Yes, stand up paddleboard may be the hottest sport of the summer, but did you know it actually dates back to 1960s’ Hawaii? Otherwise known as SUP, stand up paddleboard consists of maintaining balance while standing and paddling through the water. All on a special board that’s bigger than a classic longboard. Do it for the LOLs, but also for the body benefits. Because, other than being fun, SUP helps tone the abs and foster good balance. Better yet, you can try SUP year long, both on the Seine in Paris and in a host of other areas close to open water. In fact, you don’t even need to be heading off on vacation to get on board. Some covered swimming pools are even offering introductions to SUP, so you can give this stability-based sport a go. No need to be an extreme sports fanatic, give SUP a try:

On Ile de Ré

In New York

In Brazil

On Saint Martin

Across the world