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Paddleboarding V surfing

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Created by Tonz 1 month ago, 13 Oct 2018
Tonz
194 posts
13 Oct 2018 3:45PM
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As a noob getting prepared for paddle board lessons, Ive taken an interest in this page/area of the forum, but very very confused, SWMBO says thats not hard.

I thought a paddle board was for paddling around quiet waters on a beautiful day, but there it appears that many of you use them for surfing as well.

So what if any differences are there between surf and paddle boards.

see really ignorant.

Hawaiiheke
293 posts
13 Oct 2018 4:10PM
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Well.....first of all proners hate you.

That's a big difference!

Hawaiiheke
293 posts
13 Oct 2018 4:13PM
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Seriously though......"footwork" would have to be the big one. Ya gotta jump around and learn to dance on the things. Ya can't just stand there toe tapping.

TaoJones
QLD, 41 posts
25 Oct 2018 2:52PM
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Tonz said..
As a noob getting prepared for paddle board lessons, Ive taken an interest in this page/area of the forum, but very very confused, SWMBO says thats not hard.

I thought a paddle board was for paddling around quiet waters on a beautiful day, but there it appears that many of you use them for surfing as well.

So what if any differences are there between surf and paddle boards.

see really ignorant.


It's true, the proners don't like you being on "their waves"! Usually you are outnumbered 10 to 1.

One big advantage is your vantage point........... You can see a lot more waves coming from higher up.

Another is getting on waves earlier, depending on your chariot of choice.

A disadvantage is that you will generally move around a bit more. Proning, tends to allow you to sit in one spot between sets.

In chop or cross currents you will notice balancing is more tested, which on the positive side improves your skills.

The real secret is to have fun no matter what board you are on and treat other riders with respect and consideration,
no matter what they are riding!

Oh, and as a newbie spend a bit of time on flat water to get used to the standing up part. It's very different to the moving water of the ocean but it will help you build confidence and skills.......... and don't fall for the trap of getting a sexy low volume, pulled in nose surf shape to learn on. They look hot on the beach but they're a whole different ball game on the water until you have some experience. Start on a nice big 10 x 34 (Starboards Whopper comes to mind)
and you will progress nicely and have fun doing it.

Cheers


micksmith
VIC, 1212 posts
26 Oct 2018 7:06AM
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TaoJones said..

Tonz said..
As a noob getting prepared for paddle board lessons, Ive taken an interest in this page/area of the forum, but very very confused, SWMBO says thats not hard.

I thought a paddle board was for paddling around quiet waters on a beautiful day, but there it appears that many of you use them for surfing as well.

So what if any differences are there between surf and paddle boards.

see really ignorant.




A disadvantage is that you will generally move around a bit more. Proning, tends to allow you to sit in one spot between sets.








I would say that's more an Advantage

Tonz
194 posts
29 Oct 2018 6:53PM
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TaoJones said..

Tonz said..
As a noob getting prepared for paddle board lessons, Ive taken an interest in this page/area of the forum, but very very confused, SWMBO says thats not hard.

I thought a paddle board was for paddling around quiet waters on a beautiful day, but there it appears that many of you use them for surfing as well.

So what if any differences are there between surf and paddle boards.

see really ignorant.





Oh, and as a newbie spend a bit of time on flat water to get used to the standing up part. It's very different to the moving water of the ocean but it will help you build confidence and skills.......... and don't fall for the trap of getting a sexy low volume, pulled in nose surf shape to learn on. They look hot on the beach but they're a whole different ball game on the water until you have some experience. Start on a nice big 10 x 34 (Starboards Whopper comes to mind)
and you will progress nicely and have fun doing it.

Cheers




Pt Lincoln is situated in huge Boston Bay South Oz, very rarely do we see waves around here although the other side of the peninsula....thats another story.
I think I'll be fortunate there is a local family business that hires boards and teaches for 1 - 1.5 hour lessons. This will show if I have the talent to stand up.



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