far and catch smaller, less surf-able, waves White water SUPing has become increasingly popular downs rivers throughout the United States.
Stand up paddle boarding is the fastest growing water sport because of its versatility and ease of learning.