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To SUP or not to SUP
Did you leave the pump at home? that is the question!!! :mute :rage
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That the boy! Many a day spent at Stokes Bay, waiting for the wind. About 40 year ago!
More likely to have been Hillhead rather than Stokes bay waiting for enough wind to get onto the plane in my case. Think that was when the ‘need a van’ seed was sown.


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More likely to have been Hillhead rather than Stokes bay waiting for enough wind to get onto the plane in my case. Think that was when the ‘need a van’ seed was sown.


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Yep, the car park at Hill Head, "monkey hill" in my Splitty.
 
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We Cali holiday in the south of France every year and noticed lots of inflatable paddle boards last year mostly hired from the local nautical centre.It was all new to us so I decided to but exactly the same model as hired out by the nautical centre.We have been here now 8 days and can now both stand up on it and paddle about on it despite the small waves.We are both really chuffed as we are in our 50s.
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It comes in a rucksack complete with pump paddle and repair kit £300 from amazon
Really impressed with it
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Tried SUP whilst on holiday last week. Barcelona region, hired one off the beach.

Blooming heck, it’s hard work!

My other half was a natural at it, never fell off once. But I wobbled and wobbled before falling off again! My best effort was 4 mins without falling off.

Sure trying to learn whilst being having waves didn’t help, but I was quite useless it has to be said! Wouldn’t mind another go, but in a lake next time. :)
 
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Yes I agree a moderate amount of waves make standing pretty hard for a beginner.
 
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Have really enjoyed SUP at Studland Bay and South Milton Sands over the last couple of weeks. Good quality boards available to hire at both locations (including tandems at Studland) and nice calm waters for beginners like me. Will be in the market to buy one next Spring ready for our month in the Lakes and Western Scotland.
 
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Tried SUP whilst on holiday last week. Barcelona region, hired one off the beach.

Blooming heck, it’s hard work!

My other half was a natural at it, never fell off once. But I wobbled and wobbled before falling off again! My best effort was 4 mins without falling off.

Sure trying to learn whilst being having waves didn’t help, but I was quite useless it has to be said! Wouldn’t mind another go, but in a lake next time. :)
My partner took a while to get used to it. I read somewhere that the male brain needs around 30 hours on the board and longer if you are on the heavy side, whilst a female brain can commit the muscle memory and balance almost immediately. I don’t know how true it is though.

Age, weight and fitness levels all play a part as much as the board you are using. He actually tried a longer, thinner board with one fin whilst in Wales and was better on that than our beginner ones. Go figure!

Persevere with it, and practice on canals if you can. Apart from bring good beginner spots with no waves, they usually have pubs!
 
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I read somewhere that the male brain needs around 30 hours on the board and longer if you are on the heavy side,
As most of the hour I had was spent off the board, trying to get back on, it will take me some time to get to a whole 30 hours on the board!! :D

Persevere with it, and practice on canals if you can. Apart from bring good beginner spots with no waves, they usually have pubs!
I did actually quite enjoy the experience, or at least the thought of it, so will give it another go. The promise of pubs is all the motivation I need!!
 
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