Sitges is a village in the south of Barcelona, in the Garraf region. It is a territory that bases its economy mainly on tourism and culture, and offers a large number of high quality accommodations. It is a town where people live facing the sea, with a great fishing tradition, and is the town with the most marinas in Spain. (Port Ginesta, Garraf and Aiguadolç). Sitges up is born from this passion for the sea.
A team composed by people from different fields, who share the passion for the sport, the friendship and the sea.
Paddle surf is an ancient form of slipping in which the surfer uses a paddle to move through the water while standing up on a surfboard. This discipline has its origins in the Polynesian people roots. The Hawaiian language is Ku Hoe He’e NALU; standing up, paddling, surfing a wave.
PADDLE SURF HISTORY
The most recent history dates back to the 1960s when surf instructors at Waikiki beach used their longboards and rudimentary canoe paddles to take pictures of their students. That also allowed them to have a better view of their group and give notice of the arrival of the waves easily.
From the beginning of 2000 Hawaiian surfers such as Dave Kalama, Brain Keaulana, Archie Kalepa and Laird Hamilton began to do paddle surf as an alternative way for their training. This new variant of surfing allowed them to train and to get in and out of water without waves and wind, and at the same time running the most gigantic waves in the world. Over the years they took part in events like the Race of Paddle board Molokai Oahu and Makaha Big Board Surfing Classic.
A surfing variant which does not need waves and wind
The main difference between the modern idea of surfing and SUP is that the last one does not need waves. In this new sport you can paddle in the open sea, in harbors, lakes, rivers or any large amount of water. This allows you to enjoy different landscapes and different states of the aquatic environment, with the uncertainty and the “magic” which entails.