The roots of stand-up paddling or in short: SUP are probably in Indonesia, where fishermen went to fish while standing on their boats. To this day there are still regions - not only in Asia - where fishermen move about with a paddle while standing.
Today, water sports can hardly be imagined without the large paddle boards: whether for competitions, as a workout, as a leisure sport, as a means of transport or as a water toy, the SUPs have long been a permanent fixture on the world's beaches. In Europe, SUP has only been a trend for a few years and is spreading not only on the coasts, but also on lakes and inland waters.
But why SUP at a kitesurf school? What one person is happy is another person's suffering - you don't need wind to paddle (on the contrary - when there is wind it gets really exhausting on the SUP!) And no waves, making the sport a perfect complement to kitesurfing, windsurfing, surfing and sailing is. And since we fortunately cannot influence the weather, we have a good alternative with our small SUP fleet on days when the wind does not appear.