Sunday, July 31, 2011

Standup Paddle Surf

In all sports, I believe the level of difficulty is driven by environmental conditions.  Paddle surfing is no exception to that.  I had never done paddle surfing before -- in any condition, until we did it last week at this lagoon just outside the Hilton Hawaiian Village.  The calm waters was the perfect place to learn this great water activity.  I did it.  Sam and JJ did it as shown above.  However, open ocean paddle surfing is an entirely different beast given the stability requirements of standing up through a 2-3 foot wave and being able to paddle through it.  In fact, that belief was reinforced a few days later when I read in the paper about an accidental drowning in the north shore of a paddle surfer.

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