Stand-up paddleboarding is the oldest form of surfing, originating in Hawaii. The sport really took off in 2005 when the first SUP competitions took place. Since then the sport has grown in popularity and gained a huge following.
SUP-ing allows the rider to paddle farther out into the ocean and then propel onto a wave to ride it into shore.
At The Extreme Academy we teach SUP to beginners aged 18+ using boards that look much like an over sized longboard, ideal for learning. The paddles are used to propel the board on flat water as well as to turn and control the board when riding waves. 1-2ft clean surf is ideal with a light offshore wind.