Stand-up paddling is a rapidly growing sport that has spread from the oceans of Hawaii to captivate water sports enthusiasts around the world. It began as stand-up paddle surfing on the waves of Waikiki beach in the 1960’s. Today, river enthusiasts of all ages have discovered the challenge and pleasure of using stand-up paddle boards on lakes and rivers for relaxing outings and to tackle Class II whitewater and surf standing waves. Stand-up paddling works the core of the body and is easy to learn in flat water. Stand-up paddle boards include all-purpose designs and those developed specifically for whitewater, racing, and long-distance stand-up paddling. Whether you’re stand-up paddle surfing big waves or exploring flat water, brands like C4 Waterman make stand-up paddle boards for all types of users.