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The Art of Stand Up Paddling

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The Art of Stand Up Paddling

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Stand up paddling (SUP) is experiencing fast growth in the United States and around the world. It can be enjoyed on inland lakes and rivers, as well as on the ocean and in the surf—but most important, it’s fun and a great way to stay fit.

The Art of Stand Up Paddling includes everything both new and not-so-new paddlers need to know—from buying a board and getting started on your local lake to paddling rivers and surfing ocean waves. Also included is a fascinating and controversial history of stand up paddling, which, although new to many, dates back hundreds of years to Peruvian fishermen, Venetian gondoliers, and Hawaiian beach boys. Chapters on surf-break etiquette, fitness, and the exhilarating potential for adventures on a stand up paddleboard make this a complete resource for beginners and experienced paddlers alike.

About the Author

Ben Marcus is a longtime surfer who has written thirteen books. He writes for surf magazines worldwide, and his nonsurfing work has appeared in LA Weekly, Muscle and Fitness, the Los Angeles Times, Malibu Magazine, and Malibu Times.