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Paddleboarding Fun Facts

August 8th, 2016 by

When it comes to being passionate about a sport/activity, Pak Mail Beachside understands completely how important it is to have your favorite equipment with you.

That is why we specialize in the shipping of such pieces big or small. Whether it is your favorite golf clubs that need to arrive to your hotel before a big tournament or skis needing to get to your destination for the holiday season; we can help.

Still here in Vero Beach where we work and play, paddleboarding is more than just a passing craze. It’s a tremendous water activity that allows you to see and experience our fantastic waterways up close; first hand.  That’s why we thought it would be fun to share some interesting facts about stand up paddleboarding.

  1. In 2009, stand up paddling became the fastest growing paddle sport in America!
  2. There are now over 150,000 stand up paddleboarders in the United States.
  3. Stand up paddleboarding is a cross between canoeing and surfing using a surf-style long board and paddle.
  4. All surfing including paddlboarding gets its rooms from the ancient practices of Peruvian fisherman.
  5. In 2008, the US Coastguard began classifying stand up paddleboards as “vessels” just link kayaks and canoes.
  6. The best size paddle is about 6″ taller than you.
  7. Prior to 2004, when Rick Thomas brought a board to California, this activity was almost exclusive to Hawaii.
  8. Stand up paddleboarders over the age of 12 aren’t required to wear a life jacket.
  9. No paddleboards require hull identification.
  10. John Zapotocky is considered the father of modern-day stand up paddleboarding. Until his death in 2013, at the age of 95, he was the oldest stand up paddle surfer in the world!

For more information on the history of paddleboarding check out this great link and pictures:

Enjoying the Indian River using paddleboards and kayaks.

Enjoying the Indian River using paddleboards and kayaks.

Why Choose Pak Mail

Pak Mail Beachside is a full service packing and shipping store as well as a custom crating and freight shipping company. We offer Free Pick-Ups. Request a Free Online Estimate or call us at 772-231-0021.


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