Most surfers agree surf SUP is easier than surfing. It has a much tamer learning curve and generally has you standing and riding waves a lot sooner than on a surfboard. Once you’re able to catch and follow small waves, however, the challenges of SUP will get closer to those of regular surfing.
Can you learn to surf on a SUP?
You can surf on a stand-up paddleboard. In fact, stand up paddleboard surfing or SUP surfing is one of the most exciting activities that you can do while riding your paddleboard. However, your paddleboard should be of appropriate shape and size so that you can ride those unpredictable waves.
What is it called when you stand on a surfboard and paddle?
Standup paddleboarding (SUP) is a water sport born from surfing with modern roots in Hawaii. Stand up paddle boarders stand on boards that are floating on the water, and use a paddle to propel themselves through the water.
How big should my SUP be?
The most popular SUP boards for general use are 10-11 feet in length and between 32 and 34 inches wide. If stability is a high priority for you, you’ll want to look for a board that is 33-34 inches wide. You can go wider, but you may end up with a board that is sluggish and less fun to paddle.
Which is harder paddle boarding or surfing?
Paddle boarding is easier than surfing as paddle boarding can be done on calm flat water with no wind, where only a basic level of balance and reactive skills are needed. Surfing, on the other hand, requires more balance, coordination and reactive skills than SUP.
Is paddleboarding good for surfing?
For surfers, swimming and paddling are two of the best things you can do for crosstraining. You can do them any time, and they’ll help so much with your endurance while you’re surfing.
What should I reply for SUP?
As a greeting: “What’s up?” or here (West Midlands of England) commonly just “sup” is a general greeting, you can response with answers like “Not much”, “Nothing”, “Alright” etc. In this context, the response is just a return of the greeting, or a confirmation that all is going normally.