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    Stand Up Paddleboarding Looks Really Boring

    Does anyone else think this?

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    I mean, if you are going to be paddling around, wouldn't you rather sit on a kayak? I don't really get the appeal. Although I still want to try it, just because it seems to be sweeping the nation by storm.
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    i bought a groupon for SUP but i am not able to use it so i sold it to a girlfriend, I was excited to try it! i've heard it's actually a pretty good work out. I think it would be fun to like go down a river or something, not just paddle around a lake.

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    This thread would be a lot more boring if the girl on the right was seated in a kayak.

    The Cape Cod Bay challenge blows my mind. You've got to be missing a few screws to want to SUP 34 miles from Plymouth to Wellfleet.

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    SUPing was not meant to be done in calm bodies of water. It's a derivative of surfing. You have to ride the waves to get the full experience. Do yourself a favor and hit a beach with some gentle waves and ride a few in (just stay clear of surfers because that big board, if uncontrolled, can cause a lot of damage).

    Catching waves is easier in an SUP -- longer board plus the paddle gives you more propulsion. You can get more rides on an SUP than on a standard longboard.

    I brought out my short board last Saturday because the waves were finally breaking on the Cape. There was an SUP in the lineup. That guy got more and longer rides than me.
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    Tried it in Jamaica last year and thought it was ok. I expected to like it more but I'd do it again.

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    tried it last summer on the ocean in NC, fun but not my bag. Son tried it and really liked it, might pick one up soon for local lakes if i can find a used one cheap.


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    Yeah I'd like to try it surfing I guess but mostly what I see is people on calm lakes doing yoga headstands
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    you know where this thread is headed . . .

    shit happens, wear a helmet.

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    shit happens, wear a helmet.

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    shit happens, wear a helmet.

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    Attitash - 2.17
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