Inspiring, real SUP stories and experiences

It has been fascinating to read real SUP stories by first time paddlers and those so passionate about a specific discipline. Many are pleasantly surprised at the ease of learning, the full body fitness benefits and the realization of a truly ultimate nature based activity.  

Passion for anything naturally generates stories, and stand up paddle boarding enthusiasts have plenty. Reading about the challenges and triumphs experienced by SUPers is sure to be inspiring, and sometimes surprising! Imagine surfing the Pipeline in Oahu—blind. Read about a surf couple in their sixties who reconciled limits of age and found their way back to the water through paddle boarding. Recovering from injury or finding purpose, SUP stories may be unexpected, informative, and insightful. 

If you have an interesting stand up paddle boarding story you’d like to share, use the form at the bottom of the page. Please include your approval to post the story on this site.


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Personal SUP stories

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DESCRIPTION: Nancy discovered paddle boarding while driving home after a day at the beach in Westport, CT. She now owns several race boards and a blog.

www.supingseniors.com


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DESCRIPTION: a great story of one's personal rehabilitation through stand up paddle boarding. Anyone at any age can reap the benefits.

Part 1 The cure for what ails you

Part 2 The cure for what ails you


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EXPERIENCE WITH SHOULDER SURGERY FOR THE PRONE PADDLER, SUP RACER, SWIMMER, AND SURFER

 LINK: http://www.ridingbumps.com/2014/04/27/our-experience-with-shoulder-surgery-for-the-prone-paddler-sup-racer-swimmer-and-surfer/


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DESCRIPTION: paddle boarding provides a new way to personal enlightenment for this yoga enthusiast.
LINKhttp://yoga.about.com/od/yogaenthusiast/a/SUP-Yoga.htm


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DESCRIPTION: From Australia, a personal story about one SUPer’s great love for downwinders
LINK: http://www.seabreeze.com.au/Articles/Stand%20Up%20Paddle/A-day-in-the-life-of-a-SUP-Downwinder_4534200.aspx


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DESCRIPTION: View-from-wave-level SUP surf at Courtney Bay on Canada’s east coast.
LINK: http://hemmingshouse.com/canada-day-sup-surf-at-courtney-bay/



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DESCRIPTION: There were the ’60s…and then there’s being 60! How a couple of seniors find their way back to their surfing days through SUP. 
LINK: http://www.standuppaddlingfitness.com/2012/09/eddies-sup-fitness-journey-part-one-goal-olukai-hoolaulea-sup-race-maui-2013/#.UeymsLG9KSO


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DESCRIPTION: Interesting stories about SUPers of ALL ages on this great blog site.
LINK: http://elder-sup.com/wise-elders/


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DESCRIPTION: One person’s journey while preparing for a race over 7 months.
LINK: http://www.supboardermag.com/2013/03/26/sup/



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DESCRIPTION: How SUP helped a women overcome obesity.
LINK: http://www.supradioshow.com/2011/06/changed-life/


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DESCRIPTION: The Derek Rabelo story – video below: how a young blind man realized his dream to surf the Pipeline in Oahu. Not stand-up paddling but just had to put this amazing story in.


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DESCRIPTION: SUPers reign at Lake Champlain, Vermont, U.S.A
LINKhttp://www.7dvt.com/2012vermont-paddleboarding





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