Geez, I've never seen this place so quiet.

Submitted by Rambo on Sat, 03/19/2011 - 8:45pm

tell me about it, there is nothing left to read

#1 Sat, 03/19/2011 - 9:52pm

Echo that.

We need something to tee off on, get everyone going.

Substitute "paddling"

pog g g g g g g

#2 Sun, 03/20/2011 - 10:21am

We could talk religion and politics .

#3 Tue, 03/22/2011 - 1:41am

A good question to talk about is about SUP and outrigger canoe
In Brazil we are watching an incredible increase of SUP (Surf, race, recreational) and OC seems to be the same old group.
Is it happen worldwide?



#4 Tue, 03/22/2011 - 8:49am

That's better....

#5 Wed, 03/23/2011 - 1:02pm

Why? Price is why.

#6 Wed, 03/23/2011 - 6:41pm


It's certainly a growing sport where I paddle (in New Zealand). Perhaps there's an element of "current fad" around it. I was surprised at the number of SUPS around after the Takapuna Beach Cup that Rambo videoed (good job BTW).

A guy I work with recently purchased a board and paddle for about 1/2 the price of my Pegasus. He did it because he saw some other guys on a SUP and thought it looked "cool", gave it one try and of he went. The store that sold him the board showed him how to hold the paddle back to front. So support for SUP is perhaps not as good as it could be, with this particular shop specialising in windsurfers and recently entered the SUP market as a sideline.

I've seen a number of SUPers out with kids on the front of the board so that certainly is an added attraction over an outrigger/ski/kayak. Add to that the ease of rigging, putting on a roof of a car, carrying around, etc and it the attractions begin to add up.


#7 Wed, 03/23/2011 - 8:39pm

instead of wondering why anyone would, think of why anyone wouldn't. there isn't a single reason NOT to sup.

get after it everyone. canoe paddling is so last month.

#8 Wed, 03/23/2011 - 9:29pm

Yeah wait till Kamanu unveil their new 6 man SUP its awesome

#9 Wed, 03/23/2011 - 9:37pm

This is just a personal opinion, but I'd way rather surf than sup.

#10 Thu, 03/24/2011 - 3:10am

why stand up when you can sit down!

I suffer from MS and OC / Va paddling is a great way to get on the water, having spent years kayak sprint and marathon racing

The sport is starting to make waves in the UK

#11 Thu, 03/24/2011 - 3:32am

I recently got a paddle and board kind of. but what I found is you can see more from a standing position. Its hard on my legs feet and hips. I think I'm way to tense. fun alternative to training.

#12 Thu, 03/24/2011 - 5:08am

Dana Point Ocean Challenge (California) earlier in the month had 103 SUP racers in the event. I believe there were three divisions of 12'6" and 14' and Unlimited. At least it's growing pretty quickly on the U.S. west coast.

Here's Waterhound's (David Wells) account of the race.

#13 Thu, 03/24/2011 - 7:04am

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