Sunday, December 29, 2013


Molly on her SUP


Baxter and Kala going ashore
 sv Terrapin let us try their inflatable Stand Up Paddle boards (SUP's).  They may it look so easy.
Crew of sv Terrapin going ashore
It was sort of challenging but we did wait until there was a fair amount of wind to give it a try....D-oh.  We both started on our knees and then transitioned/graduated/ to standing.  SUP's are so kewl because you are up 5 ft or more the water level and thus can see fish, turtles, stingrays, and such a little better than in the kayak which is 2 ft above water level.  A budget meeting aboard s/v Honey Ryder has been scheduled to review the possibility of inflatable SUP's aboard s/v Honey Ryder.  Given we didn't try these until mid-afternoon Dec 23rd, it didn't seem fair to stress Santa with a last min. request like that.  Hee hee
Tom on a SUP
Sabrina on a SUP

1 comment:

  1. Very cool! Glad you got to try them out. We watched the SUPers riding waves on them at Ocean Isle Beach, which takes a lot of skill -- of course, my brother the surfing purist does not think that much of them -- but it looked very challenging. I have no desire to ride waves, but just paddling on flat water, and especially where the water is clear and you can see creatures down below, as you mention, would be amazing! I hope you decide to go for it, then you can let us know which ones you decide on!