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
You do not aspire to become a champion, and sport is not your profession. Nevertheless, a healthy thirst for movement and adrenaline is present in you. Then an active holiday for you!
Unfortunately, the average citizen does not have constant access to the sea and mountains. That is why extreme tourism or its calmer variety of active tourism, namely water and mountain sports, are exotic for him. They can not be tackled after work, but you can completely devote your vacation to them.
True, you must immediately make a reservation that pleasure is not cheap for three reasons. First, you need to get to your destination. Secondly, you need to rent equipment or have your own. Thirdly, practicing exotic sports usually require a paid briefing. Continue reading