SUP – the fastest- growing water sport in the world
Combine surfing with kayaking and you’ve got stand up paddleboarding (SUP). SUP is the fastest- growing water sport in the world with gear sales up by about 200% in the past year.
The reason so many people are drawn to paddleboarding is that it’s an amazing full-body workout that improves your core strength, cardio fitness, balance, and flexibility with virtually no impact. Plus, it’s fun to get out on the water and enjoy nature, so it hardly feels like exercise.
Even though paddleboarding is a total-body workout, people of all ages and fitness levels can try the sport. Unlike surfing, you don’t need waves to paddleboard, and very calm, flat water is best for beginners.
Paddleboarding got its roots in Hawaii in the 1960s when the Beach Boys of Waikiki started standing on their longboards and using outrigger paddles to paddle out for a better view of the surf. The sport didn’t take off until the 2000s when pro surfers such as Laird Hamilton used SUP to continue training when the ocean was too calm to surf.
Want to learn to ride for the very first time? Please, stop by our place this summer and rent a SUP for a few hours.
Price list for the season 2016:
SUP Stand Up Paddle board with paddle
1 hour – 40 kuna / 5 EUR
4 hours – 80 kuna / 10 EUR
1 day (10:00-16:00h) – 150 kuna / 20 EUR