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Standing and paddling – nothin’ new under the Swedish sun.

We won’t go into the history of standing atop craft and paddling – there’s already plenty online focusing on SUP history. Suffice to say stand up paddling isn’t new, as can be seen in the below pic.

This image is from Swedish magazine Veckojournalen circa 1915 and depicts three young lads paddling crude wooden boards with what look like modified paddles. Even back then good ideas were hard to keep a lid on! Good work boys, whoever you are…

Stand up paddle boarding, Veckojournalen magazine, 1915.

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