Anyone can stand up paddle. All ages all over the world are discovering the glide. You don’t have to be a surfer or be super strong. Check out our video:
It’s important to learn the right of way on the water and “share & care”. Be courteous and safe.
Paddle Surfing, also known as SUP or stand up paddling; was started back in the 40’s by the Waikiki Beach boys on Oahu. They would use their outrigger paddles to “paddle surf” their big boards around the tourists and take pictures.
For the most part, Stand Up Paddle Boards are pretty big. Sizes typically range anywhere from 10 to 15 ft. with most common sizes being around 10 to 12 ft. And they’re as wide as 32”. The large size and volume provides the needed “float” for paddling stability. What’s nice about today’s boards is that they’re light and easy to carry. Most higher end boards are a molded epoxy or carbon construction and have handles built in. They’re surprisingly light and easy to carry.
SUP down winders are also very popular, espcially on Maui. Catch your next ride on the calm water in Maalea or catch big wave action in the winter on Maui’s N. Shore.
Suzie Cooney, Pro Team Rider for Naish International, can teach you all her knowledge and experience. Whether you’re interested in surfing waves, Maliko down winders, touring or fitness paddling, I think you’re going to love it. She can also get you stronger for the sport through her SUP sports specific training.