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Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by CYCOlogist, Dec 7, 2019.
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
So you recommend trying?
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.
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.
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.
Wayback machine with George Greenough:
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.
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.
lt's like body surfing... but better.
Just a joke fellas
Saw a mat surfer at Rincon, Ca once.
Why would you do this over a bodyboard?
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.
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.
yeah its been a super long time but i recall that they are damn near impossible to turn.
You basically have to inflate and drag a fin to turn... more like a stall turn than a rail turn.
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???