Given that a SUP is generally shorter hull on the water but one that's being propelled by a longer lever than what would be used in a kayak, what speeds over distance a realizable (not sure if thats an actual word). Anyone have gps measured data?
My new board arrives today and I'm obviously thinking of playing hooky for a bit to get it wet.
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Posted by: jbernard on May-04-12 5:41 PM (EST)
Posted by: Marshall on May-06-12 9:02 AM (EST)
In addition to the standard models of the Tahoe boards (displacement hulls not planing)I brought in one Thunderbird for myself. I'll take the gps widget with me and see what it and I do, provided I spend more time topside than offside. ;)
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Posted by: davbart on May-08-12 2:52 PM (EST)
I'm relatively new to SUP paddling, and I went out today to see what I could do. Sadly, my GPS batteries gave out before I could even get started.
Posted by: Marshall on May-09-12 6:20 AM (EST)
Davbart, your guess is probably quite good. On my measurement attempt my MotionX app says I was averaging 3.7mph to 4mph. The return leg was a bit longer as I was paddling into the wind. The track is different than in a kayak. It shows alternating crescent shapes as the board doesn't stay on an absolutely true heading. Good fun! Awesome workout!
Posted by: davbart on May-22-12 5:04 PM (EST)
Finally, paddled with the GPS and did 2.8 miles in 37 minutes for a moving average of 4.5 mph.