About Standup Paddle Boarding
Catch the hottest wave in watersports from Hawaii! STAND-UP Paddle (SUP) Boarding stems from the ancient
form of canoe paddling and surfing. Later it was known as "beach boy surfing" in Waikiki and is
now widely known on the west coast as standup paddle boarding.
SUP is a fun, easy way to play on the water, requiring
minimal equipment and is suitable for a wide range of ages. You can paddle on anything from ocean surf to lakes
and rivers - no waves required. Paddle boarding offers an amazing full body workout and is becoming a favorite cross-training
activity for skiers, snowboarders and other athletes. Because the paddler stands at full height, SUP is often described
as"almost like walking on water"! The combination of fun, relaxation and physical benefits of SUP has caused
its popularity to grow exponentially around the world.
In the Northeast, APBA brings SUP to New
England with the Annual Atlantic Paddle Battle Race Series and Summer weekend SUP Surf Rodeos.