Stand up paddle surfing (SUP), stand up paddle boarding, or in the Hawaiian language Hoe he’e nalu, is an emerging global sport with a Hawaiian heritage. The sport is an ancient form of surfing, and has re-emerged as a way for surfers to paddle longer distances.
Stand up paddling began in the 1960s, when surfing instructors used the technique to position themselves to take photographs. More recently, professional surfers use the technique for training and it has become wildly popular. Supporters cite the ease of learning as the key to its popularity, with beginners becoming comfortable in as little as an hour of training. Stand up paddleboarding is more popular with women than traditional surfing. It also offers surfers the ability to catch more waves in a set, as well as offering a better view of incoming sets.
River SUP’ing is gaining popularity in the boating community due to the skill and agility required to navigate rapids and obstacles. Stand up paddle surfing is now the fastest growing water surf activity because it allows a wider range of athletic types to get involved and SUP surfers need not schedule around high and low tides.
Our ASI SUP Instructor, Raoul, will teach you all you need to know to make you feel confident heading out into the water.
– All stand up paddle and safety equipment
– Professional ASI tuition, guidance and support
– Dry bag for your towel, phone, snacks, drinks etc.
In addition for the SUP specials
– Boat trips to and / or from the best locations in the lagoon and islands
– Support boat while on the water
– Transport by minibus for tours and downwind expeditions
For the 1 hr SUP taster and ½ day SUP lessons and tours we need a
minimum of 2 people.
Low Season 1st January to 18th July and 20th Sept to 31st December
High Season 19th July to 19th September