The fastest growing water sport in the world, stand-up paddle boarding is done by standing on a paddle board
, which is much thicker than an average surfboard, and paddling your way out into the sea.
Tony Bain during his non-stop paddle board
trip round Anglesey PIC: ARWYN ROBERTS
The deck of the paddle board
has an anti-slip deck pad for sure footing.
His training program includes a monthly journey from Sidon to Beirut via paddle board
, a journey that typically takes three and a half hours to complete.
Moments after the body was brought to the boat ramp, the Springfield rescue boat went back upriver and returned with the surviving paddle boarder and two paddle boards
Boardworks' product line includes paddle boards
, surf boards, paddles, and accessories under the boardworks brand name as well as Infinity, Badfish, Morrelli and Melvin, Hynson, Strive, and Hansen.
A round of warm up exercises later, the women, who call themselves SUP Sisters, are ready to move to their paddle boards
, their legs on a leash.
The surf instructors, who had started teaching her to paddle board
about 18 months ago and had even got her up on a surf board, were like an extended family, she said.
Rob wants to teach Kristen how to paddle board
but Kristen thinks the water is too cold and would rather cook.
There's a woman in what looked like a black party dress standing calmly on her paddle board
and taking a photo.
That was becoming abundantly clear as I knelt on a paddle board
in an eddy of the Wenatchee River, clutching the side of a large, moss-covered rock for balance.
Meanwhile, stand-up paddle board
surfing--a form of paddle-aided surfing for flatwater conditions first pioneered between surf breaks in Hawaii that's now a fitness craze--is also going green, as board designers like Surftech, Everpaddle and Greenlight working with bamboo and other sustainable materials flood the growing market with new products.