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Paddle boarding

  1. Jun 20, 2008 #1

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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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    I think it's a way to extract information from toddler terrorists.
     
  4. Jun 20, 2008 #3

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    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
     
  5. Jun 20, 2008 #4

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    I think this might be what they are talking about:
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    aka Paddle surfing
     
  6. Jun 20, 2008 #5

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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 think I want to try it. It's supposed to be good exercise. I need to find a place that rents boards.
     
  10. Jun 22, 2008 #9

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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.
     
  11. Jun 22, 2008 #10

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    It would work even better seated on the board with a kayak paddle. You could scoot around pretty well.
     
  12. Jun 22, 2008 #11
    Maybe it is like training wheels for beginning surfers:cool:
     
  13. Jun 23, 2008 #12

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    :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.
     
  14. Jun 23, 2008 #13

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    No luck finding paddleboard rentals yet, but will try again next weekend.
     
  15. Jun 23, 2008 #14
    Paddle boarding, a historical perspective. EDIT: The National Geographic Version
     
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  16. Jun 23, 2008 #15

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    OMG I didn't see that. :rofl: :redface::redface:
     
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    :rofl::rofl::eek:
     
  19. Jun 23, 2008 #18
    I just prefer my Pyranha s6x kayak. It's so much fun.
     
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    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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