Paddle boarding

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This morning they were talking about something called "paddle boarding" on the radio. Apparently it's getting popular down at the "waveless" beach area near where I live.

Do you know what this is? Have you tried it?
 

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This morning they were talking about something called "paddle boarding" on the radio. Apparently it's getting popular down at the "waveless" beach area near where I live.

Do you know what this is? Have you tried it?
I think it's a way to extract information from toddler terrorists.
 
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I think it's a way to extract information from toddler terrorists.
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
 
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I think this might be what they are talking about:
http://www.paddlesurfhawaii.com/upimages/ajen1.jpg [Broken]

aka Paddle surfing
 
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Ooh what a cute little girl. (Ditch the brat, though!):uhh:
 
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Its a stupid trend for people who think they can surf.
 
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I saw people doing that in HI. Looked like fun, and they really were getting around quite well (and, yeah, it was mostly places with calm waters where the beaches were protected from heavy waves by rocks or reefs). I think I'd still prefer a canoe though...didn't look like there was any place to secure the beer on those surfboards with paddles.
 
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It would work even better seated on the board with a kayak paddle. You could scoot around pretty well.
 
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Maybe it is like training wheels for beginning surfers:cool:
 
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Maybe it is like training wheels for beginning surfers:cool:
:rofl: Though, I was wondering how much you needed to balance on those. I don't know if they pretty much are a regular surfboard, or if it's modified some way to make it easier to just stand and paddle like that without waves. For someone like me who is not a big fan of waves crashing over my head, it looks like a fun way to play in calmer water.
 
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No luck finding paddleboard rentals yet, but will try again next weekend.
 
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Paddle boarding, a historical perspective. EDIT: The National Geographic Version
 
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Paddle boarding, a historical perspective.

http://conservationrefugees.org/70.24.17.Crossing%20th [Broken]
...:redface:...he, um, needs to be a bit more careful when swaddling himself...
 
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...:redface:...he, um, needs to be a bit more careful when swaddling himself...
OMG I didn't see that. :rofl: :redface::redface:
 
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...:redface:...he, um, needs to be a bit more careful when swaddling himself...
OMG I didn't see that. :rofl:
:rofl::rofl::eek:
 
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I just prefer my Pyranha s6x kayak. It's so much fun.
 
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I just prefer my Pyranha s6x kayak. It's so much fun.
I had an early version of the Perception Saber. In class IV-V whitewater, it was like my body was the con on a submarine, with the boat submerged in the foam. Water with a lot of entrained air (decent rapids) is not real buoyant.
 
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Yeah, we ran the Chama river a few weeks ago, and we'd be going through some nice class IIIs and I'd have 10 inches of water ON TOP of my boat. It's great fun.
 
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Yeah, we ran the Chama river a few weeks ago, and we'd be going through some nice class IIIs and I'd have 10 inches of water ON TOP of my boat. It's great fun.
With the sharp rails of the Saber, the underwater dynamics were incredible, but then again the lack of buoyancy and the edginess allowed neat things like pirouettes on eddy-lines, etc. Fun boat!
 
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Mine actually has cut in rails, so its like an inward right angle on both edges. You can even install these fins on it in two different positions to give it better tracking for surfing in big holes.
 

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