Kauai SUP Rental Surfing has progressed in leaps and bounds
Stand Up Paddling is great exercise. One of the best workouts available is paddle boarding. It gives you a complete core muscle workout, fine tunes your balance, builds your endurance and depending on how hard you paddle, can be an intense cardio exercise. While standing on the Kauai SUP Rental, the rider holds the paddle with one hand on the handle and the other hand approximately 1/3 of the way down the shaft. The hand placement alternates depending on what side the rider is paddling on.
Stand Up Paddle Boarding is a new way to be on the water. The vantage point of standing on the board allows you to really see the sea-life in the water. The feeling of gliding across the water, what some call zen on the water, is relaxing and almost like meditation. Are you looking for some adventure during the summer holidays or spring break but you are not all that keen on extreme sports or risky experiences and you do, however, enjoy water sports? Then paddle-boarding is just the sport for you. All you have to do is stand up-right on the board and use the paddle to glide through the water.
Sup has become many sports in one. You can Stand Up Paddle Surf in small waves or large. Races are being held all over the world. Downwind open ocean runs of many miles are becoming popular. Daredevils are taking paddle boards down rivers, even into whitewater rapids. Paddle board fishing is spreading along the coast and in inland lakes and rivers. Fitness workouts and yoga are being done on paddle boards.
SUP is fun! The main reason Stand Up Paddle Boarding is the fastest growing water sport on the planet is it is so much fun to do in so many different places and in so many different ways. Kauai SUP Rental is a green sport. There is no motor or no noise to disturb nature, just a simple board and paddle. SUP, the simple sport of paddle board and paddle has become a popular,diverse sport that is filling the worlds waterways with fun.
Stand Up Paddle Boarding is easy to learn. On flat,calm water anyone will be standing and paddling quickly. After a few tries, balance becomes easier and easier. Anyone can SUP. All ages can paddle board, from 3 years old to those in their nineties. Even dogs like to ride along. Just add water. All you need to Stand Up Paddle is a body of water, any water. Lakes, oceans, rivers, any waterway is good for paddle boarding.
Many stand up paddle boards that cater to the first time or casual paddler will fall into the “All Around” category. All Around shapes can be used for all the above mentioned types of paddling to greater or lesser extents although they are most suitable for Recreational flat-water paddling. An All Around SUP board will usually be around 30″ wide if not wider.
Typical lengths for a beginner are 11′ -12′. Lighter riders may be able to start on a 10′ – 10’6″ board. All Around boards usually feature a fairly wide nose and tail as well as considerable overall thickness in the 4 1/2″ to 5″ range. The wide nose, wide tail and considerable length, width and thickness make for a very stable and forgiving board. Stable and forgiving are great characteristics to have in a board while learning the basics of balance, paddling, wave negotiation, wave riding as well as building your overall strength and conditioning. Many All Around shapes will also feature a single center fin configuration.
While some may feel the need to jump right into a performance shape there is a lot of wisdom in starting out on an all around shape and graduating after some time to a more performance tailored shape. Plus once you have graduated you will have a second board to loan to your girlfriend/boyfriend, wife/husband or friends. If you choose wisely you can find a board that will allow you to progress from flat-water basics and will also allow you to paddle surf in waves, test out the flat water racing scene, enjoy an SUP tour and navigate rivers and small rapids.
Paddle Surfing Shapes
Kauai SUP Rental Surfing has progressed in leaps and bounds as board shapes and riders have pushed the limits of performance. There are multiple styles of SUP surfing that relate to preference and wave size. Some prefer to “rip” and “shred” on a smaller board keeping their feet in relatively the same position on the board, others prefer to “walk” the board from nose to tail in a more traditional although no less skilled manner. Each of these varied styles are generally but not exclusively performed on different board shapes.