What is the general consensus on SUPs in the lineup? (I had originally started to reply to the "controversial t shirt" thread (which by the way I like, though the bozo design is pretty hard to top). At the risk of being branded a total a-hole (not for the first time ) .... I feel kinda guilty about it, but I pretty much intensely dislike SUPs in the lineup! And yet I am totally fine with body boarders, surf kayakers, body surfers, long boards, short boards, kite boards, anything. I do believe it's a free ocean, and I especially have respect for anybody who can do something I can't. But something about SUP seems like cheating. I hate that they have no shame seeking mechanical advantage instead of fitness advantage. Here I am working my ass off as a 49yo trying to step _down_ from a long board to a big guy fish, and some guy goes by all smug because he is able to balance on what is essentially a two-dimensional small boat, and use a paddle to catch a wave ... slow.clap. The other thing that irritates me is so petty I am embarrassed to admit it, but it totally irks me to see these guys on land taking on every possible surfer affectation, and referring to SUPing as surfing. So I fully expect somebody to display how open-minded _they_ are by publicly trashing me and my opinion as small minded, fascist and everything that's wrong with America today. But isn't that why Al Gore invented the Internet, so we could insult strangers from in front of a glowing rectangle? So flame away! Or express your own opinion. Or if you are a SUPper you can plagiarize something, paste it here, and pretend it is your own accomplishment.