I'm thinking about a displacement hull touring SUP; the BIC Ace-Tec Wing. Having test paddled it, I feel confident in its stability, and love its tracking and efficiency but I'm not sure about its surfability. When surfing, it would be Lake Erie 90% Atlantic 10%.
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Posted by: jesse59 on Oct-20-12 4:48 PM (EST)
This guy is doing it:
Probably OK for small waves ...|
Posted by: seadart on Oct-20-12 5:16 PM (EST)
I have very little SUP experience, but surf with quite a few folks who do SUP now. You would want to stick with small surf and riding swells on a board that size. At your experience level don't take a 12' 6" board into a surfline up with other surfers. Practice catching small waves and swells before they break in an open area.
Posted by: jbernard on Oct-21-12 7:33 PM (EST)
What seadart said. Most surf boards (sup's included) have a certain range of wave size and shape that they work best on. That's why many prone surfers have a quiver of 3 or 4 different boards to choose from depending on the day's conditions. The kind of board you are talking about will surf but it'll have about as small a "window" of surf-able waves as any other kind of board. It'll work best in small, mushy, spilling waves. But you'll have a blast on those.
Saw one on a truck rack...|
Posted by: sing on Oct-21-12 8:34 PM (EST)