Thomas Edward Blake is credited as the pioneer in paddleboard construction in the early 1930s.
While restoring historic Hawaiian boards in 1926 for the Bernice P. Bishop Museum, Blake built a replica of the previously ignored olo surfboard ridden by ancient Hawaiian aliʻi (kings).
Paddleboards were used for races and Blake tirelessly promoted them as a lifeguarding rescue tool.
Paddleboarding experienced a renaissance in the early 1980s when production began on a high-quality stock paddleboard—known as the “Waterman.” Its design remains a popular choice today.
Paddleboarding at Rudyard is a fairly recent activity which has been consistently gaining momentum and popularity…
Paddleboarding at Rudyard is a fairly recent activity which has been consistently gaining momentum and popularity.
It is great exercise and gives humongous health and fitness benefits. It strengthens your core muscles, abs, legs, your back muscles and shoulders as well, thus accounting for improved strength and endurance