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.
- 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.