Stand up paddling or SUP is a "new" take on an old style. It has been around for decades but has seen a revival with many prominent surfers and waterman taking new SUP equipment to new levels and surfing waves previously only surfed by traditional surfers. SUP is also being used for distance paddling in open ocean as well as paddling on lakes, rivers and in other similar areas. The "new" sport has grown enormously in a short time with everyone from surfers to celebrities jumping on the SUP fad. It is a great workout and fun take on surfing that can be enjoyed by surfers and non-surfers alike on almost any body of water.