Friday, August 20, 2010

Paging South South, South Swell you're table is ready...

After yesterday's Stand Up Paddle Surf session with old faithful I was hoping that I could break out my 9'6" SUPS board and have some fun with a new swell that we've been watching. Another family day outing to the beach!

We roll up and I was excited to see 3-5 feet of swell breaking down the line. Good shape, the ocean had the pre-swell jitters, a lot of movement going on. The nice thing was the crowd had yet to show. The was one other Stand Up Paddle Surfer out there and he was doing his part of sharing the Aloha. Good guy, not a wave hog kook.

As I set up the goods for the ohana I was watching and contemplating. See I also brought my 6'4" short board just in case it was a tweener kind of day. I know I would have had the normal Stand Up Paddle fun but I've been craving a little prone session lately. So I busted out the shortie and had at it.

By the way the water is still freezing. Rubber is a luxury.

Enjoy the swell. If you're learning to Stand Up Paddle Surf go to a SUPS friendly beach and have fun there during this swell. Keep it real, keep it safe and you'll keep it fun for all.

Aloha...

5 comments:

mark di said...

I live on the Gulf Coast of FL. With no real surf most of the time, people buy strictly SUP's. However, that time we do get some waves, I'd like to surf too. Is it possible to use a surf long board to paddle?

hoku said...

Hi Mark, my apologies I've been away for a while... along while. To answer your question, my favorite board is my Ron House 12 footer. I guess the industry now refers to it as a "Coastal Cruiser". It's more or less a really BIG surfboard. I've surfed it in ankle surf (more like ocean swell) to double overhead+ surf. Also, I've Stand Up Paddled it in many races and a distance of over 20+ miles in one paddle. Hope that helps and hope you're out enjoying the sport. Alohaz!

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