Stand Up Paddling (SUP)
Stand Up Paddling (SUP) is exactly as its title suggests – standing up on a board and paddling. There are many variations, and the sport is considered one of the fastest-growing recreational activities in the world.
One of the attractions of SUP is its versatility as an activity. Paddlers can be seen on rivers, canals, streams, lakes, the ocean, and wild water. While many athletes use flatwater, many also take on ocean surf.
SUP is believed to have originated in Africa, became very popular in Hawaii in the 1940’s, and can now be seen in countries and on waterways all over the globe.
In competition, there are often sprint events, usually contested over 200 metres, longer races (19.50 kilometres) and technical races (about three kilometres).
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