Originally Posted by blutzski
Back to my original question. Can someone explain why it appeals to them?
Because it is fun. It is just another way to enjoy the water.
After 19 years of kayaking it is fun to try something new. I still love to kayak but on occasion it is fun to do something different.
It has been said before..., SUP makes family float trips on otherwise mellow sections a ton of fun. My kids trade off between the kayak, raft, SUP and swiming.
I also like surfing the SUP here at home so when I go to the ocean (once every year or so) I've had more time on the board which translates into more surfing and less spin cycle.