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May 28, 2013, 05:18 PM #31
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May 28, 2013, 06:11 PM #34
So, make jokes about the SUP all you want, it's not for everybody, and at 21 years old I probably would have thought it was gay like you, but as time goes on you'll find that you care less about what people think and more about having fun. I can say without a doubt I have more fun on the SUP than I ever thought possible. If you can't take me seriously just because the letters SUP are at the end of my screenname then that's on you, but just know that it's just a screename and not what I identify with as a person, it's just one of my many wave riding crafts.
Last edited by DawnPatrolSUP; May 28, 2013 at 07:16 PM.
I can affirm brewenginneer & DawnPartrolSUP's assessment. Yesterday was a good example. Knee high, semiclean, low tide, not very good conditions at my regular break. Yet, there were 6 or 7 SUPers, myself included, having a blast at dawn patrol, cut'n up, catching waves, sun, and fresh salty air, in waves that were not inviting to other craft. Additionally, when it's super flat, you can get a super core workout or explore inlets and tributaries.
Granted, I am in my 50's, I do skate (now mainly to cross-train for surfing), and got a late start at surfing, however, a SUP is a nice craft to have, and the designs continue to progress, and they can be surfed well.
I do understand the angst towards SUPs, mainly drawn by some people who are ignorant of or disregard etiquette, but if we are honest, etiquette and safety violations are not exclusive to riders of SUPs. SUPs just can be more dangerous when not handled skillfully, however, I wouldn't want to take a short board in the noggin either.
Last edited by capecodcdog; May 28, 2013 at 08:02 PM.
May 28, 2013, 07:32 PM #36
May 28, 2013, 08:10 PM #37
been to the higher levels. used to bs board-slide 14 set handrails at camp woodward east when i was 12 with Anthony Furlong.
you guys are all probably right, when i get old and fat Ill probably SUP. But for now its skating when theres no waves. If i make it to your guys age that be nice. Until then it's 27 as the end of the line. shred till dead.
Last edited by trevolution; May 28, 2013 at 08:11 PM. Reason: forgot about the way im living my life...
May 28, 2013, 08:12 PM #38
ain't nothing wrong with skating....I opted to stay far far away from the crowds this weekend and got 3 solid days in of longboarding. Good times....
May 28, 2013, 08:19 PM #40
As for getting an SUP when you are old and fat, well, if you think you can do it, it's not as easy as it looks, and 90% of people who are any good on them, are anything but fat, if anything, they are more shreaded than most surfers. But I do see plenty of fat guys on them, but they gotta start somewhere.