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Anyone Paddleboard?

kyfe

TRIBE Member
So my fat butt is in need of some exercise, since I now live close to the water and enjoy surfing I have decided to take up paddle boarding.

I've been checking it out online but I wanted to get some opinions of where to purchase a board, oars etc and was curious if those of you that do SUP have any recommendations or spots that are worth checking out.
 

greginhali

TRIBE Member
every time i saw it on the lake i dissed it. Said it looked kinda dumb, and surfing was way more fun. Then i tried it. Whoa. Lots of fun. different kind of challenge. I feel sorta dumb, as any time you can spend some time on the water on a board is good. Im using a windsurf board and a kayak paddle and it works great. Let me know how it goes.
 

mr chris

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they have white water paddle boarding now, pretty cool to cruise down the humber river

[YOUTUBE]m05PcjRjvT8[/YOUTUBE]
 
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greginhali

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they have white water paddle boarding now, pretty cool to cruise down the humber river

[YOUTUBE]m05PcjRjvT8[/YOUTUBE]

I wonder where that launch point is?

It must have rained the day before, cause the river was pumping nice little rapids there.

Im not sure if i would paddle the Humber down here in Toronto. Has anyone else?
 

alexd

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Staff member
Stand Up Paddleboarding was so 2 years ago. This year it is all about barré classes and not eating gluten.
 

kyfe

TRIBE Member
Awesome so glad to see there are a few on here that are knowledgable, now what kind of things should i look for in a board. given my size and height I guess i'm looking for a 10-11ft board, (5/11 190lbs)

as for brands anything I should consider or stay away from? I'm leaning towards Laird boards just because but they are also double the price, how much is a good price to spend on a board? I might go the rental route and try out a few different boards to get a feel for what i want.

As for spots any rec's? I'm literally at Kipling/Lakeshore. so I got Marie Curtis and Jack Darling nearby both which I know are good spots. Anything else? that humber river vid is right up my alley.

Also safety gear? anything I should be aware of? When I surf its usually me, the board shorts and a rash shirt.
 
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NemIsis

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Stand Up Paddleboarding was so 2 years ago. This year it is all about barré classes and not eating gluten.
You mean 30 years ago? My aunt, now 78, used to paddleboard on my windsurf board along the coast of Anse d'Arlets (Martinique) when i wasn't using it. There was never much wind on Anse d'Arlets, so she used it more than I.
 
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