Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Waiting on the perfect wave

Killing time waiting for the waves...
Surfers waiting for their curls to come in...
One reason I prefer surfing on a stand up paddleboard (SUP) to regular surfing is perfectly illustrated here. A lot of surfing involves simply bobbing listlessly while waiting for a good set of waves to come in. Like this group here off Jordan River.

On a SUP though you can fill in the dead time with some paddling and flat water maneuvers. And because you can see further out when standing than when lying down, you can see the good waves coming from a distance and get ready for them.

A lot of surfers miss decent waves because they don't see them until the waves are nearly on top of them.

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