SUP equipment

SUP (Stand Up and Paddle)

Stand up paddle surfing (SUP), stand up paddle boarding, is an emerging global sport with a Hawaiian heritage. The sport is an ancient form of surfing, and reemerged as a way for surfing instructors to manage their large groups of students, as standing on the board gave them a higher viewpoint. This increased visibility of what was going on around them such as incoming swell.

Jericoacoara & Icaraizinho bays are quite similar and on the right hand side you can find a perfect spot for paddle boarding with some nice easy waves.

How to surf on a SUP:

The proper form for paddle surfing requires a paddle of the correct length and size. A common rule of thumb is a “shaka” length, or 5 to 7 inches, above the rider's height. While standing on board, the rider holds the paddle with one hand on the handle and the other hand approximately 1/3 of the way down the shaft. The hand placement alternates depending on what side the rider is paddling on. When paddling on the right side the handle is held with the left hand and the shaft with the right, vice versa on the left side. When paddling, the blade is placed in the water 1 to 2 feet in front of the rider. The paddle is then pulled through the water with a motion similar to the rider punching with the top hand. The motion is continued until the blade is pulled through the water to a point approximately 6 inches to a foot behind the rider's body.

Materials and design of SUP:

A stand up paddle is a type of paddle used in stand up paddle surfing. The stand up paddle is used to propel an individual across the surface of the water while standing on a surfboard. The paddle consists of a blade, shaft and handle.

History of SUP:

The popularity of the modern sport of SUP'ing has its origin in the Hawaiian Islands. In the early 1960s, the beach boys of Waikiki would stand on their long boards, and paddle out with outrigger paddles to take pictures of the tourists learning to surf. This is where the term "beach boy surfing", another name for Stand Up Paddle Surfing, originates.

Once the sport was born in the Hawaiian Islands it didn’t take long that it started booming in Brazil as well as most of the spots on the Brazilian cost offer perfect conditions for SUP'ing.

SUP'ing is popular at warm coastal climates and resorts, and is gaining in popularity as celebrities are sampling the sport, and cross-over athletes are training with SUP. SUPs have been spotted around the globe, anywhere there is easy access to safe waters, as well as in the surfing lineups of the world. Another reason for the rise in popularity of stand up paddleboarding is that, unlike surfing, paddleboarding is very easy to learn. Within one hour you can become very comfortable in the water and on your board. Because of the great water conditions in front of ClubVentos, our excelent teachig system and our latest pro equipment  we can offer the perfect SUP'ing-conditions for begginers and advanced learner.

Surfers have converted because of the versatility of the new sport. Stand up paddle boarding offers surfers the ability to catch more waves in a set, as well as offering a better view of incoming sets.

Stand up paddle surfing is now the fastest growing water surf activity because it allows a wider range of athletic types to get involved and SUP surfers need not schedule around high and low tides.

River SUP'ing is gaining popularity in the boating community due to the skill and agility required to navigate rapids and obstacles. Therefore you shouldn’t miss our special mangrove tour. We will paddle through mangroves and along the sand dunes. It’s a great package where you’ll experience an eco tour through the beautiful mangroves and a little work out on your SUP board. We highly recommend this great experience to our guests.     

Don’t miss your chance to experience one of the most growing water sport activities in the most excellent SUP environment of Brazil!

 

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