Surf’s up – so get your surf SUP
Stand up paddle boarding has evolved in so many different ways – but its roots remain in surfing.
For seasoned surfers, SUP surf riding provides a whole new perspective on their love affair with the ocean. From the vertical, the coming sets are easier to read and the paddle helps position a surfer for the best ride.
For the same reasons, SUP is a great way to learn to surf. With greater stability and help from the paddle you can take waves from a standing start and get the feel of surf riding before progressing to a standard surf board.
Surf Series SUP boards
Our wave riding boards are different to racing and touring boards in three ways:
- More rocker – essential for efficient carving, top turns, and avoiding nose dives when dropping into a wave.
- Shorter – for high performance, surf SUP boards are typically 8-10 feet although bigger boards (guns) are used for big surf days. The shorter the board, the harder it is to paddle standing up, but the easier it is to control and turn in the surf.
- Special Tail and fin set ups – for stability in high-speed turns. The three-fin thruster setup is a popular choice, but we also have other combinations.
Paddle surf on an all-rounder for beginners
If the waves aren’t too big, you can get a good feel for riding the waves on an all-rounder stand up paddleboard with a leash and a shorter paddle. Give it a try on your all-rounder and we believe you will have an amazing ocean-loving experience. The bigger board helps keep you afloat, and when you’ve paddled onto the wave you are already standing up! As you progress, however, a shorter board with the right shape for surf (more rocker and purpose designed fins and tail like we said) is going to get you into the surf-riding groove faster.