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.