Stand Up Paddle : Water sport accessible to all!

Stand Up Paddle : Water sport accessible to all!

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Stand Up Paddle, differently known as SUP, is a water sport that consists of paddling while standing on a large board. Originally from Hawaii, it is an ancestral sport that has come back in the style of the day for a few years now. It has become very popular because it is so quick to learn and it is accessible to everyone. Not requiring a high level of physical condition, this sport attracts more and more people all around the world. You can practice this sport on a lake but also at sea. 


There are several ways to practice Stand Up Paddle:

  • For beginners, there are very stable and wide boards for hiking and walking on the water at your own pace. 
  • For the more audacious, there are longer and narrower boards for racing, to get the maximum speed.
  • And finally, for the more adventurous, it is possible to surf with a shorter and wider paddle board to handle the waves more easily. 

Once you've made your choice, all that's left is to choose your board type.

  • Inflatable Stand Up Paddle boards (iSup): resistant and stable, they are recommended for beginners. They inflate quickly with a pump and they are easy to store as they fit in a backpack.

Inflatable Stand Up Paddle

  • Rigid boards: recommended for experts who wish to practice racing or surfing. These boards are more powerful but more fragile. They are less practical to transport than an inflatable board. 

Stand Up Paddle - Ari'i Nui