Aerial photos for iSurf of stand up paddle outside Kempinski resort in the south of Mahe island on the Seychelles.

Stand up paddle surfing and stand up paddle boarding (SUP), (Hoe he’e nalu in the Hawaiian language) are sports originating in Hawaii as an off-shoot of surfing.

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.

Photo taken for iSurf Ltd outside Kempinski Seychelles Resort, Baie Lazare, Seychelles.

Seychelles, officially the Republic of Seychelles, is an archipelago in the Indian Ocean. The 155-island country, whose capital is Victoria, lies 1,500 kilometres (932 mi) east of mainland Southeast Africa. Other nearby island countries and territories include Zanzibar to the west and Comoros, Mayotte, Madagascar, Réunion and Mauritius to the south.

Seychelles is a member of the African Union and has a population of 90,024. It is the smallest population of any African state.