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A Brief History of Stand Up Paddle Boarding

For the more skilled and experienced surfers out there, it can be easy to dismiss standup paddle boarding and perhaps even refer to it as “surfing for the lazy.” But as far as the history of stand-up paddleboards goes, the first ones could have possibly appeared thousands of years ago. Stand up paddling is probably as old as mankind. So old it is that the Christian Bible acknowledges it through the Old Testament where Moses is spotted floating in the Nile by Pharaoh’s daughter, Queen Bithia, in 1275 BC. It might have not been a SUP board, but it does speak about man’s ingenuity. Nevertheless, the most fascinating of it all is about 3,000 years ago when Peruvian fishermen reportedly...

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