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Stand-up paddle boarding or paddle surfing is quite new in terms of water sports. After beginning to gain attention in 2005, stand-up paddling was listed as the most popular outdoor activity in 2013.

Photographer Julia Cumes chanced upon night paddlers on a windless night of September last year. Enthralled by the beauty of the quiet evening, the tranquil scene of a group of night paddlers blew her away. Cumes adds, ‘Waterproof LED lights attached to the bottom of the boards illuminated their way so they could see fish passing by’. The result is this stunning series of photos which was featured National Geographic.

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See other paddle surfers in action right here.  And check out more of Julia’s portfolio here.

[via 123inspiration]

 

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