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Old 03-15-2015   #1
 
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Anybody surf any river waves pop up style...no paddle?

Curious what board they use and any lessons learned.

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Done it plenty on the Carlson river board, it's way more stable to stay kneeling but standing up is possible if you're small. Idk about sup, should be easier to stand on than a three foot long piece of foam. If you are planning on swimming into the wave you'll have to pick a good hole with eddys that pull you into the hole without much effort. I'd usually just jump into the wave from the side off a rock, idk if that's advisable on a SUP.
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Pipeline, lunch counter and brennan's are regularly surfed without a paddle. I'm sure there are plenty of others as well.
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Glenwood gets surfed prone style as much, or more than SUP. You see it surfed by everything from short boards to long boards. There's plenty of people who use SUP boards, but just ditch the paddle too.
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I used a Badfish 6'11" river surfer "pop-up style" in the Durango park last summer a number of times, worked great. This was at lower flows, it was really fun.
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Whatever it takes. Prone, knee paddling, standing. It's all about determining the most affective means for a given spot.
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The Scout Wave in Salida works really well for pop-up style because it has great eddy access. The Badfish River Surfer is sweet because it is narrow enough to still paddle while lying down. It can be difficult if your board is super wide, unless you have a giant wing span.
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I used a Badfish 6'11" river surfer "pop-up style" in the Durango park last summer a number of times, worked great. This was at lower flows, it was really fun.
Interesting. Thanks.
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The Scout Wave in Salida works really well for pop-up style because it has great eddy access. The Badfish River Surfer is sweet because it is narrow enough to still paddle while lying down. It can be difficult if your board is super wide, unless you have a giant wing span.
Good info, thanks. Most of my surfing will be in Pueblo.
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