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- 16 November 2017 | Surfing
Stand-up paddleboarding is an outdoor water sports activity in which a rider stands up on a large board and uses a paddle to move through the water.
Stand-up paddleboarding, also known for the acronym SUP, is one of the fastest growing boardsports in the world.
SUP is a subclass of paddleboarding, a broader concept that also includes the use of arms while kneeling, lying or standing on a narrow and long paddleboard to move around in the water.
- 15 November 2017 | Surfing
Choosing between five different setups can be sometimes confusing. Here's a straightforward identification and explanation of each fin configuration.
Although they are often overlooked, fins are an important variable in any surfboard. Without them, surfboards would be skimboards or bodyboards.
So what are fins for? The goal of fins is to stabilize your surfboard and prevent it from skidding sideways while cutting through the water. The bigger the fins, the more they will dig into the wall of the wave.
- 14 November 2017 | Surfing
River surfing is not a crime. It's a fun alternative to ocean waves and an excellent option for inland surfers who live hundreds or thousands of miles away from the classic surfing waves.
But beware. River surfing can be dangerous. These static, endless waves usually break in shallow waters, and over rocky bottoms, so take care before trying it.
Always wear a helmet and a personal flotation device (PFD), and never embark on a solo session. You also need to make sure someone is watching your back in case of a miscalculated wipeout.