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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Newest Surfing Craze

This chap isn't just going surfing he is a going 'stand up paddle surfing'. The sport originated in Hawaii where it is known as Hoe he'e nalu. You cannot go to the beach over the last year without seeing at least a couple of people past the breakers paddling backwards and forwards. I often think they look like Venetian Gondoliers but of course without the Gondola. The boards are much wider, often made of timber and of course you need a paddle.
The 'paddlers' still catch waves but it strikes me as a more specific exercise routine than regular surfing.

A stand-up paddle surfer doing his thing,. Yamba is in the distance.

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  1. It looks and sounds like fun! I wonder how difficult it is? Of course, we have no ocean here and everyone is getting ready for the long, cold, snowy winter which will arrive any week....

  2. Would do wonders for one's tummy muscles!! I like the decoration on the board, too.


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