By Laurie Au
Earlier this week, Honolulu City Councilman Donovan Dela Cruz took a break from running City Councilwoman Ann Kobayashi’s campaign for mayor to work out — on a stand up paddle skateboard.
I had no idea what a stand up paddle skateboard was, but it looks like it could become the new workout craze.
It’s similar to another popular workout, stand up paddleboarding on the water, another one of Dela Cruz’s hobbies. You get on a skateboard and carry a paddle that has two wheels on the bottom, which you use to push off on the ground.
It’s not easy as it seems (I can verify that), and it works out your core, just like stand up paddling. And it’s a lot cheaper than paddleboarding, which can cost easily more than $1,000. Dela Cruz, who dropped 60 pounds in two years, bought his skateboard and paddle at the Bike Factory in Kakaako.