Old school surfers in Waikiki used outrigger canoe paddles while standing on their boards to surf the waves. This eventually led to the “hands-free” surfing style we know today. But now there is renewed interest in this South Seas sport, and stand-up paddle boarding is one of the fastest growing water activities in the world today.
Safe, fun and easy, stand-up paddle boarding has taken Hilton Head Island by storm, particularly because it is great in flat water and low surf, and it is a great activity for the whole family. Stand, sit, surf or splash. Swim or sunbathe. Your choice while you wind your way through our calm marshes and take in up close views of our marinas, waterfront homes, shore birds and other wildlife.
Because glide and stability count most in this sport, it is a phenomenal core workout for those who favor a Pilates-style fitness regimen. World-class surfers, fitness gurus and watermen alike have embraced this latest exercise trend.
Stand-up paddles boards are available locally for rent or purchase. You can also sign up for daily clinics or group excursions.
For more information, contact:
Outside Hilton Head (800-686-6996)
Sea Monkeys (843-843-4754)
Sky Pirate Watersports (843-686-5323)