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Message to people selling short SUPs

You may have a SUP too small to comfortably stand up on to paddle. My bet is that it is fun to surf! What you need is a paddle that is short enough (or that telescopes) so that in the kneeing position you can hold the top of the paddle when the blade is out of the water on the up-stroke, arms out in front the top one at about a 45 degree angle. Paddling like this you can get on the wave easily, surf it like a longboard and go out in surf that is way too bumpy to SUP on. [Copy and paste this into places where short second-hand SUPs are sold.]

Choppy Spring waves in Sydney

It is a great time of year not to stand up to paddle. Also the more I look at the MHL directional spectrum graphic ..the more I appreciate that the East Coast of Australia does not get the same swell as Hawaii & California.

OK, so where do I get a board for this?

No point starting with a new board at full retail price. Check the second-hand market. Some SUP riders buy boards too small for them and sell it to buy a bigger one. Some teenagers outgrow there SUPs. So there are quite a few out there. One place to buy boards in Australia is Here is a link to the site and a search of NSW with the boards listed from short to long. To find more info on these boards go to the brand's website. Here are some of them: Naish Star Board PSH Laguna Bay Let us know if you know of other makers that make suitable boards.

Poetry in motion

Get a SUP too small to stand up on, Get a paddle that is short enough (or that telescopes), Get a surf that is too bumpy to SUP on, Get a board that surfs like a longboard, not a SUP and you have from the Facebook page: