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S-U-P won't fade away,
soon it will be enhanced to liven your day,
they'll be droppin' that "Paddle" steppin' into foot pockets,
"Propulsion" achieved with "On Board!" rockets!
And then with derision towards new "water lice,"
all go rhythmically arisin' when others won't play nice,
a'wakin' the clapotis per dread-shred jet-set attack,
fly'n fast past paddle pushers of canoe and kayak,
But fear not folks pushed to paddle ages dark,
there are dinosaurs adrift and stompin' this Jurassic Park,
why just the other day canoed right at me can-nuk cambered,
El Dina-Mo derivative of drippin' Spam-gel amber!
that I surf often. Last year, maybe about 5-10% of the line-up last year. This year, almost 50%. A lot of them aren't even into surfing. They try to paddle (survive) through the break zone on a small day, and just paddle around, taking in the sun. That's cool. Whatever floats them.
My homebreak - still only one SUPer and one waveskier (me) so far in a line-up of boardies.
SUP isn't going to fade. The doers will select the ride of choice and stick with it. It's like saying skateboarding, or snoboarding is a fad. Given the demographics of who does what. I think seakayaking will peter out with the middle age group that currently consumes/affords the $3000 boats, $1000 drysuits and misc other (not insignificant) costs (e.g. sea kayaking haulers), lessons, etc that go with the "sport".
Personally, I say don't get caught up with what others do. Just do what you enjoy and/or are challenged/interested by.
self described ronin.
Somebody has a skin boat with a pump to stiffen
and or relax the actual frame; altering performance.
The Hull-Skin Is stretched tight by
three hydraulic hand pumps integrated into
a Marine-Grade Aluminum-Alloy Frame.
Paddler can change rocker while underway.
Slightly Submerged Stand-Up Paddle Boards for optimum stability when the weather gets rough
Or RIB Boards. (the hypalon from Germany is always better)
Because kayak women have to wear rubber berkas,
but SUP women are tan, fit, and scantily clad.
(It's not necessary to look at all 40 pages. Remember, you don't like SUP.)