On May 2 and 3, 2020, a series of specific tests will be held both for the Mediterranean SUP Circuit and for the Spanish Cup of SUP Race of the Spanish Surf Federation.
It will take place in a unique environment, Cabo de Palos, a privileged space within a natural environment of great ecological value.
The atmosphere of Cabo de Palos makes anyone who visits it fall in love, as it is a simple place with a very special energy. The lighthouse is one of the most important points of this place, it is located on a rocky heritage, with a height of 81 meters. In 2002 it was declared an Asset of Cultural Interest.
The Origin of SUP:
Laird Hamilton and Dave Kalama were the creators of SUP as a sport and they took it all over the world.
It all started at a photo shoot for Oxbow in 1996. Dave had some canoe paddles in the car and since there were hardly any waves they started paddling while standing on the surfboard.
Over the years they found themselves participating in events like the Molokai Oahu Paddleboard Race and the Makaha Board Big Surf Classic.
In 2004 the Stand Up Paddle had an explosion in the US and Europe, due to its wide possibilities of use.
What do you need to practice Paddle Surf?
- A Paddle Surf board: There are several shapes and sizes in SUP boards. These boards are much thicker than any surfboard, reaching up to 30 centimeters thick, and with dimensions that range between 2.5 and 3.5 meters in length and about 70/80 centimeters in width. They allow greater stability when starting out in this sport.
- Rowing: It is the second most important element of paddle surfing. It is important that it adapts to our size and is light, since we will manage with it.
- Leash: Strap that ties the board to the foot, it is essential since the current or the wind can drag the board very far.
- Grid: A kind of sticker made of a material that provides grip for the feet, thus avoiding slipping.