The SUP originated from the Hawaiian beach boys sometime in the 1950's. They would stand up on their old thick surfboards, paddling it with a canoe paddle in order to take pictures of the tourists that they were teaching to surf.
Sometime around 2000 the professional surfers started making larger boards and paddled them standing up. These boards, used for training and to kill time between the good surf swells, became known as Standup Paddleboards and the SUP type surfboard evolved into a water sport that almost everyone could enjoy.
SUPs are a type of surfboard that all new and old surfers can enjoy.
The SUP is typically over 10' 0" in length, averaging 30" wide, and 4-6" thick. Recreational SUP type surfboards normally range from 10' 0" to 12' 0" in length which are sufficient sizes to support most adult surfers or paddlers. The SUP is a type surfboard that is a big platform, which allows a paddler/surfer the stability needed to stand up on the board and paddle with a custom sized paddle to move the board from point A to point B.Continue reading