07-21-14 A paddle surfer catch a waves near the jetty next to the mouth of the San Gabriel River in Seal Beach Calif. The popularity of the modern sport of stand up paddle boarding has its origination in the Hawaiian Islands. In the early 1960s, the Beach Boys of Waikiki would stand on their long boards, and paddle out with outrigger paddles to take pictures of the tourists learning to surf. This is where the term "Beach Boy Surfing", another name for Stand Up Paddle Surfing, originates. Wednesday July 21, 2010.
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