Prone paddleboarding

Discussion in 'Global Surf Talk' started by Toonces, Jan 29, 2017.

  1. Toonces

    Toonces Well-Known Member

    Apr 25, 2016
    I was just wondering if any of you guys prone paddleboard for fun or fitness. If so, how often and what kind or workouts do you do?

    I have a 12'6 Bark paddleboard that I used to paddle around quite a bit in warmer weather. If find that in the colder weather it's almost more trouble than it's worth. My typical paddle, if I go, is about 45-60 minutes. I usually paddle for time rather than distance, depending on the weather. If it's calm I may do a distance paddle. I think a one hour paddle equates to about 4 miles for me.

    I never see anybody prone paddleboarding around here; just curious if anyone does it on the forums.
  2. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    On my 9' LB I will prone paddle for distance on a glassy flat day if I'm in the mood.

  3. Betty

    Betty Well-Known Member

    Oct 14, 2012
    Same here. We also have a deck of waterproof playing cards. We play poker paddling around on flat glassy summer days. After a few hands, paddle up and down the beach, looking for manatees and other marine life.
  4. kidde rocque

    kidde rocque Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2016
    You have a 12'6'' paddleboard made out of Bark?

    Sounds ruff.
  5. red dog

    red dog Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2015
    looks like a sick workout for your shoulders! the kind in CHASING MAVS!
  6. frontsidecrotchgrab

    frontsidecrotchgrab Well-Known Member

    Oct 29, 2012
    yeah, I prone year-round. I have a stock Bark commander. I do an interval training program deigned by Aussie legend Mike di Betta. Couple that with skating. Best way to stay in shape during flat spells.
  7. Toonces

    Toonces Well-Known Member

    Apr 25, 2016
    Care to share that workout?

    I've toyed with the idea of doing a Molokai-Oahu training routine I found online, but it's just too damn cold to get in the water everyday, for me at least.

    I don't find my LB as convenient to paddle for fitness as my paddleboard, although I suspect any paddling you do will work just as well from a fitness standpoint.

    I've done some searching online for info on prone paddleboarding and it is almost impossible to find anymore since the advent of SUP. Truly, prone seems like a dying sport.

    I've seen some pretty awesome stuff paddling. One day offshore in Hawaii I had a mother and baby humpback whale swim within about 10' feet of me. It was just humbling to see animals that big, that close, with nothing but a little paddleboard between me and them...I mean, you just never know.
  8. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    I have thought about getting one but since my SUP collects dust I figure so will a prone paddle board. If there is a rideable wave I'm on it, so that's 250 - 300 days a year around here. I'd rather be surfing. When I'm not surfing it's usually because its blown out / VAS conditions. That leaves very few flat and glassy days.

    So I wouldn't use it enough and therefore I just use my LB on those days. It's a great workout if you push yourself and it's good endurance training using the same muscles and technique as surfing. You want it to be convenient? Get a jet ski then lol just messin. If there were longer flat spells here I could see getting one.
  9. frontsidecrotchgrab

    frontsidecrotchgrab Well-Known Member

    Oct 29, 2012
    That's pretty cool! From what I understand it's starting to pick up again. All the kooks that got into SUP racing have started to get more core and figured out that prone is next level ****.

    PM me your email and I'll send the program along. It'll turn you into a beast in no time. Staying in position during drifty days will be much easier...
  10. frost

    frost Well-Known Member

    Jul 31, 2014
    someone say The Beast?
  11. cepriano

    cepriano Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2012
    always wanted a paddleboard,sheeit id even take a kayak idc,just to paddle around.iv paddled a few times on a longboard in the past,nothing recent.but a nice warm flat day id just go out a decent distance and just paddle along the shore.

    now say paddling out into open ocean for an hour,i don't think I would do that.thats scary stuff for me lol.when I can still see land I'm good.but if u have to squint ur eyes to see the land,ur probably out there with some big creatures
  12. surfin

    surfin Well-Known Member

    Jul 22, 2012
    I can see the benefits of prone paddling all year . He-man arms for those big gnarly days . Stay on the peak in that ripping current , have a second gear when that set rolls in . 3 stokes your in , No noodle arm sin drone . I can definitely see the benefits , but its to cold for me . its either surfing or kite surfing , and i am picky on those days too . The cold really knocks down the motivation for other water recreations .
  13. Mr.Belmar

    Mr.Belmar Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    Would like to have a real prone paddle board but I don't have one. Really love paddling in warm weather... I have an old windsurfing board that works really well- good option for those who don't want to spend the money- you can find windsurfing boards on craigslist for 25 bucks