Stand up paddle boarding: an analysis of a new sport and recreational activity

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


The results from this research provide evidence for the anecdotal claims of the benefits for participation in this new aquatic activity of Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP). Stand up paddle boarding is associated with high levels of aerobic and anaerobic fitness, core muscle strength and balance. It is an enjoyable, alternative means of training with a multitude of health and fitness benefits. This thesis has uncovered novel data in regards to the performance aspects essential for success in SUP from a competitive aspect and also provides evidence for the positive health and fitness benefits associated with its participation
Date of Award13 Feb 2016
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorWayne Hing (Supervisor) & Michael Climstein (Supervisor)

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