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Stand Up Paddle On Lady Bird Lake

Stand up paddling for all ages

By Annie Potasznik
|  Wednesday, Jan 4, 2012  |  Updated 3:57 PM CDT
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Stand Up Paddle On Lady Bird Lake

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 06: Paul Hawkins paddles towards a set of waves on his stand-up paddleboard at Queenscliff Beach on May 6, 2009 in Sydney, Australia. Modern Stand-up paddleboarding originated in Hawaii in the 1960's as a way of surf instructors monitoring their class whilst out in the water. The sport is increasing in popularity globally due to its combination of cardiovascular and 'core' strengthening benefits. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

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Texans who dream of surfing but haven't 'yet gotten around to it, may want to try stand-up paddling instead.

Athletic movie stars such as Cameron Diaz and Matthew McConaughey are famous fans of the sport so it must be cool. Right? Right!

Want to learn? Then head to the state capital to join a growing number of people who are stand-up paddling their way off into the sunset.

Here’s a link to SUP ATX, or Stand-Up Paddle Austin Texas, an Austin-based company that makes boards and gear for paddling on inland lakes and rivers such as Lady Bird Lake.

Website: supatx.com

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