Some good downwind SUP tips here from Cave Active. Downwind SUP can be super fun and with the summer a distant memory in the UK it’s now prime time for awesome UK downwind conditions.
Stand Up Paddle boarding is seen by many as a fair weather sport, something for when the wind is slight and the sun is beaming. However there is a growing band of SUPers in the UK who are getting their thrills from taking their boards out in conditions that are normally the domain of windsurfers and kite surfers.
Downwinding is basically the art of paddling down wind; a concept that many of you will be familiar with. Lets face it, paddling down wind (with the wind on your back) is the preferred direction for most. How many really enjoy that upwind slog????? The Idea is to surf the wind-generated swell connecting the bumps as you go.
There are different degrees of down winding, ranging from the leisurely ‘drift back down wind after a cruise’, to exhilarating balls to the wall surfing of ocean swells in strong winds. Downwinding is open to…
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