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Paddlers

Posted by Lawrence on Tuesday, 7 May 2019, at 8:36 p.m.
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In response to 143292: paddleboarding for fitness and beyond, posted by Harry A2 on Tuesday, 7 May 2019, at 1:09 p.m.

Aloha Harry,
I think the reference you got to "paddling" is for outrigger paddling, not SUP.
I have paddled outrigger with the Keauhou Canoe Club for about 12 years. I've been a racing paddler from the beginning. I've also paddled with many, many other clubs from all over the islands and from the mainland too. All the people I've met refer to outrigger paddling as "paddling". Many of us also SUP and I've always heard that referred to as "Stand Up Paddling" or SUP. I don't know who you talked to who rents boards, but my guess is that when he referred to "paddling", he meant outrigger paddling. It is the official state sport and it's a big part of the cultural heritage for Hawaiians because it's been a key component of island life for hundreds (or thousands) of years. And yes, long-term racing paddlers are very fit. The first Regatta of the racing season will be at the Kona Pier all day Saturday, May 18. Come on down and check it out. It's a day of great fun for all the paddlers, family and especially the keiki.
a hui hou,
Lawrence


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    Harry A2 -- Thursday, 9 May 2019, at 12:30 p.m.

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