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Standing upright on a board and navigating the surf with a lightweight paddle is wildly popular on the islands. It’s called STAND-UP PADDLE SURFING, or SUP, and it has been revived on the islands in the past few years, quickly spreading to the mainland and beyond.
Originating in Waikiki about 60 years ago, “BEACH BOY SURFING,” as it was known then, was commonly used to get around on the occasional flat day in Waikiki and for taking pictures of visitors learning to surf.
Today, some of Hawai‘i’s surfing greats (Laird Hamilton, for one) have latched onto the sport, taking the idea to a new, more rigorous level.