It looks like the best river surfers are short and wide. Are they fast enough to catch ocean waves? Want to take out sups to try ocean surfing (baby waves) when kayaking out west spring break. Surf boards come in a lot of sizes. I guess what I am asking is what is the best way to start. I am guessing one of the boards I have? Leash?
While you can catch waves on just about any board, river specific boards aren't ideal. If you are looking to try it out for the first time (on small, mellow, ocean waves), you'll want a long, wide and flat SUP.
Short narrow inflatable that isn't too stable but packs small. Bic sup surf hard shell with mast pocket (the surf part may mean wind surf?). Bic is much more stable and I can move back and forth and spin it on the tail and surf small river features but not a lot of rocker. Would have to take it on racks, k1s can fit inside pu.
Those are the kind of waves we will be looking for. My board doesn't have a dagger board but a deep center skeg (maybe why it is hard to learn to sail?). Should I remove it, replace it w/ a shorter one?