The History of Paddle Boarding
I can imagine people in the past paddle boarding in search of food or to get to a destination that requires to pass a river, ocean, or lake. I'm sure these people did not look at paddle boarding as a sport but more of something that was needed to do to reach their end goal. Sometimes I feel that the world we live in is lazy because we now have cars, motorcycles, and trucks to get us to where we want to go. According to Supworldmagazine, Ancient cultures from Africa to South America used boards, canoes, and other watercraft propelled with a long stick to fish, travel, make war, and even ride waves. Warriors in parts of Africa stoop up in dugout canoes and used their spears as paddles to move silently into enemy territory." I don't think no one knows when paddle boarding was first started but it sure had a great amount of purpose. Now people just see this sport as something fun to do on the weekend. I am beginning to find this sport more intriguing every minute I find more information on paddle boarding.