With the UK seemingly back in the throes of winter, naked stand up paddleboarding really doesn't appeal, but then I'm also not a professional athlete spending hours a day training to ensure I'm body-perfect!
I'm not sure what induced surfer god Laird Hamilton to strip off for the photoshoot, but if I was a man with a body like his at the age of 51 then perhaps I'd want to show it to the world. Hamilton is seen paddle boarding in the buff with his wife, beach volleyball goddess Gabrielle Reece. Reece is 45 but doesn't look a day over 30, although apparently her doctor says she has the knees of a 75-year-old (I am assuming this refers to the joints, rather than her wrinkles!).
Anyway we thought you might enjoy this clip showing the pair in action, if only to think "why?" Perhaps if I start stand up paddleboarding I might end up with a Gabrielle Reece body by the time I'm 45... on second thoughts no, I think I'd need a few more years and a personal trainer/plastic surgeon to help! There's no hope for me!
If you want to give it a try though, check out Carol Cronin's feature Stand up and paddle: SUP for fun and fitness.