Stand Up Paddle Boarding - Urban Kai - Tampa

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    Feb 16, 2013 3:51 AM GMT
    Hey guys. Just wondering if anyone in the Tampa Bay area has done stand up paddle boarding with Urban Kai?

    http://urbankai.com/paddle-boarding-events.html?entry=24&display=month

    I'm thinking about going to the Stand Up Paddle Boarding 101 class next Sunday if it isn't too cold but don't really know what to expect. If you've gone, let me know what you think.
  • wild_sky360

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    Feb 16, 2013 8:37 AM GMT
    I'd like to try this in Lake Michigan next summer. I imagine it would be uncomfortable in a wet suit so wait for the late summer when the water is warm enough for just some dive boots. This was really popular last summer, and very funny watching the noobs just trying to stay upright.
  • MuscleComeBac...

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    Feb 16, 2013 10:18 AM GMT
    If you are at all athletic then a class can be too long and a waste of time. Rent from a reliable source, listen to their instruction, use the extra money for more time, and have at it. It's VERY easy to learn and you'll have more fun than spending an hour with an instructor while six people flail and fall and splash...an hour you could spend paddling and enjoying.
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    Feb 16, 2013 2:50 PM GMT
    My nephew lives on a nearby lake and has a paddle board. I decided to try it last summer and they couldn't get me off it. I am hooked and ready to go again this summer.
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    Feb 16, 2013 3:05 PM GMT
    Go for it man! It's awesome with or without a wetsuit.
    Great core workout!
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    Feb 16, 2013 4:27 PM GMT
    Thanks guys. I'm gonna do it. Just hope it isn't too COLD! icon_cool.gif