Friday, August 8, 2008
Mina Does SUP
Mina joined the ranks of future SUP paddle/surfers this morning with her first session in almost perfect conditions off the C-Town Main Beach. There was literally "no swell of interest," according to the surf forecasting sites, little to no wind, and the sea surface was calm with only a few bumps.
Some basic instruction and she was up and paddling. Mina has a kayaking background so the paddle was second nature. Balancing on the SUP was a bit tricky, but she had listened well to the basics. That, combined with her natural athletic ability put her paddling for the pier, negotiating a fishing boat wake and making the long arcing turn back to the reef, all the while practicing her good paddling technique.
After an hour we had to get out to feed the meters and be on our way. All in all, another beautiful, peaceful and production morning on SUPs.