SUP as Workout
Sounds interesting. What equipment do I need?
Flatwater Paddling and SUP Surfing.
Technically SUP consitss of 2 different disciplines for which you would use slighly different boards (there are some allround boards which cater for both disciplines)
Stand Up Paddling or Flatwater Paddling on Lakes and Rivers and SUP Surfing on Ocean or River waves.
SUP as competitive sport
SUP-Surfing competitions are held in a similiar format as surf competitions with heats of 3-4 riders in the water at the same time and judges give scores for the best waves riden.
But now there are also SUP Races, where Stand up paddlers compete against other Stand-Up Paddler, last summer the Jever SUP World Cup took place in Hamburg, Germany, where hundreds of paddlers from all over the world competed against each other. In December, a very scenic race took place in Paris, France.
Check out the event calendar.
There are different disciplines, long distance races, relay races or short sprint races like the London SUP Sprint Challenge where paddlers competed against each other in a 120x30m indoor pool.
SUP – not only for men!
SUP is easy to learn and a great way of spending time with your girlfriends. Check out here why SUP is the perfect sport for girls!