Kneeling (up or down?)

Congratulations.
You've managed to discard the only positive features of standup paddleboards and surf skis and come up with a new activity that distills the very worst of both sports.
Realsurf.com forum post:
by alakaboo » Tue May 05, 2015

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Here's a good idea - kneelupps.info

I will explain how I have been surfing since mid 2012?

KUPS - Kneel-up paddle surfing

Any SUP I can stand up on is too big to surf. With the paddle I use I don't have to. It is a variable and in the short position just the right length.

Upsides:
  • With the usual short period swell we get in Sydney SUPs get jostled by the chop,
  • Stronger stroke at the take-off,
  • Quickly adapt to different boards,
  • Easier to get up than from lying-down paddling,
  • Easier to take off by being hit from behind by white water, and
  • All the benefits of surfing a long-board.

Downsides:
  • Hard to keep your knees on the board as wide and your feet would be;
  • Have to get up from kneeling at take-off;
  • Some SUP people will say it's the lamest thing they have ever seen.
Boards that I have ridden:
Star Board 8'5"a bit like this 2012 model, but much older. star-board-sup.com/2012/product/?q=pocket-rocket-8-5-30

and

Bonga Board 9'6"

2019 - the Naish Crossover 120

supwindfoil.blogspot.com/2019/03/hover-crossover-120

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So many in the 1770s on their knees

So many in the 1770s on their knees
en.wikipedia.org A view of Karakokooa in Owyhee by John Webber