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Voted Most Popular… Stand Up Paddle Boarding!

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Voted Most Popular: Stand Up Paddle Boarding!

Stand up paddle boarding evolved form the Polynesians and migrated to the Hawaiian Islands thousands of years ago. Recently regaining popularity, Stand Up Paddle Boards (SUPs) can now be found all over the world – from the lakes and rivers of the Midwest, to the furthest reaches of Australia and New Zealand!

In the 1960’s, modern paddle boarding was first introduced by the Waikiki Beach Boys as Duke Kahanamoku and Rabbit Kekai, along with a few others, would use long boards and paddles to get out to the surf.  As surfboards became lighter, smaller, and faster, the use of SUPs nearly disappeared. Thankfully, paddle boarding was re-introduced by surfing Instructors who wanted to keep an eye on their students and big wave riders who wanted to stay in shape when they were not dropping into 50 foot waves.

 

Stand Up Paddle Boarding is fun as well as a great full body workout and SUPs are used as a cross-training tool by athletes around the world. Stand up paddling works just about every muscle in your body. It is estimated that by paddleboarding for one hour, a male can burn anywhere from 800-1000 calories while females burn between 500-700 calories per hour!

Try it out on your next river trip! Ceiba has two inflatable Stand Up Paddle boards for you to experience. If you just want to take it out for a day, you could plan a Glen Canyon excursion. Call us for more details 1-800-217-1060!

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