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Stand Up Paddling

Flatwater to Surf and Rivers


Hawaiians were stand up paddle surfing (known as SUP) in the '50s and '60s, but the sport was first seen on the U.S. mainland in the early 2000s, when surfers Laird Hamilton and Rick Thomas brought it to California. Now you see SUP popping up everywhere - it's ranked as the fastest growing sport in the U.S. by the Outdoor Industry Association and it has spread across the Atlantic to the UK. The inaugural UK SUP championships were held in 2008 and this is now an increasing popular branch of water sports in the UK.

Longtime stand up paddler and instructor Rob Casey has authored the first and only comprehensive guide to the sport. From choosing the right gear to stroke techniques (j-stroke, Tahitian, sculling brace) and fitness advice, Rob will have you stand up paddling in no time. Specific chapters focus on flat-water paddling, paddle surfing, and river paddling to show you exactly what you need to take your SUP skills and knowledge to a specific environment. Whether you want to learn about fitness or exped

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Cordee Code: CTK613
Author: Rob Casey
No of Pages: 224
Page Size: 177 x 210 mm
ISBN 10: 1594852537
ISBN 13: 9781594852534
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
Published Date: May 2011
Binding: Paperback
Illustrations: b/w photos and illustrations
Weight: 360g

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