Stand up paddle boarding is the newest and fastest growing water sport in the world. It is also referred to as paddle surfing or SUP in short.
History says that the activity of paddle surfing goes back to centuries in French Polynesia, where indigenous tribes were seen standing on hollowed logs. By early 1950’s beach boys in Hawaii were seen by tourists vacationing on the islands, standing on their surfboards holding long wooden paddles. Today SUP boards are lighter, wider, faster and come in larger varieties of color and design.
Currently the water sport is booming everywhere in the world. Races, events and competitions are being held in several countries including Germany, Italy, France, Spain and Canada. Persons who may have earlier not compete in any sports are today competing in SUP boards.
The main reason why SUP boarding is becoming popular is that, anyone can do it, starting from a young adult to a very old age person. These boards provide great outing, and can be done in any body of water like lake, river, oceans and even in placid waters.
There are different types of SUP boards available today in the market, they are Surf, Race, Tour and All round SUP boards. Thus, beginners need to carefully select an appropriate SUP board for them, so as to practice in placid waters. Along with buying SUP boards, they can even buy SUP accessories like SUP board carry bags and paddle blade covers to protect and carry their boards and paddles.
More recently inflatable SUP boards for sale can be seen in the SUP stores. These boards are very light in weight, convenient, compact, and can be stored and transported to any place easily. Therefore, these boards are in huge demand.
Just like SUP boarding sport, dragon boating is also very popular. It’s an ancient Chinese water sport, in which 10 to 20 paddlers sit together in a dragon boat to compete with their team members. To participate in the sport, paddlers buy cheap dragon boat paddles and some clothing accessories. If you too wish to buy such paddles, you can contact our staff members.