makeshift plywood toboggans
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
If skiing or sledding in the snow is not extreme enough, it’s time to go on a trip to an active volcano.
Landing on a volcano or surfing on volcanoes is exactly what it looks like, you are gliding along the slope of a volcano covered in cool ash. And by ashes we mean mainly small pieces of sharp volcanic rocks.
After walking along the rocks and debris to the top, riders descend the volcano on makeshift plywood toboggans, which makes this extreme sport accessible to everyone. The best of the best, can ride on a slope, standing on the board. Continue reading