How good are you on a SUP when a boat wake hits you?

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asked Aug 26, 2017 in Stand Up Paddle Boarding by Cvet (3,369 points)

5 Answers

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answered Sep 18, 2017 by benscuba (303 points)
selected Sep 18, 2017 by Cvet
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I'm pretty good the trick is to bend your knees.
commented Sep 18, 2017 by Cvet (3,369 points)
I like that dropping the centre of gravity.
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answered Sep 6, 2017 by cquade7 (3,269 points)
depending where I am, I am usually pretty good on one, but sometimes you get that one guy that is flying and kicks you off lol.
commented Sep 6, 2017 by Cvet (3,369 points)
When I am driving a boat I always slow down for SUP or small boats.
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answered Sep 13, 2017 by Deanaguf (410 points)
I'm not too bad, it all depends on the board and the size of the wake!
commented Sep 13, 2017 by Cvet (3,369 points)
What Ive always wanted to surf a wake off a tanker.
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answered Nov 6, 2017 by MantaRay23 (640 points)
I like to think I am pretty good. Cant say that I have ever been knocked off from the wake of a boat. Best thing to do if you have time is turn your board and take the waves head on. If you can't, like benscuba said bend your knees. To add to that I would bend your knees with the waves (one at a time not necessarily both) like you are snowboarding or skiing.
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answered Mar 20, 2018 by EddieR (100 points)
Very good but it gets harder on narrower race boards. Always try to take it head on, legs bent and loose hip distance apart,( a staggered stance is also helpful going head on only, get lower for more stability, go faster for more stability, keep your paddle blade active by paddling for best stability, paddle could also be used to brace(high and low bracing), go to knees when it’s too much. Always look out past board better balance, looking at feet is bad for balance. When going head on into wave or wake plant your paddle just past the peak of wave.
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