Paddle surf and SUP shop
These are the necessary elements for Paddle surfing:
› Desire to get wet!
Paddle surfing and Stand Up Paddle Surf (SUP) is nothing new, its history dates back thousands of years but it was not until the year 2000 when the sport has become popular thanks to some famous surfers who began using these tables on a regular basis both to catch waves, train or enjoy a journey by sea.
In underground shop we decided to create a guide so you can choose the best paddle surf this Board . You will learn the characteristics of the different types of tables of paddle surfing so that you choose the one that suits you according to your preferences.
As it is a guide to extensive and detailed if you want you can use the following index to go directly to the section that interests you.
It's time to get serious and choose your table. This guide will help you to learn more about the features what look to buy your paddle surf board. For the practice of this sport we will need something else to the table.
Different types of tables of Paddle Surf
The versatility is one of the strong points of the SUP boards. These tables allow to satisfy different purposes in the water crossings and fishing to surfing.
All SUP boards have factors in common, it is that they are usually thicker and longer than the conventional surfboards. This makes much greater buoyancy and allow us to be standing on the table without fear of falling.
Ease of learning with respect to conventional surfing is another key in this type of tables and usually have each a 7 types that you commanded then.
› Off-road. (Allround) They are the most versatile tables, its form (the most common among all the UPS) It allows its use in all conditions. The best choice for beginners in the world of Paddle surfing.
› Inflatable. (Inflatables) Easy to carry and store tables. They are very economical. They shrink to the size of a sleeping bag in just a few minutes. Ideal for those seeking a practical table, durable and a good value purchase.
› Fishing. (Fishing) Paddle surf fishing tables must be large to provide enough stability. It podrasi get around its base and save your screenshots. They are normally equipped with hooks and all sorts of accessories.
› Yoga. They are wide and stable tables. Inflatable tables are normally used since they allow you greater comfort for the exercise.
› Surf. Tables for waves of size small-medium, they have less volume and a few more sharp edges to be able to steer the table when we are surfing.
› Cruise. (Touring) Maximum speed both in calm waters and open sea, journey models are excellent for surfers who prefer efficiency and speed.
› Career. (Race) Your name says it all, Surely they have more different form among all tables, looking for minimum friction with water to cover long distances and achieve maximum speed.
Types of paddle surf boards
SUP vs surfboard are similar?
› NO. They are quite different. It is true that the two are surfboards but the features offered differ greatly among them.
The most important difference is the position which adopts the surfer on the table. In the Paddle Surf you can go quietly standing without fear of falling and with the feet perpendicular to the table, While in the conventional surfboards only we can go standing when we take waves and feet must be aligned with the table.
To scroll using a paddle as opposed to hands. Furthermore, as you've seen above not all tables serve to catch waves but that also serve other purposes.
Parts of a Paddle surfboard
The parties coincide almost exactly with a conventional surfboard or at least in the name. Some of them acquire a decisive role in the behavior that will take the Paddle Surf once you are in the water.
› Punta. The shape of the tip defines the character of the table.
› Songs. How much more simpler treble is maneuvering.
› Rack. Strings that allow us to attach objects to the table.
› Trackpad. It offers extra grip.
› Asa. It allows you to transport your board with ease.
› Base Leash. It is the fixed part to hook the leash.
› Tail. Back of our paddle surf board.
› Keels. (One or more). Without it, it would be impossible to head table.
How to choose the volume of table?
The buoyancy of a paddle surf board is determined by its length, width and thickness. Normally manufacturers do the conversion directly and specify it as table volume determined in litres.
It is important to select a table with enough buoyancy to support your weight will be the more sinking into less stable water.
Most people who are new to the paddle surf looking for a ratio 2:1 the volume of your body with the volume of the table. The volume of our bodies can be calculated based on the weight, but involves several calculations, to make it easier we have created the following chart so you can determine the range litres for your weight.
In general while the thickness also affects the volume equation, the two factors von more influence are the width and length.
Relationship between weight and volume of the surfboard
Types of keels of a Paddle surfboard
Keels provide grip and stability on a paddle surf board. Generally the bigger a keel (so long as width) they will provide us with greater stability in terms of address and it will cost more that we drift away from our destination. On the other hand smaller keels will do that we have to maneuver over our table although it will be easier to make money.
Surf paddle boards we can find different configurations or "setup" as commonly are called. The most popular are the following:
› A keel. (Single end) The configuration is more typical in the SUP boards, normally is fihada to the table with a simple screw. Keel must adapt to the recess of the table without being move. This configuration provides low grip making it a good choice for calm water.
› Three keels. (3-end) It is also called Thruster, This configuration is suitable for paddle surf boards that require a good grip as those used to catch waves. It offers a good control and usually three keels are the same size.
› 2 + 1. This configuration is similar to the so-called Thruster, but unlike her 2 + 1 has a somewhat larger in the Center keel. This provides even more grip which makes it the ideal setting for surfing with a SUP.
› Career keels. (Race Fins) They are very thin keels, They help to keep the table straight on currents and wind. They are used for tables of careers.
› Keels for inflatable tables. They normally use the configurations described above and have a more simple mounting system in order to save the table easily.
How to choose the paddle for your Paddle Surf Board?
As I have explained how to properly choose your paddle surf board, the choice of the other protagonist is also important, Rowing.
The best oar to Paddle will be that which will allow you to go a long with it day without causing you any fatigue and is comfortable. How there is no exact formula we show you some of the characteristics that influence this choice.
Materials for rowing
There is a wide variety of materials for oars Paddle Surf. Each has its strengths and its limitations, Here is a short summary:
› Glass fiber. Are somewhat more expensive than other oars. They provide great performance and resistance.
› Wood. They are probably the most beautiful sight. They are usually light and provide a touch that like most surfers. In addition, wood is a renewable material!
› Aluminium. It is an economical material, his touch is cold but normally they are very durable and sturdy oars.
› Plastic. It is also one of the most economical materials, are rather heavier than other types of oars and not as durable.
Length of the oar
The most important part in the choice of a paddle for your surf board is no doubt choose the correct length. Too long oar tire you arms while one too small will charge your back to get to the water.
The length should vary according to the type of Paddle Surf that we want to practice and your height. As a general rule your paddle should be 30 cm. higher that your career mode, 20 cm. for crossing and about 15 cm. higher for Surf.
If you are not sure the length that you choose simply you can buy an adjustable paddle. Normally are somewhat heavier than conventional ones but being adjustable you can share with family and friends.