STAND UP PADDLEBOARDING, or SUP, is a surface water sport, a variant of surfing where the surfer uses a paddle to move through the water while standing on a surfboard. Stand up paddle surfing is derived from its Polynesian roots. The Hawaiian translation is Ku Hoe He’e Nalu; to stand, to paddle, to surf, a wave.
The popularity of the modern sport of SUP has its origination in the Hawaiian Islands. In the early 1960s the Beach Boys of Waikiki would stand on their long boards and paddle out with outrigger paddles to take pictures of the tourists learning to surf. This is where the term “Beach Boy Surfing” originates, another name for Stand Up Paddle Boarding.
Paddle boarding is becoming one of the biggest watersports worldwide and White Rock has joined in with feral boardsports. The quick learning curve for paddle boarding makes it accessible to all ages and abilities.
There are many different styles of SUP from wave riding to cruising on calm shallow waters. Here in White Rock we have the opportunity for both.
Not only is paddle boarding a relaxing activity, it also has tremendous fitness benefits. It improves core strength, balance and cardiovascular endurance to name a few.
White Rock is a very safe place to paddle board with it’s warm shallow waters. It also offers some of the most beautiful scenery on the South Coast. The sunsets and surrounding mountain views provide a picturesque backdrop to an already enjoyable sport.
Prices for rentals:
- $45/hr with an introductory lesson
- $325 Seasons Pass
**we sell new and used paddle boards**