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Stand-Up Paddle Boards Are Making a Comeback in Maui
I think it's safe to say that Stand-Up Paddle Boarding is the closest we're ever going to come to walking on water. These specialized boards are derived from the sport of paddle boarding, which has been around since the early 20th century and, like the surfboard, was created in Hawaii. Stand-Up Paddle Boarding began making a comeback in the 1940's and 1950's, primarily in Waikiki when surf instructors started using paddles to help them take pictures of the students they were teaching. Today, Stand-Up Paddle Boards are back on the water in a big way.
Another key difference when it comes to Stand-Up Paddle
Boards is the ramifications you have to keep in mind when using one. When it comes to surfboards, there are basic guidelines depending on if you are a beginner or a more experienced surfer. Do you want a
Shortboard or a Longboard? When using a Stand-Up Paddle Board, you need to consider and judge the width, height or length, and thickness of the board.
Next, is the height or length of the board. Similarly to the width, the length also determines stability, but length is most important in maneuverability. So if you're looking for stability, the shorter board would be better, but if you want to be able to glide, and paddle, then the longer board would be better suited to you.
Stand-Up Paddle Boards are a great way to stay in shape or train during off season, and they're a great adventure to share with your whole family, and they're a great new sport for you to learn. The excitement of riding Stand-Up Paddle Boards is growing, so jump on one and be a part of the craze!
Written by Jane Worthington
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