Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Our Walden SUP is on the way!

Michelle and I have, for some period of time, been toying with the idea of getting into stand up paddle boarding to more amenably cope with the poor summer surfing period.
After researching many different boards, last Friday, partly because because I have been very happy with my 9' 6" Walden Magic longboard, we splashed out on a 10' 10" Walden SUP which utilises a step deck design and :
"integrates the famous original Magic Model rocker combined with concaves for stability and V-bottom for turning. This makes the ride loose yet stable and turning is easy. Completely versatile for surf or cruising flat water. As stable as a much longer board with the width and concave. It also features a 3/4 length traction pad that is counter sunk into the deck of the surfboard and comes with a 9" centre fin and FCS SW side fins."

Update We now both have a SUP each and can vouch for:
  1. It is a hell of a lot harder than it looks ( I managed to face plant on the front of mine the first day I had a go ).
  2. It is a hell workout and particularly good for the core muscles so great as an off season alternative.
  3. It is very difficult to work out where to be to catch a wave and even if you do know you have to know nice and early otherwise you will not be where you want to be at the right time.

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