Sapsurfing (Stand Up Paddle (SUP) – standing with an oar) is a water sport discipline in which long-distance competitions are organized using a board (slightly longer and wider than for ordinary surfing) and a one-blade paddle. Racing is carried out on vast expanses of water: the coast of the sea or ocean, lake, full-flowing river.
The Initial Sapsurfing
The homeland of this sport (Ku hoe he’e nalu) is considered the Hawaiian Islands. Europeans in 1778 described how Hawaiians on oar boards go out to the “big” water. They could silently get to the territory of the enemy, and the paddle pointed at the top was used as a spear or fishing harpoon.
In the middle of the 20th century, amateurs and journalists “went out” to take photographs from the water of athletes training or tourists trying to master surfing. Continue reading
Our need for speed, adrenaline and new experiences takes the wide world of sports to ever more extreme levels. Video about extreme descent on a skateboard and street sleigh began to appear online several years ago, but this is only a small part of the list of extreme sports.
Some thrill seekers feel like jumping out of a helicopter for skiing (heli-skiing) is not extreme enough, and they prefer skiing and flying.
Parasking is a combination of skiing (or snowboarding) and parasailing. The skier wears a parachute, and when he picks up enough speed to make him rise, he rises from the ground and starts to soar. Continue reading