SUP on Faith, in the Numbers

SUP Surf Check Doheny State Beach, CA w

When the surf is this big, understanding where waves and surf are hitting becomes a bit easier.

So many times I get up, drive down to Doheny for my first glimpse of the waves and it’s flat. I mean not just knee-high smallish, but ankle high. By all definitions “flat”.  Sometimes, I drive to the next spot on faith. Well – “educated faith” maybe. I know about some things SUP surf beginners transitioning from flat water stand up paddle often don’t…

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How I Save Thousands on SUP Travel Costs

Tim Chandler Flying Southwest Airlines to Teach SUP

Tim Chandler, teaching ACA stand up paddle lessons off hours on a business trip to Texas.

I fall into a category of fliers that borders on extreme. Not “shoot-the-canyon wing-suit extreme” – but I’ve traveled for business for over 20 years and I average around 75 round trip flights a year. On many trips, I take a travel SUP for mixing in morning or evening stand up paddle sessions where I can. I’m not bragging, I’m qualifying. What I’m about to tell you about carrying gear on a plane, I say with experience.
 

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Stand Up Paddle Meet-ups in South Orange County

Stand Up Paddle meet-up groups are awesome for finding like minded people where-ever you go. I enjoy hanging out with other paddlers and leading a few sessions here and there, especially the open ocean distance group in Orange County.

We held a meet-up last year that was like most others – but one of our guests/friends Annie Maize ended up writing about her stand up paddle learning experiences in the Community section of SUP the Mag.

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