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ULI Munoz Nicaragua Costa Rica


So long story made short – here goes – we fly into Managua in Nicaragua, rent a 4×4 drive to our beach, stay a night, drive to the border drop the 4×4 off, get totally ass raped by touts at the border, hand our passports over to some unknown quasi official, get them stamped with exit stamps, walk across the border to Costa Rica Immigration, drive to Nosara, drink a beer and think how lucky we are to be at Casa Romantica and then start to worry how the hell we are going to fly out in three weeks when we have non transferable Continental tickets from Managua. Fun Fun Fun.

So back on familiar ground, woke up at 5:00 am and trundled down the path half an hour later with the ULI Munoz 8’11″ – it’s still dark and I can hear the surf even if I can’t see it. I got to admit I’m a little bit scared. Last year I was pretty much always first in the water but all I could think about this morning was sharks and stuff I was really rattled. Weird how the mind messes with itself. Anyway as I gingerly knee paddled out, got some steam up and popped to my feet I began to get my first feel of the new ULI with some proper water moving under it’s fins. Fortunately it gets light as fast as it gets dark here – and that’s very fast – so the heeby jeebies were soon left with dawn’s dark.

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New Boards In New Boards Out Sunday’s Session

What a week!! The new ULI Fat Ass gets officially launched and I think – that’s got to be worth a wiggle – a 9’3″ x 33″ that looks like it surf’s reasonably well and with a few ‘D’ rings added to the front should take a fishing box and at 33″ wide ought to be stable enough to double up for that task. Theoretically that means I can get away with just taking one inflatable away with me regardless of conditions and maybe make some use of it through the summer at home as well. The fishing is something that I have been meaning to play around with a bit more and the heavier built FAQ should lend itself nicely to that.

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Cape Cod Bay Challenge Gets Bigger

The Cape Cod Bay Challenge is put on by a vigorous and talented group of people including the founders–Mike Brown and Bob Babcock (Full disclosure, Bob is my brother). They’ve been doing an amazing job growing and enhancing the event, …

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Peyote Races With The Big Boys

Peyote is my race car, a homebuilt special based on a Triumph TR3 frame and running gear, built in Minneapolis over 50 years ago by a guy names Bill Ames. I’ve been racing it since 1999, but Peyote has been …

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Moi Hole Rescue | SUP Gladiator – Stand Up Paddle Boarding and Surfing

Not only did he co-design my very first Stand Up board, he saves lives, and teaches other how to do the same. While this article may not be about Stand Up Paddle, it is about one of the sports elite, and early pioneers. … …

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Want to be a stand up paddle instructor?

UK stand up paddle surfing organisation BSUPA launch instructors courses for 2011. … The courses will provide a recognised qualification to water sports instructors who wish to develop their careers by teaching stand up paddle surfing. Instructor Candidate Pre requisites: RYA Powerboat Level 2; Minimum age 18; Valid first aid qualification (for example RYA First Aid or RNLI); Riding ability, competent on a range of boards and able to surf in medium waves; … …

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Water Monkey U at Stand Up Paddle Surfing in Hawaii …

Stand Up Paddle Surfing in Hawaii – StandUpPaddleSurf.net. Stand up paddle surfing (SUP) information, videos, pictures and discussion. Find stand up paddle surf equipment reviews, events, SUP surf pro interviews and more. … Water Monkey, an exciting and innovative stand up paddle boarding company serving, has launched Water Monkey U. Courses offered through Water Monkey U are designed to help paddlers improve a wide range of their skills and technique. … …

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Stand-up Paddling with Your Inflatable Kayak | Inflatable Kayak World

Jeff Snyder (pictured above) was stand-up paddle boarding before there ever was stand-up paddle boards. He invented striding-standing in an inflatable kayak in 1993 after watching a Mayan woman paddle a dugout canoe standing up. … …

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Kiteboarding meets Stand Up Paddling | SUP Gladiator – Stand Up …

On windy days, use a Kite with your Stand Up Paddle Board. …

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Mc TAVISH STAND UP PADDLE BOARDS

Mc TAVISH STAND UP PADDLE BOARDS. by Admin. The McTavish SUP range consists of 3 performance models that have been developed at McTavish HQ over the past 12 months, and there’s something for everybody in the range. … …

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will an impact vest work for stand up paddle boarding?

I have a stand up paddle board and a police boat came up on me at a lake and said i needed to have a vest. So i went to a store and put on life vest and I don’t know how I’m going to paddle with that thing. Its cumbersome and heavy. I did see water skiers with thinner vests and I wonder if those will work and if they even keep you afloat. It might not be a bad think to have when I start surfing on it. Any suggestions?

Asked by:Cristina

number of stand up paddle boarders in the USA?

I need some stats on the stand up paddle boarding scene in the USA. How many are there are in this country? Also, in what regions is this sport thriving and growing (besides Hawaii)? Thanks!

Asked by:AvatarNA

How can I learn how to surf if I don’t live next to near the ocean?

I just got back from the beach today, I tried surfing and stand up paddle boarding for the first time, I think I love it, it was so fun, I am just in awe of the lifestyle and the physical act of surfing. Unfortunately I live in Dallas Texas and don’t have anywhere to surf, yeah I can padleboard on the lakes burbi can’t surf on the lakes, what can I doo!!???

Asked by:tanstaafl

How long to surf big waves?

I’ve surfed for about 5 days now, the first day it was like 1-2 foot mostly white wash on a 6’6″ fun board shape. I’m 6’0″. I was barely standing up and nosedived alot. The next time I went I was alone and it was very choppy and about 4 foot waves so i couldn’t do anything and left. Then I went again and it was 2-3 foot and kinda choppy but i got to where i could consistently stand up on the smaller of the waves. My friend lance took me surfing today and said that within the first 20 mins he ever surfed he rode a 5′ wave on a shortboard. He said that i should just man up and paddle out to the outside break past all the whitewash and smaller waves and he said to just go for it. I don’t wanna get destroyed, the current was pretty bad but we’re gonna try again tomorrow in a diff spot. Is he just lying and trying to get me to go out or are 4-6′ waves a good place to start on a shortboard. I don’t feel confident doing it but i’m usually a wuss about stuff so i just want to know from a few more people if i just need to man up or stick with the small stuff for a while.
not how long should i surf a big wave, please read the whole question if you’re gonna answer, it’s asking how long i should wait until i surf big waves

Asked by:John Smith

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