SUP (stand up paddle surfing) is a sport that has rapidly gained popularity around the world in the last 10 years. The rider stands on a large board and uses a light paddle. On SUP-boards one can cruise along the shore, run rivers, and of course – ride waves.
A special feature of the sport is accessibility. Five minutes is enough to learn how to glide along smooth water. The only thing you need is a wide, stable beginner’s board. Balance develops very quickly, and literally within a couple of hours one can feel confident on a narrower sport board that is suitable for high speed riding and traveling. Catching waves is harder and takes practice. Still, SUP-surfing is easier than classic surfing and not so dependent on conditions; it is possible to ride waves as small as 30 cm (12 inches).