Tarsan Stand-up Paddle Boarding

The popularity of the modern sport of SUP has its origin in the Hawaiian Island in 1944 while the first board was actually built in the 1930’s. Laird Hamilton and Dave Kalama re-introduced the ancient sport of paddle surfing to the modern sports world.SUP’ing has become the fastest growing water sport in the history of water sports and In the past few years, the sport has been spreading across the mainland and adapted for every style, from leisurely cruises in placid waters to surfing waves in the Pacific.The sport benefits men and women of all ages. SUP’ing is popular at warm coastal climates and resorts, and is gaining in popularity as celebrities are sampling the sport, and cross-over athletes are training with SUP. SUPs have been spotted around the globe, anywhere where there is easy access to safe waters, as well as in the surfing lineups of the world. The rise in popularity of stand up paddle-boarding can also be attributed to how easy it is to learn. Within a very short time, you can become very comfortable in the water and on your board.

Gene ‘TARSAN’ SmithGene “Tarsan” Smith “Tarsan” Smith was introduced to the sport by Laird Hamilton who suggested SUP’ing could allow him the opportunity to get back into working out while recovering from a concussion. Once Gene tried the sport, there was no turning back. He makes stand-up a priority in his daily life, competes as often as possible and loves to introduce and teach the sport to newcomers. TARSAN has now opened the first exclusive SUP shop in the South Bay located at 936 Hermosa Ave. #105, Hermosa Beach, CA (across from the Comedy Magic Club). TARSAN’S is offering sales, rentals and lessons of stand-up paddleboards along with merchandise associated with the sport.

For more information, contact us at 310-798-7878 or just stop by and hang out.

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