Arise paddling (SUP) is changing into the game of selection for a quickly rising variety of kids and teenagers. Not solely does SUP assist younger folks develop energy, stability, coordination, and water abilities, it is also an more and more profitable aggressive sport. 15-year-old Slater Trout took home $2500 in prize cash for putting third within the elite race at this yr’s Battle of the Paddle in Dana Level, California. Trade insiders predict that SUP will quickly change into an Olympic sport paddle board B08TH9Y6WN.
Essentially the most interesting facet of SUP for kids nevertheless, is the enjoyable issue. “My favourite factor is when the water is like glass and you’ll see issues beneath you,” says 10-year old Grace Towle who paddles often in California’s San Francisco Bay. Towle additionally appreciates the cross coaching worth of SUP. “It helps me develop arm and stomach energy,” she says. “I can use these in swimming, mountaineering, and horseback using.”
7-year old Amanda Kardol who paddles often within the Columbia Gorge enjoys having the ability to spend time on the water with out coming in touch with river reeds, which she is not a fan of. “I really feel protected on my board. I can float on their own up there with out touching the inexperienced stuff,” she says. Amanda’s 5-year old sister Olivia hasn’t began rise up paddling herself however says she loves using alongside on the nostril of her mother’s board.
Stand Up Paddle Flatwater carries a number of nice kids’ SUP boards. Any little SUPer can be thrilled to search out one below the tree this yr!
In addition to Stand Up Paddle Journal Junior of the 12 months Slater Trout, different up and coming SUPer stars embody:
17-year old Zane Schweitzer of Maui, a windsurfer who has completed impressively in a number of worldwide SUP surf and race occasions.
15-year old Connor Baxter, additionally of Maui, winner of the 2010 Duke Kahanamoku OceanFest.
17-year old Kai Lenny, winner of the 2010 Stand Up World Tour.
12-year old Riggs Napoleon, the youngest particular person to cross the Molokai channel on a rise up paddle board (or any non-motorized watercraft).
17-year old Kialoa staff rider Bobbie Cooper of Britain.