Stand-up paddleboarding is an outdoor water sports activity where a rider stands up on a large board and uses a paddle to move through the water.
Stand-up paddleboarding, also known for the acronym SUP, is one of the fastest-growing boardsports in the world.
SUP is a subclass of paddleboarding, a broader concept that also includes the use of arms while kneeling, lying, or standing on a narrow and long paddleboard to move around in the water.
Paddleboarding has its roots in Africa, South America, and the ancient Polynesian culture.
Today, SUPing can be enjoyed in flat oceans, surf zones, lakes, rivers, canals, inland waterways, and even large swimming pools.
With the advent of inflatable stand-up paddleboards, the sport became even more popular and accessible – the SUP board now fits in a backpack.
Stand-up paddleboarding is not only an excellent workout and pastime, but it can also be a smart means of transportation, allow you to carry small bags and objects onboard.