Paddle board sporting is quite an interesting way of paddle surfing usually in the open ocean. This was for the first time in 1778 when John Webber, a ships artist, accompanied Captain James Cook to The Sandwich Islands. In this sport, the participants use their arm for swimming motion in different ways; lying, standing or kneeling on a paddle board. Kneeling is quite a traditional way of paddle boarding. Stand-up is another form of paddle boarding. The participants find a special thrill in this sport in paddling and surfing uninterrupted waves to cross the islands or to travel from one coast to another. Paddle board sporting is usually done for adventure in the ocean, but championships are also organized in this sport. Professional players of paddle boarding are very expert and they can stroke for hours and travel many miles in this way. 20-miles race is generally held as warm-up race for well-trained professional.
Types of paddle board
Paddle boards are usually a solid board for surf, allround, flatwater, and race. There is another form and that is inflatable paddle board which is easy to carry than a traditional fiberglass board. You can even take them with you in your air travel without paying an extra charge. An inflatable sup is generally considered as the best stand up paddle board for being more portable, sturdy and economical compared to most rigid paddle boards. Inflatable stand up paddle board is the best option for those who like to travel light. The main advantage of an inflatable SUPs is that their use allows you to discover the physical challenge of traditional paddle boarding and you can also enjoy more time on water.
Buying SUP paddle boards
Many big retail stores offer stand up paddle boards for sale and you can also buy them online through many websites selling adventure sports products. There are many varieties and you can you right one from the list.