The spirit of Stand Up Paddle Surf is simply the Aloha Spirit. The true Hawaiian Aloha Spirit is more than a simple greeting or salutation. It's a mutual, respectful regard towards another. While in the water everyone should practice the spirit of Aloha. Whatever segment of surfing you choose; from body surfing, boogie boarding, short boarding, long boarding, Stand Up Paddle Surfing, to tow-in surfing. It's all wave sliding.
As a Stand Up Paddle Surfer there is a ancient majestic feeling that overcomes you when you glide across the waters and paddle into waves. It's addicting and you'll want more. The Spirit of Aloha balances that desire and impart water wisdom on a true Stand Up Paddle Surfer.
Unfortunately there are a few people out there that are ruining the reputation of the royal sport of Stand Up Paddle Surfing. There are those in the water representing our sport improperly, without the Spirit of Aloha. With the benefit of board design and paddle the ability to catch waves increases with skill. These same individuals have the same impact on the longboard community. Given an advantage, they exercise it beyond reason and ruin the surf session for others in the water. NOT what the community of Stand Up Paddle Surfing promotes.
The Aloha Spirit is of the King of kings as well as the sport of the kings. If you're going to be standing tall you better not ruin it for us all. This isn't about who catches more waves, as kingz and queenz we need to promote the true spirit of life in the water. Live Aloha!
"Try meeting or leaving people with aloha. You'll be surprised by their reaction. I believe it, and it is my creed. Aloha to you," Duke Kahanamoku