The sport of Stand Up Paddle surfing (SUP) is derived from Hawaiian and Polynesian heritage. It resurfaced in the 60’s when Hawaiian ‘long boarders’ starting using paddles to have better visibility when instructing students and monitor incoming swells. The sport is now popular all over the world and growing by leaps, bounds and swells!
We’re here to provide you with lessons, tours and hours of exploration on the waterways of southern Monmouth and Ocean counties in a safe, fun and environmentally friendly manner.
It is a wonderful sport for all ages and provides the following benefits and advantages:
It’s easy to learn. Within an hour, you should be very comfortable with basic paddling skills. You can enjoy SUPing without needing to learn special techniques, tips and tricks.
Unlike most other water-based activities, you can comfortably glide and explore narrow estuaries, inlets and waterways with minimal disruption to the native wildlife and environment. SUPing is a calm sport when done recreationally. In fact, while mostly seen in the ocean, SUP is more suited for ‘flat’ waters with limited wind conditions.
You get a solid workout on your abs, legs, chest, shoulders, arms and stomach in a fun way with what seems to require little effort. It’s a wonderful alternative to crowded gyms as you enjoy the great outdoors.
Proper balance is key when riding a SUP board. In fact, many would agree women take to the sport easier than men because of their lower center of gravity. If you have good balance already eg. from yoga, skiing, skating or traditional surfing, then you already have a good start.
It’s suitable for most ages. You can even take your pet or small children SUPing with you, by simply letting them sit or kneel on the board! Just ensure all appropriate safety measures are taken in accordance with local and U.S. Coast Guard regulations.
Your safety is my primary concern. I am American Red Cross Certified in Basic Water Rescue, CPR, Standard First Aid and A.E.D. I am also in the process of obtaining Paddle Fit Certification from the American Council on Exercise, the world’s largest nonprofit fitness organization.
So what are you waiting for! Let’s hit the water and have some fun…