Stand Up Paddling
The stand up paddling has beginnings in the Pacific Ocean, more specifically in the island region of Polynesia, where fishermen moved forward with a paddle in their canoes. But the big hype and the popularity of the sport was finding in Hawaii. The advantage of the stand up paddling is the independence from the wind and the ability to navigate almost any water surface, whether sea, river or lake. It’s easy to learn SUP, so it’s perfect for mass sports and it is also a great full-body training.
The sport is mainly divided into the disciplines stand up paddle surfing and distance stand up paddling. In addition, there are even less common discipline like the river surfing. From a sporting point of view, the SUP World Cup in Scharbeutz focuses on distance stand up paddling, which is divided into sprint distance and long distance.