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SUP at ICW in Wrightsville Beach

You’re (most likely) Not Paddling Your Standup Paddle Board Correctly

An easy stand-up paddle boarding guide for beginners. It’s undeniable: there’s nothing like gliding across the glassy goodness of the Intercostal Waterway (Wrightsville Beach), Figure Eight Island or freshwater habitats of Wilmington. At Cape Fear Paddle Boarding, we offer SUP fitness classes, tours, rentals and stand-up paddle boarding instruction; we’ve seen our share of paddle boarders’ beginning blunders. To spread …

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Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP): Getting started, gear

The fast-growing sport of stand up paddleboarding (SUP) is a fun, easy way to go play on the water. With a minimum of equipment, you can paddle anything from ocean surf to lakes and rivers—no waves required. Gear Stand up paddleboard: This is by far your most significant gear investment. Sizes are based on the paddler’s weight and experience. More …

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Great day to SUP

Stand up paddle surfing (SUP), stand up paddle boarding, or in the Hawaiian language Hoe he’e nalu, is an emerging global sport with a Hawaiian heritage. The sport is an ancient form of surfing, and has reemerged as a way for surfers to paddle longer distances. Stand up paddling began in the 1960s when surfing instructors used the technique to …

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