I have just come back from Indo where one particular spot I wanted to surf it so bad but the scene was not quite conducive to
standing up out in the crowded line up with a paddle,
So I thought, “what the hell I will surf it prone style on my SUP!”
And I was really quite impressed how well the Pro comes of the bottom and turned off the top,
no wonder they feel so good once you have the pivot of a paddle as well!
That's how I got back to my feet following several knee surgeries. It's just a big surfboard, after all.
What size board and rider?
Great shots.....you are ripping.... I bet it was a blast. Any notice from the other surfers in the line-up?
The board is a 8ft x 28" x 96ltr - and i really enjoy riding it with and without a paddle,
I am 83kg on a good day, and cannot and will not put any more weight on for obvious reasons.
All the crew in the line up where pretty cool, they hardly know it was a stand up, it just looks more like maybe a long board to the uninitiated,
There was quite a strong sweep running from the inside reef and i had the advantage of being able to paddle into it a lot easier than the short boarders,
those boards do paddle prone really well with or without the paddle tucked under your chest.
Coming home from a road trip I stopped in at Cresent heads for a surf to find great waves but a crowded line up. I thought if I go out there in a SUP I am only going to cause tension. So I took the 7"4 x28 85ltr Airborn and surfed it. It surfed great and the extra paddle power allowed me to sit further out the back and pick off the set waves!!!! So I was still hated anyway but had a blast
Ha Oz you rip on that board in anything!
I thought you were "supposed to" throw your paddle away once you got on a wave? You mean you normally hang on to them? Damn!
Lordy, you will get the hang of it, a foreign a concept as it is to have a paddle in your hands when first starting to sup,
yes, it is definately a good option to have surfrod to get out there and go it prone if there is a tight pack but it's pumping
I am also going for a 7 7" with one of my 2015's, so i can imagine that is going to be better again to prone paddle,
still i won't be prone paddling unless i have to, as I would much rather glide in standing up !
looking at your great surfing shots it just looks like you have just photoshopped the paddle out as I could imagine the exact same hand and arm placement with the paddle...does that make sense?
Not quite, but i can see how you could imagine that.
Excellent form there Aussie, have to try that myself, haven't proned in years.