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The Growth & Uses of SUP

The sport “SUP” has grown and expanded exponentially since its modest beginnings on the Hawaiian coast approx. 60 years ago. As a matter of fact, not only has it grown, it is actually the fastest growing sport in history.

From its original small surfer following, today SUP has its own World Championship, races take place around the world; from Australia and New Zealand to Brazil and Japan, and the US also holds annual SUP boot camps for real enthusiasts.סדנת סאפ בשקיעה - קבוצת נשים

The great advantages of SUP:

  • A sport for all ages
  • A great, fun workout
  • Environmentally friendly
  • For people of all athletic abilities
  • Easy to learn
  • Done in any body of water
  • Done alone or as a group

When we say anyone can do it, we really mean it!

Jeff Denholm, an amputee from California Has created a special prosthesis that enables him to SUP. The loss of his arm does not affect his paddling or his competitive spirit and he will be participating in the SUP World Championships this year.

Unexplored Territory

The thing that is so exciting about SUP is that it’s unexplored territory. One SUP exec compared it to exploration of the Wild West because there are still new applications to be found and new ways to use it are being invented all the time.

Here is what we have to date:

  • Flat water racing
  • Downwind racing
  • Downriver racing
  • Wave riding
  • River rapid riding
  • River surfing
  • Rodeo paddling
  • Casual touring (with camping gear)
  • Casual cruising (with yachts)
  • SUP Yoga
  • SUP Fishing
  • SUP Bird-watching

What will they come up with next?

Who knows? Maybe you will be the next SUP enthusiast to create another form of SUP?

Get out there, try it out and let us know what you come up with, you could be creating the next rage.

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