Foils and Finless - go hand in hand when you're the Dogman
One day, The Dogman might have a shortboard, tucking into beachie barrels and smacing lips all day long. The next? He’s on a longboard with no fins, floating sideways down the face of a wave and spinning the 10+ft monster around with his feet. The weekend? He’s strapped a couch to his board and is going couch surfing with Keahi De Aboitiz on a foil.
When asked about his finless surfing by a member of the Seabreeze community in the forums, his reply was oddly serious;
“I’ve put in the hard yards on my forehand to get my flow happening.... But I haven’t got my backhand sorted out - Once I start a slight bit of sideways drift I’m as good as gone! I’ve spent a few weeks without my favourite board for finless, and have now got it back so I’m really keen to get home and rip back into it. A mutant double ender board is on the drawing board right now.... Stay tuned for more madness”
It’s some of the most fun stand up paddling you’ll see, and it’s all happening right here in our backyard! Check out part two of Roger ‘The Dogman’ Saunders highlights reel from 2017 below.
Mother/Daughter Quality Time - How about a SUP YOGA Retreat?
Sarah Hackford from Red Paddle Co Australia, on the trip she made with her daughter Celia to one of Charlotte Piho's SUP yoga retreats in the Cook Islands.
How to Pump up an Inflatable SUP - Fast!
This pump makes inflating your SUP quick, easy and allows you to get the maximum pressure
Linking not two, but six waves while SUP foiling!
This is some of the smoothest SUP foiling you've seen yet, from Zane Schwietzer