Outdoors and Adventure

World's Best Stand-Up Paddleboarding Spots

The water sport that’s making waves around the globe? Stand-up paddleboarding. From its start in Hawaii to its popularity along the mangroves of Key West, see the best spots to “walk on water.”

+ Enlarge Photo
Shrink Photo
Hawaii
Start Over

Gallery Link:

View All

Photography by Getty Images

Hawaii

Stand-up paddleboarding, also known as SUP, began in the 1960s in Hawaii with the “Beach Boys of Waikiki” paddling out on their long boards to take photos of tourists learning to surf. Surf pioneer Laird Hamilton popularized stand-up paddleboarding in the late 1990s; since then it has become the fastest growing watersport in the US.

Loading...

Please forgive us, this gallery is really popular.

We sent a note to our support staff about the glitch you just experienced. Please click the button below to reload your content.

You May Also Like

Kauai Paddleboarding

Kauai, Hawaii

Paddleboarding in Hawaii

Yari and Coco go paddle boarding; stand up paddling on a modified surfboard.

Must-See Surfrider Beach

Marianela learns how to stand-up paddleboard at this hot surfing destination.

We Recommend

Most Popular

The Amazon's Wildlife

Take a trek through the Amazon jungle to see some of the most exotic ...

Trip Flip: 100 Vacations in One Pictures

From The Wizarding World of Harry Potter to deep-sea snorkeling in ...

Travel's Best Adventures 2014

From a fun bicycle trip along the Pacific Coast to an amazing hike up ...

Surviving Alaska Pictures

Bert takes Caren and Dan, an adventurous couple from Richmond, VA, on ...

South Dakota's Must-See Attractions

From Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse Memorial to historic Deadwood and ...

More Travel Inspirations

DIY Blog Cabin
DIY Blog Cabin Sweeps

Enter for a chance to win a grand prize worth almost $900,000!

Food Network Grilling On the Road
The Best Summer Eats On The Road

Find FN chefs' favorite ice cream, BBQ, and burgers across the country.

Cooking Channel Adventures in Cooking
Learn a New Cooking Skill

Get creative in the kitchen and see cooler ways to cook from Cooking Channel.