Stand up paddle boarding, or SUP, can be described as walking on water. This is one of many paddle sports to originate in Hawaii and has picked up in popularity over the last decade thanks in part to Laird Hamilton, a prominent stand up paddle surfer. The sport uses a longboard combined with a long-handled paddle to glide over the surface of the water. Stand up paddling can be done in any type of water, which is just one of the advantages to this versatile and exciting sport. Whether you want to explore a calm nearby lake or hit the waves, SUP may be the sport for you.
(Image courtesy of Mike Baird.)