If you're at all familiar with water sports or find yourself at the beach a great deal, you've probably seen people hitting the water on a board equipped with a paddle to move. This sport goes by many names, including paddle boarding, stand up paddle boarding, paddle surfing, SUP or just sweeping. The original Hawaiian name -- Ku Hoe He'e Nalu -- can be translated to mean "to stand, to paddle, to surf, a wave." It's a relatively new sport but it has quickly caught on with water sports enthusiasts around the world. So, where did the sport actually get started? Here's a look.
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