Perhaps the youngest adventure sport there is, SUP was only officially documented as an outdoor sport in a 2013 report which identified first-timers to be mostly from the United States. Historically, however, much like traditional surfing itself, SUP as a sport can be traced back to a Hawaiian baseball team called Waikiki Beach Boys of Oahu in the 1960s. From Hawaii, the sport soon reached California in the 2000s and formed four main centres in San Diego, Malibu, Santa Crus and San Clemente.
SUP also finds a place in African history when warriors used the method of standing on canoes to paddle themselves forward to conduct stealth attacks. Apart from this, SUP can also be traced back to some 3,000 years ago where some connections can be found in cultures far and wide, including Peru, China, Israel, Italy etc.