Stand Up Paddleboard History
Stand up paddle-boarding (SUP) is a Rebirth of an Ancient Sport. Thought to have originated by the Hawaiian beach-boys at Waikiki (hence the name “beach-boy surfing”), the sport has only recently started to gain widespread national popularity, due in large part to such waterman as Laird Hamilton, Dave Kalama, and Brian Keaulana.
Today SUP is a fun and challenging way to surf, and it’s also incredibly versatile, because you can also paddle in flat water. SUP is great exercise, providing a vigorous, full body workout. SUP is a fun way to get out on the water no matter how you do it.
Laird and the boys