The origins of paddle boarding Kinko’s far back as the origins surfing. Standup paddle-boarding originated in Hawaii as an offshoot to surfing. This creative form of surfing allows the paddler to go further into the ocean than the typical surfer. However, paddlers can race on lakes, large rivers, Canals and right breaking waves with the ability to glide over long distances along seacoast often using tailwinds to eight to their trip.
Paddle boarding is not classified as an official sport as it has no competitive scene to classify. However, the sport is gaining momentum and popularity in extremist communities and beach cultures. Currently, stand up paddling is listed as one of the most popular outdoor activities amongst first-time participants. The average age is 28, and the split between male and female participants is quite even.
Historically paddle boarding can be referenced as far back as Polynesian, African, and pre-Peruvian/Columbian. The riding of waves has likely existed since humans begin swimming in the ocean. The Polynesian more recently developed the idea of surfing, and the culture has spread to beaches across the globe. Surfing was a central part of the Polynesian culture and predates any contact by foreign or European establishment. Evidence suggests that the Totora reed boats used in Northern Peru may represent a kind of proto-surfboard as it was used to ride waves in a manner that is similar to today’s sport of surfing.
During the short, beautiful summer months in the Hamptons, Alexa Largoza – Ania could always be found at a nearby bay, paddle boarding with one of her friends. They prefer the bay due to is calmness, which enables them to enjoy and perfect their paddle boarding skills. It is only recent that Alexa discovered her love of paddle boarding.