Bodyboarding at Pipeline?

Discussion in 'Hawaiian Islands' started by ferrari4756, Oct 27, 2009.

  1. ferrari4756

    ferrari4756 Member

    Oct 25, 2009
    How do the Bodyboarders paddle out there with only a bodyboard? they have like no paddle power (not that much even with fins). Im not tryin to start a war, im jw because i tried paddling out in like 12 foot surf and couldnt do it at all.
  2. pollardhimself

    pollardhimself Member

    Aug 3, 2009
    you can walk out over the reef its easy as **** to get out but chuck the bodyboard tryin to paddle out threw sets of 6-10 waves at 10-15ft on a bodyboard is damn near impossible im buying a surfboard after trying it my damn self

  3. ECboarder

    ECboarder Well-Known Member

    Feb 11, 2009
    yeah i just paddled out in 8-12 ft surf on my bodyboard on saturday. when those big sets start pounding on you, thats when you just have to dive under. but that is only with waves 7-8 ft. or bigger. then when there is any lull whatsoever, then you have to paddle your a$$ off
  4. dbiz135

    dbiz135 Well-Known Member

    Oct 3, 2007
    I usually start paddling when the sets are breaking.... By the time the lull kicks in, I'm already near the impact zone..... then I just paddle my ass off till I make it past the breakers. If its really big 10-15ft you have to have the duckdive mastered. And you need to know how to duckdive into the face of the wave without getting pitched. In other words practice practice practice!!!!!!
  5. rodndtube

    rodndtube Well-Known Member

    May 21, 2006
    Watch some real footage of Pipeline or Sunset instead of drooling over Surfing Mag board logo close-up pics ;) The channel rip at Pipeline zoots you out in seconds. The challenge is being in position in the line-up and not getting whacked or clobbered when you are shoulder to shoulder in well overhead surf.
  6. live aloha

    live aloha Well-Known Member

    Oct 4, 2009
    Ditto. It's so easy to get in over your head on the north shore because the paddle out at a lot of the spots isn't all that bad. I remember the first time I surfed Logs. Got lucky and timed it PERFECT, in the lineup with dry hair. I then realized it was WAY scarier than I had imagined, sat there peeing myself for a solid hour until I finally just went for it and got the best wave of my life.
  7. Waverider82

    Waverider82 Well-Known Member

    Mar 26, 2010
    Got a youtube clip of the paddle out by any chance? I'd like to see it.
  8. rodndtube

    rodndtube Well-Known Member

    May 21, 2006
    Search "YouTube" for Pipeline footage. Maybe you'll find some clips.
  9. Waverider82

    Waverider82 Well-Known Member

    Mar 26, 2010
    There's like a million video's of pipe on youtube and I haven't seen one yet showing a full paddle out.
  10. rodndtube

    rodndtube Well-Known Member

    May 21, 2006
    If you have this many questions and can't figure it out then you are not ready. As the other chap noted above in this thread, paddling out is one thing, positioning and riding a wave without getting clobbered, smacked around good, or worse, is another thing. Few people seriously think about the currents and an exit strategy if things don't go according to plan. When surfing reef breaks, pocket coves, headlands, etc., you are best to be prepared - it is a different ballgame than riding beach breaks and sandbars along a relatively straight coast.
  11. Waverider82

    Waverider82 Well-Known Member

    Mar 26, 2010
    I wasn't planning a trip to pipeline. I barely have money for gas for my car. Foggetabout a plane ticket to I was just curious.
  12. william7gibbs

    william7gibbs New Member

    Sep 18, 2010
    Exactly.I do agree with you.
  13. gwapojosh

    gwapojosh New Member

    Sep 24, 2010

    thanks for the new post
  14. blakforest

    blakforest New Member

    Sep 27, 2010

    im gerade neu in diesem Forum...