The popularity of the modern sport of SUP’ing has its origin 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. (Wiki)
This guy was maybe 400 metres away so had to use my zoom to the max :)
Brighton beach, Vic. Aus.