Gauteng Stand Up Paddle Surfing (SUP) - Stand Up Paddle Surfing or Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) is taking the world by storm. This sport originated in Hawaii and is an offshoot of surfing. On a SUP, you can paddle further into the ocean than on a surfboard. Paddlers ride waves and they also race on lakes, rivers and canals. An SUP can glide over long distances.