SUP! SUP? No, it’s not just a quick way to say hello to friends. We’re talking about SUP, the sport of stand up paddleboarding. SUP is an emerging global sport with a Hawaiian heritage. Surfing instructors originally used the SUP technique in order to manage their large groups of students, as they were able to maintain greater visibility from a higher viewpoint. Today this sport has gained popularity and continues to grow as more people become aware of its benefits. SUP benefits athletes with a strong core workout and attracts those who might not have the time to invest in learning to surf. It’s relatively easy to learn once you become comfortable on your board and in the water. Women excel at the sport and often surpass men in their skill due to their lower center of gravity and overall awesomeness.
There are many SUP options in the Orange County area that offer equipment rental, lessons and classes. Grab a few friends and schedule a lesson and a couple hours to get out and play! Flygirls, comment with any local recommendations below.
posted by ali for saturday, august 4th, 2012