naishsurfing.com/makani-series Kneel-up and use the paddle in the short position, catch the wave then stand up. Upsides:
With the usual shot 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
All the benefits of surfing a long-board.
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.