This new water sport, more commonly known as SUP, consists in standing on a large surfboard while using a long paddle to move around. It's inspired by a traditional means of transport used by Polynesian natives.
SUP provides great freedom of movement, since nothing is holding you onto the board. If you fall in the water, you simply climb back up! Moreover, the standing position widens your field of vision. You have a better view of animals and plants on the shores, as well as aquatic life, if the water is clear enough. Getting around in calm waters is relatively easy and the basic techniques are easy to learn.
It's a unique sports adventure!