Stand up paddleboarding (SUP) or ‘Hoe he’e nalu’ in the Hawaiian language is a sport that is taking the world by storm. Perhaps you’ve been Peacockin’ on the beach lying back with a cold one with your HB9 and seen someone resembling Jesus walking on water. No – its just an SUP enjoying the summer rays in a new and profound way that you’ve never seen. What exactly is an SUP you say? I’ll tell you.
It’s a board that is similar to a surfboard in shape and is made of glass reinforced resin that is usually 9’ to 12’ long, with features such as padded decks and concave hulls; they generally have one or three surfboard-style fins in the stern for tracking. Instead of lying on your stomach to maneuver around you stand up and use a paddle to move.
Within one hour you can become very comfortable on your board even if you’ve never surfed before. With the SUP you also have the versatility to paddle greater distances and still be able to drop in on a couple waves as well – gnarly! The only other equipment you need in addition to the paddle is a personal floatation device and you’re on your way.
Cost is typically $600 to $1500 for an SUP.
Other reasons to get an SUP:
So next time you’re on the beach and everyone else is playing paddle ball or building castles in the sand try something that will surly enhance your beach experience. SUP’s are here to stay and it’s up to you to get with the times, with World Tour Competitions offering big paydays you may want to reconsider your career path and trade that PC in for a SUP. The only things you need now are some strong boardshorts/bikini and sunscreen. Now grab your paddle and get out there!
Start Peacocking your SUP today priced from $400 to $2,000