Stand Up Paddle Boarding, also known as SUP, is a low impact sport that involves standing on a large board and propelling yourself forward through water with a paddle. The sport originated in Hawaii. In the 60's, the Waikiki beach boys modernized the sport by heading out to the lineup while standing on thick longboards and paddling with canoe paddles to take photos of tourists. The sport experienced a resurgence in the early 2000's when big wave surfers Laird Hamilton, Dave Kalama, Brian Keaulana, Bruce DeSoto and Mel Puu used SUP to cross-train in the off season when the waves were flat on Oahu and Maui. Since then, the sport has shown tremendous growth and popularity on most oceans, lakes and rivers.