SUP, or Stand Up Paddle Boarding is the hot new trend in water sports. Why would standing on a big surfboard and paddling with a long paddle be going viral? Here are just a few reasons why SUP is blowing up all around the world.
Stand Up Paddle Boarding is easy to learn. On flat,calm water anyone will be standing and paddling quickly. After a few tries, balance becomes easier and easier.
Anyone can SUP. All ages can paddle board, from 3 years old to those in inflatable paddle board their nineties. Even dogs like to ride along.
Just add water. All you need to Stand Up Paddle is a body of water, any water. Lakes, oceans, rivers, any waterway is good for paddle boarding.
SUP is social or not. You can have fun on your own or with a group. It is easy to talk and socialize while paddling with friends or family.
Stand Up Paddling is great exercise. One of the best workouts available is paddle boarding. It gives you a complete core muscle workout, fine tunes your balance, builds your endurance and depending on how hard you paddle, can be an intense cardio exercise.
Stand Up Paddle Boarding is a new way to be on the water. The vantage point of standing on the board allows you to really see the sea-life in the water. The feeling of gliding across the water, what some call zen on the water, is relaxing and almost like meditation.
Paddle Boarding is a green sport. There is no motor or no noise to disturb nature, just a simple board and paddle.
Sup has become many sports in one. You can Stand Up Paddle Surf in small waves or large. Races are being held all over the world. Downwind open ocean runs of many miles are becoming popular. Daredevils are taking paddle boards down rivers, even into whitewater rapids. Paddle board fishing is spreading along the coast and in inland lakes and rivers. Fitness workouts and yoga are being done on paddle boards.
SUP is fun! The main reason Stand Up Paddle Boarding is the fastest growing water sport on the planet is it is so much fun to do in so many different places and in so many different ways.