Surfing has long been a popular sport among water sport lovers. The benefits of this sport are many such as the fact that it is a fun way to get a great workout, to increase your stamina and to improve balance and focus. However, along with a long list of benefits, there are some critical limitations. Traditional surfing can only be done where there is a body of water that produces waves, which typically would be the ocean. For those millions of fans who do not have access to an ocean nearby there now is another blossoming sport that has some of the Inflatable paddle board benefits of surfing but that can be done on any body of water. Paddle surfing is becoming a new rage among those who long to get their feet wet and to enjoy a sport that allows them to challenge themselves and to enjoy many of the pleasures associated with traditional surfing.

This sport originated in Hawaii and is actually the ancient form of traditional surfing. Instead of lying flat on the board and using your arms to paddle across the water, with Paddle Surfing, you are standing up on the board and using an actual paddle to propel you through the water.. One of the obvious benefits is that when standing up one has increased visibility and can see oncoming swells earlier than those who are in a lying down position.

Those who have experienced this new phenomenon claim that the workout they get from paddle surfing is intense. It could be considered a full body workout that can improve balance while working arms, legs and abdominal core all while the participant is having so much fun they hardly realize the effort they are putting forth. Some traditional surfers are using this new technique of paddle surfing as a method of cross training. Does this sound like the kind of exercise that you or someone you know would embrace?