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Old 8th March 2008, 09:07 PM   #11
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Theres no such thing as a bad day at the beach.......
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Old 9th March 2008, 12:51 AM   #12
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Default No wind, sup was a lot fun...

Spent two weeks on Maui, no wind. Was stoked to have a 12'6" Starboard
SUP to enjoy the waves and water. SUP is fun, easy to do and gets you
on the water. "It's a happy talent to know how to play." (Emerson)

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Old 10th March 2008, 05:30 AM   #13
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This might bea silly question, but what the difference from using an old long board from the back of the garage with a paddle ?
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Old 10th March 2008, 07:17 AM   #14
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> old longboard with a paddle

Me done it. I had assembled the bits and pieces from my double-kayak's paddles into one very long kayak paddle.

Can be done, a bit of fun and fair exercice on a calm day. Requires a bit of sideways balance on an old Windsurfer.

Never done it again - wasn't that fun
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Old 13th August 2010, 08:05 PM   #15
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third world consumers.... i agree, some things are usless, just 2 make money, but sup gone in 2 years? i doubt it very much. the reason is accesibilty, excuse the spelling, but it really comes down to getting people on the water in an easy, rewarding and fun way and sup does just that, i was west coast ireland a week ago, sup surfing, my first time, (i teach windsurfing, kayaking, surfing) and i thought wow, what a nice pace to learn somthing at, we saw dolphins, seals, fell off and even surfed waves, in my book thats what its about, for the first time ever water sports are becoming accesible to everyone, lets keep it that way. josh adams.
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Old 13th August 2010, 08:08 PM   #16
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Theres no such thing as a bad day at the beach.......
a bad day on the water is better than a good day in the office..
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Old 16th August 2010, 02:03 AM   #17
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SUP is just a more accessible form of Surfing, of course it will stay. Just like the harness stayed in windsurfing.

But I really cannot understand is flatwater SUP, that just must be a marketing ploy! A Kayak is just so much more convenient for flatwater cruising...
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Old 16th August 2010, 06:29 AM   #18
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I love to take my SUP out on flatwater when there is no wind. It's great exercise and it's beats sitting on the beach. I do not want to kayak because of my back but I can SUP as long as my arms hold out.
Plus I almost won a low wind windsurf fun race cause I out ran all the windsurfers to the reaching mark.
Sorry but I think SUP's with mast foot nuts are here to stay.
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Old 16th August 2010, 03:18 PM   #19
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After nearly 3 decades of shortboard focus/ fetihism, it has been a revelation to windsurf an 11'6 Naish SUP with an 8,5m2 Simmer 3XC on 2-6 knots of wind! Everyone else was struggling while I was pseudo-planning alongside with the 30cm waves! What a great toy to get to know yourself on a board without straps (I've even started to consider the ATOM - another marketing ploy?).

I also got to appreciate the gliding, zen-like workout on a no-wind day or flat water spot, exploring the underwater landscapes (and dangers?) of the bays I am passing by with such speed on a slalom board; It's certainly more fun that Kayaking and more in line with our temperament as windsurfers. Then comes the waves; even on small choppy, messy conditions getting on an SUP - paddling back and forth is a great exercise and experience. Then comes the bigger wave days, where I have had some great rides. It's a great learning plantform for Surfing as I've never had a chance or lived in a place with consistent swells. Getting the feeling of the board and moving around actually improves my windsurfing skills - as Peter Hart wrote recently SUP and WindSUP'ing "help you become more nimble"!.

In summary, I feel that beyond the marketing hype, SUP is here to stay, and I appreciate a LOT that more people are out in the water as the skill-threshold is so low my 10Y old learned it in 5 mins, while I also got my better half out there to try it out (and she liked it!). The feedback from most windsurfers is so exhilarating that I think we will use SUPs more for improving our Surfing & Windsurfing skills than ever...
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Old 16th August 2010, 04:46 PM   #20
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How come all folk who enjoy SUP (ing) are Stoked or ripping ???? Think it backs up original post which is absolutely true !!!

Other thing I`ve noticed is that this "wide board revolution" has not increased our time on water !!!
Looking at sailors at centre I`ve just visited its just allowed them to increase their waist lines !!!

Sailors aren`t just ripping and getting stoked they are getting fatter and older !

"I can have another bun I`ll just get a wider board"

Floyd
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