Stand-Up Paddle Boarding/Surfing

Stand-up paddle boarding/surfing (SUP), or in the Hawaiian language; “Hoe he'e nalu”, is an emerging global sport with a Hawaiian heritage. Stand-up paddling began in the 1960’s when surfing instructors used the technique to position themselves for taking photographs. Supporters cite the ease of learning as a key to its popularity, with beginners becoming comfortable in as little as an hour of training. Traditional style surfers have converted to stand up paddling because of the versatility of the new sport. Stand-up paddle boarding offers surfers the ability to catch more waves in a set, as well as offering a better view of incoming sets.