Woke up to check the surf and was disappointed to see heavy NE winds predicted early – but what do you do when the photographer is on deck? She so rarely offers, I hated to miss the chance for a few good shots. We rolled South to the beach with coffee in hand deciding to make the best of whatever we found. After all, if the wind dies for 30 min you get your wave count in alone… we all know how this works [wink].
You want a performance SUP experience but let’s face it – none of us want to battle a sinking board while paddling out, no matter how great it may surf once it’s finally up to speed and riding. During a recent conversation with an experienced SUP surfer who’s riding boards in the upper 8 foot to 9 foot range – he confided as we chatted opinions on surf SUPs in ‘volumes’ and shapes that he hasn’t really understood volume well enough to apply it when considering a new board.