Between oceans, rivers, lakes, flat water, or waves, StandUp Paddle (SUP) is an accessible discipline of Surfing that is taking the sport to new corners of the globe. Once limited to the coastline’s of the world, the joy of Surfing is now spreading to new participants across all types of bodies of water on the planet.
Born from surfers looking for a new way to enjoy the ocean, StandUp Paddle has grown into so much more. It has exploded as a global phenomenon that has developed both racing and surfing disciplines, reaching the highest levels of sport with inclusion in Olympic Movement events. The sport’s rapid rise has fostered a global community of athletes, ranging from grassroots to elite.