When was stand up paddle boarding invented?
Stand Up Paddle (SUP) is a relatively new but very popular sport that involves standing on
a specially shaped board and moving using a long paddle.
According to historical sources paddling on the first board’s Peruvian fishermen calling them caballitos de totora.
They used long bamboo sticks to get back to shore after catching fish all day. They were in Hawaii natives back in 1778 used sticks of koa wood to cheer towards out in the open, after the surf, catching surfing waves.
Many similar ones have mentioned using a board and a stick through Africa and South America, and a closer example comes from Of England, where P.H.
In 1886, Emerson first recorded a stick resembling a rowing paddle in a standing position.
The modern beginnings of stand-up paddleboarding as a sport are back in Hawaii, where instructors Leroy and Bob AhChoy paddled on the board in the 1940s to instruct the surfing course trainees.
All of this led to the first competition in 2003, where the Buffalo Big World competition Makaha Beach has 49 racers in the event of windsurfing.
Since that competition, windsurfing spread to California and very soon afterward to the whole world.
The final confirmation of this new sport’s significance was in 2008 when U.S. Coastal the guard defined the paddleboard as a vessel and ranked it with kayaks and canoes, which suggests that sport has become massive and often practiced.
The appeal of this sport is perhaps best described by the fact that it is 2013. In its annual report, the Outdoor Foundation said that “stand up paddleboarding is among the most popular sports with 56% of total recreational sports tested “, thus winning windsurfing and similar sports.
It’s also interesting that “he’s average the respondent was 28 years old and users who opted for paddling were 6: 5 in the relation of men to women ”.
Today, this is a sport that attracts many people, and many federations have been established.
The ISA is worth noting, which is the main organization of the world stand-up paddling championships, and was recognized by the International Olympic Committee. There are so many sports progressed that there was the talk of introducing paddleboarding to the Olympics, but it would only happen in 10 years.
Also, various organizations are associated with, and we recognize the European Federation (EuroSUPA), Austria Federation (ASF), and similar organizations in all major countries.