The Origins of Stand Up Paddleboarding Part 2
John is the world’s oldest singer and Waikiki’s oldest regular surfer. He still enjoys stand up surfing every week, and ranks as an icon among modern-day watermen and surfers. It might Yale younger sergers to take his board to the. Water, but he paddles out in the same way he always has, and still, loves the waves. Stand up paddling also has roots thing back prior to these Hawaiian playful and inventive surfers. Lifeguards have used a stand up board in Tel Aviv since the beginning of the 20th century. The board, that they call a Hassakeh, is close to five feet wide.
The lifeguard, using the Hassakeh and a double-bladed paddle, can quickly reach a person in trouble and haul them on board, with the standing position giving them full view the whole time. The boards may have not have been intended to be used for surfing, but the lifeguards sometimes took to the waves while working on their rescue techniques. Going back even furth=er, in 1886, a photographer by the name of Peter Henry Emerson photographed a man stand up paddling through the East Anglian marshes in the UK. It might be the foots photograph on record of anyone stand up paddling.
Throughout the 1960s post-gidget boom, which resurfaced in the 1980s, paddle surfing wasn’t popular at all. However, a group of s individuals, including Dave Kalama and Brian Keaulana,, starting stand up paddleboarding as a way of training when the surf was down. They later entered events like the Moloka’i to O’ahu Paddleboard Race. As it became more popular at Makaha beach, in 2003, Beach Boy Surfing” was added to the world-famous ‘’Buffalo Big Board Contest’’. There was a huge response, with more than 49 individuals competing on the Stand-up event, including of ex world champion surfers and Hawaii’s top watermen included. However, two surfers from Brazil, Joao Roberto Hafers and may well have been stand up surfers prior to the Hawiians appearances in surfing mags. There’s no doubt that the two men were pioneers of the sport. They were suits unfortunate enough to not be in the right place at the right time for their exploits to be published where those were ready for stand up publishing would see them.
Another key surfer who turned his attention to wave ski surfing, Californian Fletcher Burton also deserves credit for being a pioneer of modern stand up surfing. Paddling into waves in the 1990s, with a kayak paddle on the wave ski, he would jump on once he was on the wave and surf the wave in the same way as advanced SUPers do today. The negative reputation attached to seater furriers, however, means that surfers weren’t likely to noice his riding ability and style to ride various kinds of waves once up and going. If surfers had taken him seriously, stand up surfing might be at a more advanced stage than it is now.