Stand Up Paddling (SUP) is exactly what the title suggests- standing up on a board and paddling. It has more recently become a very popular recreation paddlesport, however, it is also raced all over the world. There are no rudders so all movement and turning come from strikes. SUP is seen most commonly on flatwater, however they get involved in races on both ocean and wildwater.
Traditionally, in competition there are sprint events (usually contested over 200 metres), longer races (between 5km and 35km) and technical races (about 3km). For more information regarding training group around Perth, head to SUP WA https://supwa.tidyhq.com