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Preferred Method to Right Larger SUP in Surf?
« on: December 17, 2018, 07:37:14 AM »
Noticed this weekend I had a bit more of a challenge of righting my 10' 1" B&B in the surf after a wipeout and the board capsized (fin up)....got me thinking about it this morning and thought there might be a trick or two(?)  I typically grab the rather large 10" fin and wait for some chop or a wavelet to help with leveraging the board back over.....in the glassier conditions of this weekend there wasn't any help from the water so the friction interface given the boards length and width resulted in several attempts on most wipeouts to right the board......

Interested in hearing from the bigger board guys as to preferred righting method.....got to be a better way than using the fin which I now can't be good!

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Re: Preferred Method to Right Larger SUP in Surf?
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2018, 08:56:09 AM »
There is really no wrong way, just make sure that on windy days to put yourself downwind of the board when you flip it.

On stronger off-shores, I will push the windward rail up out of the water and let the wind do the lifting ;D

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Re: Preferred Method to Right Larger SUP in Surf?
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2018, 08:56:39 AM »
I typically just put one hand under one edge of the board and kind of flip it back over
away from me.
It helps to do it right when a wave or swell (not crashing) helps to raise the board up.
Sometimes, but rarely will I use the fin and only if I'm using a big single.

Yeah, sometimes there's suction that you have to overcome.

I will say, be careful if it is really windy.  A long time ago, I flipped my board like that
in a heavy wind and it took off airborne.  That day I'm remembering I had to use two
hands to be careful it didn't launch.
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Re: Preferred Method to Right Larger SUP in Surf?
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2018, 09:01:52 AM »
I seem to do this a lot...  Like, Subber, I do a one-handed push shot midships and it flops.

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Re: Preferred Method to Right Larger SUP in Surf?
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2018, 01:14:32 PM »
There is really no wrong way, just make sure that on windy days to put yourself downwind of the board when you flip it.


Do you mean "upwind"?
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Re: Preferred Method to Right Larger SUP in Surf?
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2018, 01:29:29 PM »
Doh! Good catch AP

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Re: Preferred Method to Right Larger SUP in Surf?
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2018, 01:32:07 PM »
Thanks guys!  Appreciate the tips.

All good Bean, I knew you meant body upwind, board downwind. 
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Re: Preferred Method to Right Larger SUP in Surf?
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2018, 10:15:43 AM »
Like a jetski, you grab the tail from behind with one hand on each side and flip it. It's almost effortless.

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Re: Preferred Method to Right Larger SUP in Surf?
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2018, 01:26:12 PM »
I almost always turn any board from the tail--probably a habit ingrained from downwinding where it's the safest way to keep in control of the board. I point the board downwind or down-wave and twist it to flip. Works on anything from the 22 foot Red Dragon to my 7'2" foil board. Flipping from the side is a good way to get whacked or have your board blow away. The exception is coming in to the beach on a foil. If I'm still on the board I go down to my knees, grab the handle, and roll the board and me over to get the foil in the air.
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Re: Preferred Method to Right Larger SUP in Surf?
« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2018, 03:36:23 PM »
My strategy in deep water is to grab across the board to the opposite rail, then use the other hand to sink the rail near me. Then I just sink down and the board flips.
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Re: Preferred Method to Right Larger SUP in Surf?
« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2018, 04:04:48 PM »
Don't do that in serious wind or big surf unless you're in a lull--and sure of it. When you lift the edge away from you the wind or wave can stuff it right into your chops.
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Re: Preferred Method to Right Larger SUP in Surf?
« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2018, 05:16:56 PM »
Bill, I'm never in either.
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Re: Preferred Method to Right Larger SUP in Surf?
« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2018, 05:55:50 PM »
Thank you again all!!!!

Seems so intuitively obviously now....upwind/body tail grab w. both hands and twist downwind/board to right. this and the reverse duck dive thread have been great!

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