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Stand up paddleboarding (SUP) is a fast growing global sport with a Hawaiian heritage. In the early 1960s, the beach boys of Waikiki would stand on their long boards, and paddle out with outrigger paddles to take pictures of the tourists learning to surf. Another reason for the rise in popularity of SUP boarding is that, unlike surfing it is very easy to learn. Within one hour you can become very comfortable in the water and on your board.
SUP is a great way for new and experienced watersport enthusiasts to get out on the water with little to no experience. The skills needed to stand up paddleboard can be learnt by anyone in a short space of time and is a fun, easy way to play on the water and to enjoy the views as you work out (unlike surfing!).
Paddleboarding offers an amazing full body workout and is a great all round workout that helps to improve balance and allows you to gain core strength. Besides standing, you can sit, kneel or lay on a paddleboard. SUP'ing is gaining in popularity as celebrities are sampling the sport, and cross-over athletes are training with SUP.
Starboard stand up paddleboards for adults and children age 14 years and above are available for use free of charge and you can just head out onto the water at our resorts in Turkey, Greece, Sardinia and Corsica. It’s a great way to get out on the water and is easy to master quickly.