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Old 04-10-2007, 11:58 PM
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Just got two new stand up boards donated to the eckerd college kite club, we will be hosting rolling demos with them and they will be located at our new Pass-A-Grille headquarters, they will be available within two weeks, if interested in checking them out contact Matt Sexton at 203 918 6637 or tritonkiteboarding@yahoo.com

Triton Kiteboarding is a new kite school/club/team located in st. petersburg fl.

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Old 04-11-2007, 08:00 AM
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Hey Rush,

Pending Paul getting back to you on this, quite a few guys got into standup using old windsurfing longboards. They may not be all that spritely in surf but for cruising as long as you have enough displacement and glide surface you should be good to go. I have seen a guy with an F2 Phoenix, I think, doing standup off Delray at times. Grab any old paddle and give it a go. If you like the way it handles you can invest in a proper standup carbon or carbon/aluminum paddle and perhaps even a polyester purpose fabricated standup board.

Way to go the guys at Eckerd. You have vast surfing areas open to you there and some nice swells to play with too at times. Have fun and let us know how it is going.

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Old 05-01-2007, 08:58 AM
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With the prospect of normal light summer winds looming at least in Florida and the Western Bahamas, who is thinking about getting into standup paddleboarding?
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Old 05-02-2007, 05:44 PM
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I'd like to find out where to try a board in Miami or Key Largo area. It looks like fun.
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Old 05-02-2007, 07:09 PM
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I'd like to find out where to try a board in Miami or Key Largo area. It looks like fun.
The Kiteshop may be able to arrange a demo. I think The Kitehouse Miami may get boards soon.
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Old 05-03-2007, 11:52 AM
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I definitely want to get into this and buy a board soon, but it would be nice to demo different boards. I just went yesterday to island watersports and they have the Laird and Mickey Munoz for sale, both 12' boards, I'm only 130pounds so i'm hoping i don't need a board that big.
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Old 05-03-2007, 12:13 PM
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I definitely want to get into this and buy a board soon, but it would be nice to demo different boards. I just went yesterday to island watersports and they have the Laird and Mickey Munoz for sale, both 12' boards, I'm only 130pounds so i'm hoping i don't need a board that big.
I'm not an expert but it seems like lighter folks can get away with boards around 11 ft. and perhaps a bit narrower. Part of it involves the type of standup you want to do. Lacking lots of big waves in Miami most of the time, that removes opportunity for more intense surfing. I see where even heavier guys are going to boards as short as 9 ft. for paddling into larger waves. Where cruising and maintaining momentum are important in lighter conditions longer, wider and thicker help that the smaller sportier stuff. Perhaps you can demo some boards. I will try to put the word out and see if some demo sessions can be put together.
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Well now that I am a bonna fide back rolling kite surfer (I like the term kite surfer better than kiteboarder - but it really doesn't make a difference if you kite both flat water and waves?), I am addictied to the water and want to keep in shape through SUP when it is not windy.

HAS ANYONE TRIED KITING ON ONE OF THESE SUP BOARDS? Could you KS in 8 MPH wind on a small kite just because? I may try soon.

I searched brands and bought an 11' Oxbow and carbon paddle for $990 total. Jimmy Lewis seems about $400 more expensive when you bought your paddle. My board is light for such a big board.

I like the quality of my board. I have only used it five times and have not had the joy of riding a wave yet. I only catch flat morning water on the way to work on Anna Maria Island.

I freaking fall more than I would like to admit. Little waves can knock you off when you are new to it and not ready for them at a side angle. Anyway, I think I have decent surfing balance, but I will persevere. The SUP stance does need some getting used to.

So for the folks looking to get into it, beware it is not as cool as kite surfing or real surfing. You just have to take solace in knowing it is a good workout on the water!

Anyway, has anyone else had the same experience when they started SUP'ing?

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Old 03-30-2008, 02:06 PM
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The guys at the kitehouse have been playing around with standup boards in light winds with kites. More at:

http://fksa.org/showthread.php?t=5124

I've been playing with standup a little bit but favor going kiting or free diving depending on conditions at this point. Need to do it more often I think. Would love to work on wave riding more in some of the ground swells we get on occasion. The balance grows on your through time all though if it gets too rough I still find it fairly easy to get tossed off.
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I've been using a 10' windsurfer with a carbon fiber paddle and strap on my waterproof ipod and cruise around the bay and up into the mangroves. its really relaxing and with the elevated point of view its possible to see all sorts of marine life. the calm water helped me get a feel for my balance and now I'm starting to go out in the gulf looking for some long and low waves. Chesapeake Light Craft has paddleboard and longboard kits that I'm looking into building but i wonder if they not suited for stand up paddling. any ideas?
http://www.clcboats.com/paddleboard.php
http://www.clcboats.com/boats/grains...s.php#waterlog
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