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Gear Talk / Re: Beginner SUP surfing ???
« on: April 19, 2012, 07:25:44 PM »
Thanks DW,
So conditioning is a part of the reason for a beginner to start with a bigger board. I mainly thought board size had to do with technical ability. This is very helpful. :)

To me, the paddle out is the most demanding when surfing. I set on the board sometimes just to recoup if i get caught inside or... But the SUSurfer seem to get out with less effort and catch more waves. But i now see what you mean thanks again.

Gear Talk / Re: Beginner SUP surfing ???
« on: April 19, 2012, 06:23:12 PM »
I'm 65 Fishman. Here's my answers to your questions. YMMV.

2. I don't. For me SUP is better in small, big, and "holy crap I'm going to die" waves.

I think Im done with "holy crap I'm going to die waves".  :D

Thanks PonoBill,
 That was Very helpful, I can't wait to get hooked  :)

Gear Talk / Re: Beginner SUP surfing ???
« on: April 19, 2012, 05:04:01 PM »
I guess the second Part to that question is boards and paddles for Surfing SUP's.

I am 190lbs 6’4”, and have my eye on a Joe Blair 8’10” x 31 ˝” or maybe his 9’6” x32” for my first SUP board. I am even considering  Joe’s “sponge bob” soft boards as the price is better (if I keep my surfboards).
 I’m open to any other board suggestions. The JBlair line just looks like a very good design from what I no about surfing.  Add to that they appear to be a very good value also! I like the idea of wide boards over long. The South County 9er looks very good to me also, but I want to keep the price as low as possible $900ish for the Jblair is about the max $$ for me right now. I have not even ruled out a 9'10" tower. Opinions wanted.
I know I have to budget for a paddle also, it seems that spending the extra money on a great paddle may be the smart in the long run. So any suggestion there is welcome also.

Thanks Roland

Gear Talk / Beginner SUP surfing ???
« on: April 19, 2012, 04:54:58 PM »
Do surfers keep your surfboards after you starting SUP surfing?

I am getting ready to purchase my first Paddle board. So I am trying to budget some money to get a board or 2 for me and my family. Currently I have 3 nice surfboards that i am considering selling to afford a good/better SUP board. Parting with those boards is a big deal for me so this is where my question is centered.

My question is,
1.   Do any of you guys (older guy especially) ever go back to standard surfing after you really begin Stand up paddling/surfing?

2.   If so, what surf conditions/ or… are there when do you put the SUP aside to standard surf?

3.   How much less fatiguing is SUP surfing compared to lay-down surfing? I assuming it is less fatiguing, at least per waves caught.

I know i can buy a better SUPboard if i sell my surfboards but... ???

 This is a great forum, thanks to those who put this together.
Thanks Roland :)

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