Want to walk on water? Try the hottest new water sport: stand-up paddle surfing or SUP.
The concept isn’t new. Stand-up paddling originated in Waikiki about 60 years ago, when beach boy surfing, as it was known then, was commonly used to get past the occasional flat-surf day.
With the help of a lightweight paddle and an extra-wide, aerodynamic surfboard—and maybe just a little bit of balance— this activity is easier than surfing, and a lot of fun.
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SUP also is popular on Kailua Bay, where KAILUA BEACH ADVENTURES houses the largest SUP collection on the island. The store rents equipment, offers lessons and conducts guided tours.