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Stand Up Paddleboarding On the Rise

garrett mcnamara stand up paddleboardingStand-up Paddleboarding has now established itself as a mainstay within the surfing community, and I have personally placed it firmly atop my list of ‘things to attempt’ by years end. A cousin of mine recently returned from a visit to Oahu, where he was able to take advantage of the late-season swells, as well as find some time to visit family in between sessions. While there he was given the opportunity to try the rapidly growing sport for the first time at one of our somewhat secret spots on the South Shore.

I’ve surfed with him as far back as I can remember, as they would make annual trips from Los Angeles to come spend time with us on the islands. So when he returned with an eagerness to let me know about how much fun it was to give it a try, Stand-up Paddleboarding went from being a passing curiosity to a must-try in no time at all.

If any evidence is needed that Stand-up Paddleboarding is on a rapid rise, simply keep your eyes open each time you paddle out and watch as the number of enthusiasts continues to grow. As it does we will continue to be graced with mind-blowing shots of surfers such as Garret McNamara taking on the worlds heaviest waves with paddle in hand. The number of Stand-up competitions will increase as will the prize money.

The future is looking mighty bright for Stand-up Paddleboarding, and I’ll be sure to report back once I make my goal a reality.

Posted by Shaun on Thursday, March 13th, 2008 in Surfing.

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One Response to “Stand Up Paddleboarding On the Rise”

  • Jack Says:

    Must be difficult to hold the paddle :-)

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