SUP how to get started?

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  1. captwoody

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    Getting ready to add an SUP to my quiver and have a few questions. I am 5-10 210 lbs mostly fishing but I would like to surf it also on small longboard breaks 1-3 ft only
    How big 10-6,11-0,11-6
    what type of nose?
    how wide and thick?
    and any other pointers or shops to go talk to
    Thanks Woody
     
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    I would say hit up a couple of the water sport centers around Mission Bay and rent them a few times . Try a few lengths / widths and capacity ratings . I am sure the equipment is sort of a personal thing much the same as selecting a surf board . Would like to try it myself but have figured would be to stressful on my F*$@!d up back . Have watched people set up some inflatable ones that looked pretty convenient . Maybe Mission bay aquatic center on Santa Clara point would be a start. Good luck !
     
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    Been thinking about SUP's too. A neighbor of mine really likes/recommends the Coronado Boathouse, (next to the ramp).

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    I thought this was "sup" as in what's up!
     
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    Paul...you are always good for a laugh! :)
     
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    Have good balance. Lol. I SUP fish in Hawaii all the time, it's quite fun. Fairly calm water, never thought of doing it in SD because of so much boat traffic. Have fun and let us know about any updates
     
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    I use a 14" Riviera all-around board like this and attach my milk crate with rod holders to the bungee section on the front. I am 6'2" and 280lbs, and it holds me great. I have also taken it surfing at La Jolla shores and catch ALL the waves, especially when it's small.

    I still haven't taken it out to the LJ kelp yet, but maybe this winter

    I recommend going to West Coast Paddle Sports on Morena and talking to the guys there.
     
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    West coast paddle sports is a terrific shop.

    I have a couple of SUPs. One is an Isle that has the classic longboard design with the rounded nose. I’ve never actually used it for surfing even though I’ve been meaning to try it for a while. I mostly use that around San Diego Bay for quick trips.

    My other SUP is a L2 Fish made by Live Watersports. It’s a catamaran design. Fantastic “long range SUP” fishing platform but not ideal for surfing at all.

    It’s a lot of fun. I think if you do online searches and talk to some people you’ll figure out what’s best for surfing and fishing. Generally, if you’re serious about fishing and want to paddle out long distances such as at La Jolla you would probably want to go with the longest model you can get. At least 11’ or 12’ would be best.

    For the best of both worlds, maybe a 10’ or 10’6 model if you think you’ll be mostly fishing closer to the shore. There’s actually a lot of good fishing spots that are just beyond the break lines that don’t require a ton of paddling. Lots of kelp beds and reefs and whatnot.
     
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    captwoody , Mark Beringer Is demo-ing his SUP tomorrow at MB.

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    Well I pulled trigger and got 2 SUP’s a 12ft ATP round nose and a 10-6 VESL surfing/ Touring model. Would have posted sooner but right after purchases the corona virus hit.I am now waiting for accessories to arrive but now that it’s opening up may try Glorrietta bay for test launch. If anybody fishes bay off SUP I am looking for a mentor to accelerate learning curve. Creek helped me this way with float tube and it helped TREMENDOUSLY!
     
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    I may ask you for a favor one of these days when it flattens out and the red tide backs down....
     
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    Coach Whatever you need you have always been more than helpful
     
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    I have been meaning to find out I an SUP would hurt my back.. only way to do so would be to paddle one around for a couple hours.. I am pretty sure I could point you in the right direction for some sheephead, from shore, close.. but it will be open water...
     
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    I've been out on my SUP fly fishing a few times and it's one of my new favorite way's to fish/exercise. Couple pieces of advice as I don't have a ton of experience with it yet:

    1. Bring a good dry bag to stash all your valuables, just in cab
    2. Invest in the smallest size drift chute you can find. It will be a game changer for you as paddleboards tend to get blown around easily. Small anchor can be nice too. I've seen guys that make them out of 5lb dumbells
    3. Rig some sort of cooler or seat to sit down if possible. You'll be able to last a lot longer if you can take periodic breaks.
     
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    Just let me know coach I would like a few bay paddles before tackling ocean then I am good to go
     
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    Thanks for the pointers I already have everything you mentioned for my kayaks so it’s not going to cost me anything
     
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    Here’s pics of my 2 SUP’s ones rigged for fishing with f/f and cooler others more surf ready
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    Looking great.. nice work man
     
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    Went to Dana landing the only place I could find to launch Red tide and windy. Little board is wobbly and didn’t want to fall in so I sat for initial Cruze to main channel and back. Caught nice 2 lb 16” spotty on the four weight and headed in with all the wind and boat traffic 2639BD84-0BD2-4EEA-B469-6FB0EB0F4C0C.jpeg A2DCCD81-46A9-4689-944C-A91151D51C01.jpeg
     
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