Background: Lack of material generates difficulties in work developmental of physical education teacher. Producing alternatives materials through recycled objects is a economic and
ecological way to compensate the shortage of material. Usage of alternative materials is actually already a reality in sport world. Confection of surfboards using PET bottle is something is being
disseminated in Brazil and some countries else. Since its production is possible in several sizes, PET bottle board might be used in a variety of surf modalities, including Stand Up Paddle (SUP)
practice. SUP joins conventional surf and canoeing features. Regarding SUP board confection through PET bottle is made in Brazilian territory and there are few studies about recycled material
effectiveness, this study aimed to assess alternative material usage in SUP practice, present recycled material sources that can be used in SUP board confection and compare the effectiveness of
alternative material with conventional board.
Methods: To achieve proposed goals, it was applied 10 sessions of SUP classes to 16 volunteers, aging 18 to 30 years old, who had never got any contact with surf practice.
Participants was separated into 2 uniform groups. Groups were differenced between participants who used alternative material board (PMA) and participants with conventional material (PMC). Classes were
recorded through a video camera and daily practice reports. Data was analyzed through qualitative and quantitative methods that consisted in movement observational during classes, quantify and compare
them intra and intergroups. It was also analyzed and described individual board features.
Results: Both groups require an average of 3 days to control the direction of the board and learn to practice SUP. PMC group had an average of three falls five imbalances and required
about three days to properly carry out the body and stroke movements. Already the PMA group had an average of two drops and four imbalances and took about two days to properly carry out the body and
stroke movements. The average time that the PMC group spent to carry out the learning test (task) was 158.57 seconds and the PMA group was 165.26 seconds. In the retention test the PMC group took on
average 126.36 seconds while the PMA group showed 133.29 seconds.
Conclusions: Even PET board is smaller than fiber board. The analyzed variables in this study have not shown differences between groups. Therefore, PET bottle board is a instrument as
good as fiber board for SUP learning. All procedures used in this research was approved by Ethic Committee of University Mogi das Cruzes, under protocol number 1082190, and followed the ethical and