the amount of people that surf an SUP like laird: maybe 100 on the planet
the amount of people that THINK they surf an SUP like laird: EVERYONE ELSE
i was watching them sup the big ones downbeach today...slow, clunky, kinda like taking the
subway instead of driving a sports car...and good luck with us surfer dudes finding you in time
when you bonk yourself...cause its not likely....
I don't hate suppers like I don't hate spongers,but I don't like them.nothing wrong with what they are doing,other than getting in the way.its like comparing baseball to football,they both use balls but completely different sport.i think sups should be reserved for lakes and bays,and spongers in the shorebreak.I like to surf normal going up and down the wave,being able to control your board.u cant do that on a longboard,sup,or sponge.sure u can angle yourself to turn but its half azz.im borderline 6ft tall and the boards I ride are like a half foot shorter than me.i have maximum control so I know exactly where im going on the wave.
theres a few really good suppers like laird,gerry,raimana,a few.
theres a few good spongers also
but I feel the same way with spongers and sups as I do regular normal surfers that crowd up my spots.i lost a lot of really good breaks over the last 5 years