SUP Gold Coast

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Oct




Like traditional surfing itself, Stand Up Paddle surfing (otherwise known as 'SUP') has it's origins in the waters of Hawaii. Pioneered way back in the 1940’s when the Hawaiian Beach Boys used to paddle out to the surf-breaks standing up to avoid getting their camera gear wet, when taking photos of tourists. From there SUP matured into it's own style of surfing in the 1960’s, and today SUP has made a strong comeback globally amongst surfers and non-surfers alike.

SUP is popular as it's a sport accessible to all, as improved designs have allowed boards to come down a lot in weight while improving manoeuvrability on waves.

While a big part of the sport is catching waves (often waves that on a regular surfboard or longboard wouldn't be rideable) SUP is also a great experience in flat water as a fun and exciting way to cruise around enjoying the water and natural environment. As you are far higher off the water than a surfboard or surfski, visibility is much greater both above and below the water. 

SUP is an excellent crossover sport that not only provides more time on the water but also provides an isometric workout that strengthens core muscle groups, improves balance and generally improves fitness. It is also surprisingly easy with people of all ages taking up the activity.

Nearby Tallebudgera Creek and Currumbin Creek are excellent locations to learn or practise in flat water and beautiful surrounds!

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