Welcome to Day Twenty Three of The November 30/30 Challenge.
Today's activity highlight is Stand Up Paddle Surfing!
Now, that got your attention, didn't it!
Although relatively new here in Australia, Stand Up Paddle Surfing or Boarding (SUP) has been popular in Hawaii since the 1960's.
Here, it is becoming more and more popular due to it's cross training benefits, as well as being a fantastic workout for your core.
The Stand Up Paddle Boarding website says:
"Stand up paddle surfing is a traditional Hawaiian sport which promotes balance, strength and general fitness. It is excellent for surfers and non-surfers alike, as it provides an isometric workout that strengthens your core muscle groups, while giving you a fun and exciting way to view the natural surroundings".
Nate Burgoyne, the editor of Stand Up Paddle Surfing Magazine (yep, they even have their own magazine) says:
“SUPS is a superior core workout on both flat water and amongst the waves. It is an ideal sport for cross-training as it brings together legs, back, feet, arms, neck and stomach muscles in a graceful display of core strength and balance".
Sounds pretty cool! If it wasn't for the fact that it's done on water, I'd be all for it! ;)
Some other benefits include:
Improves balance and co-ordination.
Builds water confidence
(okay, so maybe not such a bad thing for me!)
If you'd like to find out more out SUP'ing, pop on over and visit Ironmum Karla, as she's a bit of an expert!
Make sure to say I sent you!
Linking up with Grace for FYBF