Stand up Paddling: Flatwater to Surf and Riversby Rob Casey
Hawaiians were stand up paddle surfing (known as SUP) in the '50s and '60s, but the sport was first seen on the U.S. mainland in the early 2000s, when surfers Laird Hamilton and Rick Thomas brought it to California. Now you see SUP popping up everywhereit's ranked as the fastest growing sport in the U.S. by the Outdoor Industry… See more details below
Hawaiians were stand up paddle surfing (known as SUP) in the '50s and '60s, but the sport was first seen on the U.S. mainland in the early 2000s, when surfers Laird Hamilton and Rick Thomas brought it to California. Now you see SUP popping up everywhereit's ranked as the fastest growing sport in the U.S. by the Outdoor Industry Association.
Longtime stand up paddler and instructor Rob Casey has authored the first and only comprehensive guide to the sport. From choosing the right gear to stroke techniques (j-stroke, Tahitian, sculling brace) and fitness advice, Rob will have you stand up paddling in no time. Specific chapters focus on flat-water paddling, paddle surfing, and river paddling to show you exactly what you need to take your SUP skills and knowledge to a specific environment. Whether you want to learn about fitness or expedition planning in flat water, how to forecast waves and current for surfing, or how to use river eddies to your advantageit's all here in this easy-to-reference guidebook from a SUP expert.
Pacific Northwest photographer Rob Casey's photographs have been published in a variety of media, including National Geographic Adventure, Men's Journal, and Seattle Magazine, among others. Rob is also the founder of the Northwest's only surf kayak festival, the Hobuck Hoedown, and he owns Salmon Bay Paddle, a stand up paddling and sea kayaking instruction and guide business. He lives in Seattle with his partner Christy and their dog.
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This was an awesome book with very virtually everything I needed to get started in SUP. I've been really excited to start to SUP and this book covers it all - from gear to getting started (basic to more advanced strokes). Basically a must in my book.