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What’s SUP? – An Introduction to Stand Up Paddleboarding

SUP is a fun-filled activity that’s continuing to sweep the nation, and we here at Geronigo HQ are certainly a fan too! With several venues offering the sport already on board with us, there seems to be no signs of SUP slowing down in popularity anytime soon. But, just what exactly is SUP? Find out in this blog post as Geronigo tell you everything you need to know!

What is Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP)?

SUP, otherwise known as Stand Up Paddleboarding, is an activity which, in its current form, dates back to the 1900s – originating from Hawaii. In the Hawaiian language, it translates to ‘Ku Hoe He’e Nalu’, which means to stand and paddle to surf a wave. However, SUP has been found as early as 1,000 B.C. So, it’s certainly been around for quite a while in some form or another!

SUP is a variation of Paddleboarding in which, yes, you’ve guessed it – you’ll be standing up with a paddle, instead of kneeling and paddling with your hands. Essentially, it’s a cross between canoeing and surfing – creating a totally exhilarating activity that’s suitable for all ages and levels of ability, and perfect for stag/hen dos, corporate events, and birthday parties!

You can take part in Stand Up Paddleboarding on the sea if you like, but if you were looking for something a little more relaxed, you’ll be happy to know that SUP sessions also take place on calm rivers and lakes too! Either way, there’s no need to worry, as each of our venues provides full instruction, and all of the equipment you need to take part.

Conclusion

If you’re looking for an experience on the water you won’t be forgetting about anytime soon, then SUP is most definitely the activity for you! From the moment you climb on board, you’ll be able to take in some of the most breathtaking views that the UK has to offer, meaning SUP is an activity that’s a must do, especially as better weather is now on the horizon! But, if you’re heading abroad this summer, then there’s plenty of SUP venues across the continent and beyond!

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