Prone Paddle Boards?

PaulJensen

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Feb 16, 2004
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Washington State - USA

(above) My hollow 12'er...

 

SMUKES

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Jun 23, 2009
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USA California
Amazing. I think about how a denser boat would go, the obsession with lightness makes for some terrible Long boards. My bark feels every bump and every gust across the beam. I know my Sailboat benefits in terms of sea kindliness from its weight. I gladly pay the speed penalty.
 

waveglider619

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Sep 8, 2017
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SD
Amazing. I think about how a denser boat would go, the obsession with lightness makes for some terrible Long boards. My bark feels every bump and every gust across the beam. I know my Sailboat benefits in terms of sea kindliness from its weight. I gladly pay the speed penalty.
I just talked to Joe yesterday about getting a 14 footer and he was saying that the carbon fiber boards tend too be too light for harsher conditions and he's suggesting the boards be a little heavier.

 

pintail

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Feb 19, 2004
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LA, California
Depends on the swell. I've ridden swells on a small paddleboard, 12', a couple of hundred yards offshore, got rides of twenty yards and more if the swell direction was suitable for the area. Best time I've had was when I was in among a pod of dolphins, all riding the same swell with me.
 

SharkB8

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Sep 21, 2011
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USA Virginia
I’m not great at catching bumps on prone but decent at it in a oc1. I really think everyone that surfs should try prone. It’s such a eye opener of how out of paddle shape we are. This was at the end of my first race. 9 miler when I had only done 4-4.5 miles usually. Still new to it but just at the finish out of water and gas my dad is yelling “are you almost done?” I kept laughing until I finished. I didn’t want to look at a prone for a week after that.
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DJR

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Feb 1, 2018
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Carolina Beach NC
I’m not great at catching bumps on prone but decent at it in a oc1. I really think everyone that surfs should try prone. It’s such a eye opener of how out of paddle shape we are. This was at the end of my first race. 9 miler when I had only done 4-4.5 miles usually. Still new to it but just at the finish out of water and gas my dad is yelling “are you almost done?” I kept laughing until I finished. I didn’t want to look at a prone for a week after that. View attachment 28083
True. Do it for a month consistently and you’ll notice how much better you’re paddling for the surfin
 




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