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Stand up paddle surfing is an aspect of surfing that
has seen a recent resurgence in the Hawaiian Islands. For those that
are not familiar with the sport, it entails standing on a large longboard
and propelling yourself with essentially a canoe paddle.
It is a sport practiced at one time by the beach boys
of Waikiki with roots that likely trace back even further. Recently,
it has been picked up by watermen as an alternative way to ride surf
and as a means of staying in shape.
The level of surfing on stand up paddle boards has sky rocketed in
the last few years with feats such as Archie Kalepa's crossing between
Molokai and Oahu and Laird Hamilton's recent foray out at Jaws on
a stand up paddle board.
The learning curve for stand up paddle surfing can be
steep. It can be particularly difficult when you are learning in choppy
Smaller waves has also meant an opportunity to
get out and do "down winders". This entails
paddling down the coast with the prevailing trade winds. The strategy
and the effort is similar to paddle boarding.
are other great links on the sport.
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