Stand-Up Paddleboarding

If you spend some time on the Lake Superior shoreline this summer, you may notice something you haven’t seen before.

A new water recreation craze is paddling through U.P. waters.

The next time you hear some one say ‘sup’, it might not be a young person’s shorthand for ‘what’s up?’.

When it comes to water recreation, ‘sup’ is short for stand-up paddleboarding.

The activity has been around for a while, but this summer it’s really made an impression in the area.

Todd King of Down Wind Sports in Marquette says stand-up paddleboarding offers riders a unique look at the water and lets them enjoy the outdoors while getting a fun workout.

There are different styles of boards to fit the different preferences and styles of riders.

Boards are generally between 10 and 15 feet in length and can be found at local outdoor equipment retailers.