During the last century, it was surf instructors in Hawaii who discovered that on standing up to paddle one moves very quickly and efficiently through bodies of water - and a new trend was thus born. A trend that has developed into a new recreational sport in the USA and rapidly spread to Europe. With its countless lakes and rivers, Switzerland is naturally a paradise for stand up paddlers. While beginners paddle comfortably across many a lake, more experienced professionals take to fun and action on wilder waters. And whether a tranquil glide over calm early morning waters, a paddling session at noon to compensate a stressful day, or delightful sunset views as you take to the water, SUP is an enriching sport that anyone can take to at any time of day.