Kneeling (up or down?)

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. forum post:
by alakaboo » Tue May 05, 2015

Monday, November 18, 2013

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.]

Friday, November 1, 2013

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.

So many in the 1770s on their knees

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