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.
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.