ALTHOUGH SUP SURFING has been around since the 60s, only recently has it become a popular sport. Stand-up builds on balance skills and technique to allow surfers to catch waves early while using a paddle to manipulate turns.
Then there are bold characters like Garett McNamara, the award-winning surfer who was the the first person to surf the giant waves created by calving glaciers in Alaska. He’s now taking stand-up paddle to new extremes by attempting hurricane swells. Beginners, we suggest starting elsewhere.
Learn more about the sport in Stand-Up Paddling: A brief History of C4 Waterman.