STAND UP PADDLEBOARDING IS THE NEW WATERSPORT GROWING IN KUWAIT
SUP means Stand Up Paddling. The basic idea of modern Stand-Up is similar to that of surfing – except that you stand on the board and use a paddle instead of your hands to move forward.
The historical origin seems to be some hundred years ago. Especially in Asia, as well as poles they also used paddles in their one man rafts, showing some similarities to Stand Up Paddling. In the 70´s, 80´s and 90´s surf instructors from Hawaii used SUP boars for their lessons in order to follow their students better (thanks to the upright position), and to be able to move faster amongst them. Some years ago lots of surfers got addicted to the great advantages of SUP. It’s not only the easiest and earliest way to spot good waves due to the upright body position, but also catching the wave is easier.
Today SUP is the fastest growing water sport in the world. The reasons are clear, and not just as a result of the described trend. Almost every kind of body of water ... lakes, rivers, the sea or fjords is suitable to paddle on. Untrained people from every age are able to learn paddling. SUP illustrates the world of water sports and nature sports from a different unknown perspective. Apart from that, SUP is a great whole body workout.
One piece of the success story is certainly based on the fact that everyone can learn SUP in a short time, but also there is always something new to learn. No matter whether you use it as a fitness platform for training, for riding waves, in flat water, in race competition or to paddle into the sunset in a relaxed session – everything is possible. Just try it!
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