Hanging Five


Woke up to calm(er) winds this morning and decided to catch the tail end of the S swell before hopping on a plane later today. Grabbed the 9′6″ Chambers and jumped in around 7 a.m. by publics. Paddled over to Queens and immediately knew it was gonna be fun. Only one other SUP out and a hoard of other prone bodies in the lineup. The tide was coming in pretty fast and the waves were getting a bit mushy. Perfect. Was able to paddle in smoothly from the outside, stroke into the flat section and lined myself up for the nice walled up section over the inside reef. I decided to work on hanging five today and managed a couple long noserides. It is pretty nice to have the paddle to control my speed… slow down to stick the tail into the whitewater and paddle to speed up without having to backstep. Lots of aloha in the water and many fun waves all around. Should be good for the next couple of days I think. Have fun!

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1 Response to “Hanging Five”

  1. Evan Leong 1evan

    We missed you on the downwinder today. Maybe we should have gone to Queen’s today also. Surf report said 2-4 foot Hawaiian scale waves for the east side but it was maybe 1-2 ft max. It was definitely windy.

    I went on my C4 Waterman 10′6″ today instead of the 10′ and I have to say that I am so impressed with that stand up paddle board. I had no problem balancing and caught a lot of waves despite the 15-20 mph wind and lots and lots of chop.

    Do you have any pictures you can post?

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