The Maldives have become synonymous with island adventures, and out of the exhaustive list of water-based activities available in the Maldives, one that truly stands out is Stand-Up Paddle-Boarding.
The Origin of the Concept
The techniques utilised in the concept of paddle-boarding were inspired by African tribesmen, who commonly stood on their canoes while paddling in order to perform stealth-based attacks on their enemies. This paddle technique was eventually utilised by surfers in Hawaii.
Paddle-Boarding Arrives in the Maldives
When surfers arrived on the Maldives islands, they opened the floodgates to a wide array of water sports. Since stand-up paddle-boarding was born out of surfing, it was only a matter of time until the concept took off in the Maldives.
A wide range of concepts have been merged with SUP to create a range of new and exciting experiences. These include paddle-board yoga, paddle-board fishing, and paddle-board racing.
How to Gain your own SUP Adventure
Although SUP is quite new throughout the world, it is one of the most popular water sports in the Maldives, and many of the Maldives diving resorts along the likes of Adaaran Club Rannalhi will almost certainly have SUP excursions available, or at the very least be able to point you in the right direction.
Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+