I know the idea is to stand on the stand up paddle surfboard the whole session but when the wind is over 20 mph it is super hard. Hence, today was a sit down paddle surf session. When it’s really windy and there are a lot of people around I don’t like to stand while waiting for waves. Part of it is because it’s hard to balance. The other part is that I don’t want the board to fly and hit someone if I fall off.
I’m constantly amazed at how many waves can be caught in the sitting position and then jump up to your feet to surf. Yesterday I caught a wave sitting and lost my balance only to end up standing up using one arm to push me up. I was amazed that on a 10′ stand up board it didn’t instantly tip over. I guess a windy stand up session (or in this case ’sit down’) is better than not exercising.