“Ku Hoe He’e Nalu” : Stand Up, paddle and surf
Paddle Surf or Stand Up Paddle, SUP for friends, consists of being able to move in the water by paddling while standing, or kneeling, on a board.
To feel the freedom to slide at your leisure in the water while enjoying every detail of the magnificent landscape that surrounds you and feeling in balance with nature.
Back in the 1960s, in Waikiki, surf instructors, or Beach Boys, paddled their canoes standing up in search of the best waves for their surf groups.
They even practiced SUP to stay in shape on days when there were no waves.
But it wasn’t until the 1990s that Paddle Boarding became a popular sport as it was introduced to international celebrations such as the Makaha, the Junta Big Surf Classic, and the Molokai Oahu Paddleboard Race.
Today it has gained many fans, including celebrities and celebrities, who have found Stand up Paddle Surfing a sport that offers both physical and mental benefits.
Stand Up Paddle Benefits
If there is something that Paddle Surf can assure you, it is fun.
Whether you practice it individually or in a group, you can trust that you will have a great time.
One of the great advantages of Paddle Surf is to be able to work the muscles aerobically without impact on the muscle or overexertion on the joints.
Although it makes us exercise almost the entire body, the fact of having to maintain a dynamic balance on the board helps us improve our reflexes and strengthen the Core, the middle area of the trunk.
In this way, Paddle Surf corrects bad postures, improves body symmetry while toning our abdomen, back, arms, hips and legs.
The fact of having to balance on the board with your attention in the waves and in the paddling keeps your mind focused and gives us the possibility to relax and focus on the present moment.
In short, Stand up Paddle Surf makes us healthier, fitter and happier.
Types of Paddle Surfing
You would never have imagined that a surfboard and a paddle could give so much play.
From adding extra fun to your surfing outings to improving your yoga practices or spending an unforgettable time with your loved ones.
Be it in the sea, in the river, a lake or even on land.
The SUP adapts to your tastes and, whichever mode you choose, it will not leave you indifferent.
Here I leave you a small list with some of the possibilities that Paddle Surf offers you.
Stand up Paddle Surf Wave, the original:
It is the modality most similar to traditional Surf.
It is about riding waves on a board a little wider than the Surf board while you help yourself with a paddle.
You can practice it in the sea, in the river and even in lakes because it adapts to both white and calm waters.
Stand up Paddle Surf Touring or Crossing:
For people looking for adventure, tranquility and a deeper connection with nature.
You can do long or short trips, in a group or alone, sliding through calm waters while enjoying the landscape while exercising your body and relaxing your mind.
Stand up Paddle Surf Kids, for kids:
The little ones can also enjoy Paddle Surf and discover in this activity a fun way to enjoy sport and nature.
Stand up Paddle increases your strength, your balance, and your self-confidence.
From a SUP excursion with the family, to some summer classes.
Always under the supervision of an adult and wearing a life jacket.
Stand up Paddle Surf Big or XXL:
If you are looking for a super fun team activity and for the whole family, SUP Big is ideal.
Between Hawaiian canoeing and rafting, Giant SUP can be enjoyed both with waves and in calm waters.
The Big or XXL boards have a capacity of between 4 and 10 people who will form a team that paddles with a single common goal, to have a great time.
Stand up Paddle Surf Fitness-Pilates:
One of the most popular modalities in recent years.
SUP Fitness-Pilates offers you an intense workout in which you exercise your body holistically while maintaining balance on the Paddle Surf board.
Although the versatility of this sport is very wide, the necessary material to practice it is very limited, another advantage makes this sport an engaging activity.
How to get started in Stand-up Paddle Surf?
Now that you know what Stand Up Paddle Surf is and how fun and beneficial it can be, you just have to go on an SUP adventure.
To make the experience even better, and safer, I recommend that you consult with professionals.
An instructor or SUP instructor will provide you with their knowledge and will accompany and guide you so that you get the most out of this new experience.
A very fun way to get started in Paddle Surf is to take a day excursion to a place with calm waters and give a Stand Up Paddle lesson with a monitor.
In Lanzarote, Papagayo beach offers us a paradisiacal landscape of fine sand and transparent of turquoise blue and emerald green that make SUP an unforgettable experience.
If you want to enjoy Paddle Surf, get infected with our passion for the sea and sport, at Kaboti Surf we have the SUP course that best suits your needs.
We are waiting for you!