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Jeff Burton
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Standup Paddling on Tomales Bay, CA.
Standup Paddling on Tomales Bay, CA.

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Cape Town South Africa Downwinders
It's been forever since I added something to the blog!  It's been a busy few months with the holidays and the move to a new office in SF.  I want to share this video on my blog because these guys are pioneers in the DW world.  They do a very good job explai...

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Downwind SUP skill set overlap.

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Downwind SUP Skills
When we learn to paddle SUP, we usually start in calm water in a protected area away from wind, waves, current, and boat traffic.  As we progress, many of us venture out into rougher conditions or environments that are wildly different from where we first l...

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What is Downwind SUP? - Part 3
A dozen tips that I hope help you become a downwind expert! We need waves for hydrodynamic lift (Planing). To plane is to SURF!  Surfing is FUN! Downwind boards are planing shapes but function as a displacement shape at low speeds.  They really come alive w...

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yeah, turn dem headphones up

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What is Downwind SUP? - Part 2
In part one we briefly looked at planing vs. non-planing.  This time, let's look at some cool pictures and compare the same board and same paddler in both states of being. Connor Baxter Planing Here we see Connor Baxter during the M2O race on a huge bump.  ...

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What is Downwind SUP? - Part 1
I've done a few downwind lessons and guided runs with people who are relatively new to this aspect of SUP and I've usually walked away thinking "something got lost in my message and I'm not sure what it is."  I don't like this feeling at all; mainly because...

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Miller Ramp on Tomales Bay
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Imagine Connector Review
I walked into 101 Surf Sports yesterday to get some new fins for "previously loved" SIC Recon surf SUP and got to talk to David Wells a little bit about quad fins and also about new downwind boards showing up on the market.  In addition to the new rough wat...
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