Well 2013 is only 12 weeks away.
What will beat out sup
as the next new hottest paddling trend ?
Well 2013 is only 12 weeks away.
I heard the Coast Guard
is going to be pushing for banning all paddle craft except SUP’s. In addition the legislation will include provisions that only professional models or those that could be professional models will be allowed to paddle them. Additionally, all male paddlers will be required to be topless (no PFD’s) and all female paddlers must be in bikinis (no PFD’s). An internal survey at the Coast Guard showed that under those circumstances the Coast Guard would not mind any additional rescues required. SUP rescue duty is also likely to become a popular junket for state and federal legislators if the legislation passes.
PS - Having to send in the requisite head-shots and bathing suit photos to get your SUP license will be somewhat of a pain. I am applying for a position in the SUP licensing bureau as part of my continued support of the paddling industry.
My perdectiona; oar locks of some kind
THAT IS NOT FAIR!
the girls should be topless too.
Dream on …
I’ve seen a lot of kids really getting into it…
My two sons were hooked within about 5 minutes.
Maybe Keith W will post some pics of his next generation.
Stand On Head Paddling.
I tried my first SUP at ECCK 2008. Not liking the demo paddles, I used my home carved GP to propel myself with clothes and style about the lake. I hear-by claim all past, present and future rights and profits from the next big thing in paddle sports, GP^SUP.
in New York they can be if they so choose.
SUP Won’t Fade Away!
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!
Don’t know about what’s next…
…but SUP is still in the growth and rapid evolution phase. And I barely see any of them on the used market yet.
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.
Stand Up Canoeing!
That can be S-SUC for Solo or T-SUC for Tandem.
Ok back to work for me.
See you on the water,
The River Connection, Inc.
Hyde Park, NY
Home of Freestyle SUC
after “taming” (decimating) the west, that darn crazy native practice keeps gettng practiced…
I know what it won’t be
Some here are already good at it, and you don’t even have to get wet.
And Also In Hawaii
Where the State Supreme Court determined that female breasts are not sexual parts.
"Carp Pull Tunneling"
Find a very large cooperative carp. Ask him (or her) to hang onto your tow rope. Hold your breath and head toward all those tunnels that everyone told you to never go into with your kayak…let alone your SUP.
The SUP won’t fade away, but…
the paddle will be replaced with an ultralite gas powered weed-whacker with a propeller on the end!