“Boards have always been my thing – whether skateboards, snowboards or surfboards. Now it’s just the SUP board. “Markus Casper is a true Fachbacher Jung, as he says himself. He manages a stand up paddle rental on the Lahn and lives his dream of the beach – right on the doorstep: “In 2011 we came to India with two buddies, rented motorcycles and drove from Delhi to Goa.
It was just a coincidence that we discovered stand up paddling on this trip. There, the lifeguards are out with the boards, as they themselves were not able to swim. “Above all, he was thrilled that outward appearances play no role in this sport. Unlike surfing, it’s not about being cool, it’s just being yourself. Since his trip to India Markus has fallen in love with the sport and offers courses and boards at the Lahn.
“When I’m stressed out, I stand on the water and just come back down right away. And that’s what Stand Up Paddling is all about. For me personally, it’s just the pure deceleration. And by the way, it’s also a full-body workout.”