Surf’s SUP!

May, 25, 2011

Last week, I took a break from film meetings and book events to learn stand-up paddle surfing, or SUP. If you haven’t heard of SUP, it’s a hot new sport that combines aerobic and strength training, and has taken off around the world. You can do this type of surfing anyplace with water—no wave is needed. I’ve even seen people SUP in a lagoon and on yoga boards…so you can find your center of balance while soaking up the sun!

Surf’s SUP

Dave taught me SUP. He is excellent! I didn’t know it when I met him on the beach while watching Hawaii’s Battle of the Paddle, but he works for Naish International, one of the world’s premiere developers of boarding technology. Dave has even appeared in surfing magazines and videos.

Surf’s SUP

Entering the big ocean… I wore my Indian Princess bathing suit with fake buckskin fringe because I had visions of padding off to an exotic island!

Surf’s SUP

On my first try, I lasted 30 seconds max before falling. But it sure was a FUN 30 seconds!

Surf’s SUP

I’m standing AND paddling!!! Now where is that exotic island???

Surf’s SUP

So I’m planning on competing next year in Battle of the Paddle…just kidding!

You may be wondering how this ties into The Single Girl’s Guide to Meeting European Men. Well, if you’re planning a trip to Europe, you can learn this trendy sport there. I just heard of an Ibiza resort that offers a seven-night SUP package including breakfast. 

  1. Betty says:

    KCC what I love about you is that you have fun with everything and you’re down to earth! You don’t mind posting a picture of yourself dripping wet from head to toe having just fallen off your board!:) Your smile is contagious! SUP looks like a blast!

  2. Devin says:

    hot damn kat you look great!

  3. Taylor says:

    What amazing pictures! I just got your book and can’t wait to start reading it on my flight to France tomorrow. I know it will have a lot of great pointers on how to meet some cute French men 😉 I’ve heard it’s the best European travel guide for women that money can buy! I’ll let you know how it goes!

  4. Louise says:

    I always wanted to try this! I saw people doing it all the time when I went to Maui last summer but did surfing instead — everyone should definitely try both when somewhere tropical!

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