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By Mary Bolling Blackiston, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Stand-up paddle surfing, or paddleboarding, where one stands on a surf-like board and uses a long paddle, has become an increasingly popular sport in Rio in recent years. It is a form of surfing that many believe originated in Hawaii in the 1960s, as a way for surf instructors to follow their students during surf lessons; now, it is used as a way for people to exercise the entire body, while staying in tune with nature.

Carioca, Marcela Carrocino, initially became interested in the sport because she found . . .

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