About Paddle Boarding

Kid-Paddle BoardingThere is no denying that there is an epidemic going on in the world. It’s called Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) and it has exploded in popularity across a wide and eclectic demographic of users. ,This is becoming obvious with Stand Up Paddle Board with Elin Venice Floira- Register for your lesson Today! is not a just a fad and it seems everyone is jumping in on the band wagon! Historically, when new sports/trends like SUP have caught on with such wide spread popularity. Boards that are used for Stand Up Paddle Boarding are easily confused with the boards used to surf with and for good reason. They started out as the same thing.Way back in history the royalty of Hawaii used boards that bore a striking resemblance to a SUP or stand up paddle board.

They were much lighter and easier to paddle through the water in order to get out into the wave zone than a standard surf board. They were mostly forgotten until about 100 years ago when a man was refurbishing some of them for a museum and he got an idea. He bored holes in a surf board to lighten it up and then covered them over with material to make it buoyant. He refined his design over time and for years was unbeatable in the paddle boarding races throughout the islands. Many of his records still stand to this day. Once these boards came over to the United States, people began to stand up on them using a specially designed paddle. The paddle is usually about 6 to 10 inches taller than its user. It has a flexible elbow built into the middle of the shaft that allows the maximum amount of force from each stroke to be used in powering the board. It is surprising how much speed a professional can build up while Stand Up Paddle Boarding. With those modifications the Stand Up Paddle Boarding that we know today was born. The boards themselves are made from epoxy and fiberglass to enhance their durability and light weight. The length and width of a SUP is dependent on the height and weight of its owner but on average they are between 12 to 18 feet in length and 29 inches wide. The width is one of the main factors in the board’s stability so you will want to make sure that you get a board suited to your measurements.

 

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