Stand up paddle surfing and standup paddleboarding (SUP), (Hoe he'e nalu in the Hawaiian language) are sports originating in Hawaii as an offshoot of surfing. They enable surfers to paddle farther into the ocean than is typical or to paddle standing up as a sport unto itself. A 2013 report called it the outdoor sporting activity with the most first-time participants of any in the United States that year. Paddlers race on lakes, large rivers and canals, ride breaking waves, and glide over long distances along sea coasts, often using tail winds to aid the trip.
Stand up paddlers wear a variety of wet suits and other clothing, depending on both water and air temperature since most of their time is spent standing on the board. And if you would like to try it in India do contact the Ashram Surf Club in Managalore for details.