Mat surfing

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  1. CYCOlogist

    CYCOlogist Active Member

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  2. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    Bought one from a local who didn't like it..although I had my doubts about him actually ever surfing. Its been fun .. I got a long way to go skill wise but I'm having fun
     
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  3. CYCOlogist

    CYCOlogist Active Member

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    So you recommend trying?
     
  4. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    Man,, I can't speak to anyones love for the ocean but its always cool finding different ways to enjoy the ocean. Its not surfing and its not a boog , borrow one from a friend. its worth a try.
     
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  5. desandan

    desandan Well-Known Member

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    Feb 12, 2013
    Seems cool to try, esp on the days we have swell but its all closeouts, bad wind, or what not. Better than more SUPs in the lineup.
     
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  6. CYCOlogist

    CYCOlogist Active Member

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    I actually like to SUP but only flat water bays or lakes. Maybe in the ocean but definitely not in or anywhere near the lineup.
     
  7. CYCOlogist

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  8. CYCOlogist

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  9. CYCOlogist

    CYCOlogist Active Member

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    Wayback machine with George Greenough:
     
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  10. desandan

    desandan Well-Known Member

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    Feb 12, 2013
    Yes, I agree. I really enjoy fishing from a SUP or going during the summer flat spells.

    But I never understood the guys who think they can just paddle all over and take any set wave bc they were "on it first." The guys who SUP and respect the line up I have no beef with but there does not seem to be many.
     
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  11. CYCOlogist

    CYCOlogist Active Member

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    Yeah that's often the case. Personally, a SUP board just has too much volume to muscle around in the surf. SUP for me is just an enjoyable way to cruise around and not a surf vehicle.
     
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  12. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    lt's like body surfing... but better.
     
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  13. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    [​IMG]Just a joke fellas
     
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  14. Notaseal

    Notaseal Well-Known Member

    Apr 18, 2015
    Saw a mat surfer at Rincon, Ca once.
     
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  15. aka pumpmaster

    aka pumpmaster Well-Known Member

    Apr 30, 2008
    Why would you do this over a bodyboard?
     
  16. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    I think bodyboards are pretty neutral from a performance perspective. With a mat you can squeeze it and change the shape and firmness of the mat as you ride to keep you in the most critical spot on the wave. Plus, you can deflate it and roll it up into your backpack.
     
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  17. La_Piedra

    La_Piedra Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2017
    Different sensations, different speeds.

    on a boogieboard, a large percentage of your body and board is immersed. On a mat, speed is increased as you glide on top of the water. Much less drag is created. However, turning ability is sacrificed substantially.
     
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  18. aka pumpmaster

    aka pumpmaster Well-Known Member

    Apr 30, 2008
    yeah its been a super long time but i recall that they are damn near impossible to turn.
     
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  19. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    You basically have to inflate and drag a fin to turn... more like a stall turn than a rail turn.
     
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  20. Notaseal

    Notaseal Well-Known Member

    Apr 18, 2015
    No comprende
    What i think is that the water flowing up the face of the wave is a lift. We catch this lift with our fins and rails and go.
    So i don't no how mats can go that fast down the line???