Stand Up Paddleboarding - SUP
Paddleboarding is a load of fun. Everybody knows that. But if you need something just a little different, why not try doing the same thing while standing up. Stand up paddleboarding is just that. It's virtually the same board with a long paddle that you manipulate while standing. As far as water sports are concerned, stand up paddleboarding is one of the newest, but it is rapidly gaining an avid following of fans since not only is it great fun, but it's great exercise for your core body muscles, not to mention cardio.
As a sport, stand up paddleboarding has only been around for a few years, but if you look into its history very deep you will find natives on different continents who have been doing what amounts to stand up paddleboarding for centuries. In effect, what we call the sport of stand up paddleboarding is just the way the ancients travelled.
Fortunately, those of us with a more modern bent have a lot more advances to take advantage of. These include lighter boards that are a lot easier to maneuver, cheaper to buy, and probably much easier tolearn how to use. The truth be told, however, most paddleboarders teach themselves how to enjoy the sport all by themselves. Doing tricks, however, is a little different matter, but when it comes to ordinary stand up paddleboarding, it's really an easy sport to teach yourself. And did we mention the tranquility of leaving all of your cares of life behind, taking your paddleboard out to a body of water, and just letting the tranquility of your heartbeat dictate the speed of your propulsion? You might understand that you left to do standup paddleboarding, but you will eventually think that you have stepped into a tranquil meditation center. It's just you and your thoughts.
Stand up paddleboarding is done all over the world, on streams, lakes, rivers, and even the open ocean. Wherever you can find water that's deep enough for you to paddle through, you will have found a good place to paddleboard through. Want your new found love to be even more fun? Bring an extra board and paddle with you for a friend. Chances are good that you will fall in love all over again. It really is that much fun. But be careful, the tranquility is addicting. You might never find your way home again. It's that easy.