Past lives of paddle board (SUP)

2020-09-22


Open Baidu search paddle board or SUP and other words, about its history, almost everywhere quoted the same story, that is, "in the early 1960 s, a team of surfers named Beach Boys of Waikkiki(Waikiki Beach Boys) in Hawaii stood on a lengthened surfboard to take pictures of tourists learning to surf, so, 'Beach Boy Surfing' is also another name for SUP". This view is not groundless, open Google search, English sites to support this view of the place is also a lot. But Wikipedia, known for its rigor and scholarship, does not simply support this view, extending the words of historian and writer Steve West that "the simple combination of two skills (paddling and surfing) is simply part of the culture for a nation growing up in this two-skill environment".

Open Baidu search paddle board or SUP and other words, about its history, almost everywhere quoted the same story, that is, "in the early 1960 s, a team of surfers named Beach Boys of Waikkiki(Waikiki Beach Boys) in Hawaii stood on a lengthened surfboard to take pictures of tourists learning to surf, so, 'Beach Boy Surfing' is also another name for SUP". This view is not groundless, open Google search, English sites to support this view of the place is also a lot. But Wikipedia, known for its rigor and scholarship, does not simply support this view, extending the words of historian and writer Steve West that "the simple combination of two skills (paddling and surfing) is simply part of the culture for a nation growing up in this two-skill environment".

In a serious discussion of the history of paddle boards, the entry seriously claims that in Africa and many other civilizations based on rivers and seashores, standing on canoes or rafts has been paddling for thousands of years.

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From the perspective of a sport in the contemporary concept, the real birth of the paddle board was in 2005. This view is based on which incident is not clear, once it is clear, another report will be posted.

With a bit of a twist, Wikipedia and many other websites have collected some very "hard" images to challenge the claim that paddle boards originated from "Beach Boys" in the 1960 s. Here are some to share with you.

Traceability

1. originated in England, 1886

The cover image is chosen as evidence of this. Photo taken by Peter Henry Emerson in 1886 in the East Anglo Marshes of England.

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2. British Newquay Bay,1953.

The figure in the photo is named Charlie Force, a carpenter who made a hollow wooden surfboard so that it had enough buoyancy to carry people, and then used a kayak paddle to help paddle the surf.

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3. MOANA,1939

The background of the figure in the photo is unknown, but it is ironclad as early SUP.

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4. ancient Peruvian reed-beam ship (Caballito de Totora)

It should be said that 2000 years ago, ancient Peruvian fishermen used such boats to go fishing and came back home standing surfing. There are historical records.

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5. Australia, 1939

This is the closest to the origin of the modern paddle board, officially cited by Wikipedia as evidence that the video's protagonist, Duke Kahanamoku, stands on an Australian surf ski (surf ski), holding a kayak paddle.

The origin of the paddle board mentioned above for half a day seems to only involve half of the title, that is, the "past life" of the paddle board. As for its "present life", I will talk about it in the following news.

The world is big

We choose to go out and see

The city is very close.

We find different corners here

With the mentality of travel

In the city life out of another scenery

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