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radicalstate

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SUP on Aruba
« on: June 28, 2013, 08:01:05 AM »
Just wanted to let people know there's a growing community of stand up paddleboarding on aruba as well. I've made a personal journal that has some footage. Let me know what you think

http://sup.bruceharms.com/
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SlatchJim

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Re: SUP on Aruba
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2013, 08:26:27 AM »
You sir, are a martyr for the cause!  ;D 
I like the family feel of these videos...clearly a great time.

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Re: SUP on Aruba
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2013, 05:08:58 PM »
Thank you! Yes alot of accent on family  :)
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Re: SUP on Aruba
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2013, 05:43:02 PM »
My future in-laws have a timeshare at the Marriott down there, I got to go a few years ago. Wasn't much happening SUP at the time but I'm excited that it is picking up. How are the rental boards in general on the island? Is Fanatic a widely used brand there (an Allwave is my definite next board)?

Thanks for what you are adding to the sport. 

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Re: SUP on Aruba
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2013, 07:13:06 AM »
It's definitely picking up... Well typical boards here are, JP Australia, Fanatic, Jimmy Lewis and some of the plastic stuff at the hotel. A friend of mine also has some Mistrals.

I am hooked on SUP so i like doing what I can.

On aruba they are renting these boards out at the hotel without instruction, so you'll see people on boards having a horrible time (holding the paddle backwards for example) and I will always try and give some pointers if I happen to paddle by.

Even-though supping is pretty easy people underestimate the instruction necessary to enjoy it the first couple of times.
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Re: SUP on Aruba
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2016, 07:58:02 PM »
Cryogenic revival to this thread.
Going back to Aruba May 28-June 4.
I see there about two places that rent standup paddleboard in Aruba. But I don't see anything that looks reasonable for a weekly rental rate.

Any new updates on rental places in Aruba in the last year?




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