The popularity of Stand Up Paddle Surfing / Boarding another discipline has become White water River SUP.. Here is a short video instruction with Luke Hopkins from Stride SUP www.ridestride.com.No rapid river here on the coast but looks like fun and will have to try sometime..
When Stand Up Paddle boarding whitewater make sure to have a durable board that can hold up to the rocks and always where a helmet and a life jacket. The most important aspect of whitewater paddle boarding is maintaining forward speed with powerful forward strokes. This will help to keep you in control of your board and not the river.