Anyone else ride stand-up paddleboard (SUP)?

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    Aug 05, 2014 9:57 PM GMT
    I'm psyched; I just got myself a used stand-up paddleboard after trying it out in the Gulf of Mexico last winter. We have a bunch of lakes around us where people use them, plus inland waterways along the shore.

    Taking a lesson next week and already have plans for an excursion with some friends. I'm looking forward to getting outside and I've ready it is great core work which also helps your balance in the weight room if you stick with it.
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    Aug 19, 2014 12:31 PM GMT
    There are so many outdoor sports I'd love to do that I neither have the time nor the money to do them. Paddleboarding is just one of them. Maybe someday?
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    Aug 19, 2014 12:37 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidThere are so many outdoor sports I'd love to do that I neither have the time nor the money to do them. Paddleboarding is just one of them. Maybe someday?


    Hope you get a chance to try it, and even a klutz like me picked it up pretty quickly.
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    Aug 21, 2014 10:42 PM GMT
    I was out kayaking the other day and passed a girl who was doing yoga and/or ballet poses on her SUP, drifting happily down the river on a calm day. Performance art?

    On un-calm days, they surf the wind swells on those things. They'll drive to a park several miles up-wind of town and surf all the way back.

    *sigh* I have too many hobbies for my ration of free time as it is.

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    Aug 21, 2014 10:56 PM GMT
    mindgarden saidI was out kayaking the other day and passed a girl who was doing yoga and/or ballet poses on her SUP, drifting happily down the river on a calm day. Performance art?

    On un-calm days, they surf the wind swells on those things. They'll drive to a park several miles up-wind of town and surf all the way back.

    *sigh* I have too many hobbies for my ration of free time as it is.

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    Yea SUP yoga is a big thing there. I am still working on staying on it and dry. I have christened mine the HMS Norovirus.
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    Aug 22, 2014 12:19 AM GMT
    Yoikes! Even the used ones on craigslist are a kilobuck. Maybe the prices will come down in the winter.
    Gotta be careful though... the overall length of my boats is already more than 80 feet. If it gets to 100, they come stage an intervention...icon_redface.gif


    BTW: Good name. I neglected to christen my Hobie 16, and now it thinks that it's name is "Oh SHIT!"
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    Oct 18, 2014 4:11 PM GMT
    mindgarden saidI was out kayaking the other day and passed a girl who was doing yoga and/or ballet poses on her SUP, drifting happily down the river on a calm day. Performance art?

    On un-calm days, they surf the wind swells on those things. They'll drive to a park several miles up-wind of town and surf all the way back.

    *sigh* I have too many hobbies for my ration of free time as it is.

    viento.jpg


    Surfing takes standup to another level. Given a large enough board anyone can standup paddle in calm conditions. I like surfing it in the ocean but I don't see how you don't hurt yourself in whitewater. I've taken some poundings on rivers upside down in my kayak and it sure helps being wrapped in plastic from the waste down, with a PFD and a helmet on. It seems like you could easily break something if you fell off a standup in a river.
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    Oct 18, 2014 10:58 PM GMT
    Those are wind waves. The water right there is about 80 feet deep.