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smsbrett 05-07-2011 11:41 PM

Stand up Paddle Boards
I really want to get one (or 2) of these for this summer. I think it will be a good change of pace from simple kayaking and provide something to do without having to pay for gas especially for when others aren't around to ride, etc.

Anyone have experience? Recommendations for where to get one? They seem pretty expensive so I'd like to find a decent one at a decent price.

Justjoe 05-08-2011 12:27 AM

It's cool. Not like real cool,

Get an old Mistral Superlight. Nice paddleboard, and you can sail the bageezus out of it.

MCMIKE 05-08-2011 12:54 AM

I paddleboard. Bought mine last year. It cost $1,200. and that included the paddle.
It's a great sport very relaxing, you can have a lot of fun on them. SurfTech is a good brand.

barefoot 05-08-2011 04:12 PM

I'm in the market for one as well. I've paddled on a few, but haven't made a decision on what kind to buy. It's a great activity to do early morning and sunset. Besides, it's really good for your core.

smsbrett 05-09-2011 11:26 AM

anyone have comments about ?

I'd rather not spend $1200. unlike my boat where I did see value in paying top dollar for quality, I'm not sure what added benefit I get from buying a top of the line paddleboard. Maybe I'm wrong.

Tri4X2 06-06-2011 04:34 PM

if you want a good board pay the money. DO NOT BUY SUPATX, unless you want a throw away board. You bought a MC for a reason, take the same attitude into the purchase of a board. Many brands out there will do just fine, but the cheaper you go the more you will pay in the long run. My wife and I have two custom boards that we bought in Hawaii years ago, they are great and have never had a soft spot one. Just beware. It's a great sport and we really enjoy it. My other advice is to get some lessons with someone that has been doing it for years and go from there. PM me if you want more info, and no I don't sell them just enjoy water sports!!!!

johnlanguab 04-13-2012 03:03 PM

I just bought one from Appomattox River Company. It's a beginner board that is made of plastic, like a kayak. I figure I can use it for wakesurfing too. It's the Imagine Surf, priced very reasonable.

mzimme 04-13-2012 03:09 PM

I've seen people doing this while I've been on beach vacations. For the life of me, I have yet to figure out why people would pay money to stand on a surf board and paddle around the ocean. Seems like the biggest waste of time ever.

Can someone explain exactly what would motivate them to go spend 1200 bucks on something that looks so boring?

ttu 04-13-2012 03:24 PM

i might be going out on a limb here but maybe they want to get some exercise!!:rolleyes:

mzimme 04-13-2012 03:28 PM


Originally Posted by ttu (Post 830037)
i might be going out on a limb here but maybe they want to get some exercise!!:rolleyes:

If that's what it is, awesome. The first time I saw people doing this it was kids renting the boards out in the gulf. Surely they weren't in it for the exercise.

I'm genuinely curious... I'm completely ignorant on these things.

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