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johnlanguab 04-13-2012 02:29 PM

Waste of time? I'm not sure utility is the thing we're looking for in recreation... It's great for your core, and for someone like me who can't sit still, it's a lot of fun.

shepherd 04-13-2012 03:24 PM


Originally Posted by mzimme (Post 830032)
I've seen people doing this while I've been on beach vacations. For the life of me, I have yet to figure out why people would pay money to stand on a surf board and paddle around the ocean. Seems like the biggest waste of time ever.

Can someone explain exactly what would motivate them to go spend 1200 bucks on something that looks so boring?

Ha! Exactly what I was thinking. Those things are very popular around my area. They even have free loaners at the rec center marina where I work. I've been thinking about trying them, figured it could at least be pretty good exercise. Despite the exercise benefits, I don't see how anyone can call it "a lot of fun." Maybe I'll change my mind when I try it. :rolleyes:

BrooksfamX2 04-13-2012 03:27 PM

My SIL makes them out of wook strips.

I have no interest.

johnlanguab 04-13-2012 04:01 PM

Sodar 04-13-2012 04:07 PM

Getting out on or in the ocean whether boat, board, yourself or any other means is the best thing in the world.

SUP boarding is great. The wife & I do it around the marina all the time and sometimes I get her to venture out into the ocean and into the waves. I'd much rather stand-up paddle board than be in a Kayak, too. I like being a little higher to see around.

shepherd 04-13-2012 04:51 PM


Originally Posted by johnlanguab (Post 830069)

Now THAT looks like fun. And a bit challenging too. Unfortunately, we don't have whitewater around these parts.

EricB 04-13-2012 05:07 PM


Originally Posted by johnlanguab (Post 830069)

This looks like a death wish to me....

barefoot 04-13-2012 05:49 PM

I'm using an old windsurfing board as my SUP. Works fine and a cheap alternative to buying a new one.

Brian B 04-13-2012 06:42 PM

^ Thats gnarly! This is what we do in Colorado

Brian B 04-13-2012 06:44 PM

I have a friend who rides his paddle board down stream through class 1 rapids on ^ that river! THAT sounds like fun to me. They now have inflatable boards.

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