Ancient Crossover between Stand Up Paddle Surfing and Surf Kayaking

This ancient Peruvian crossover between stand up paddle surfing, and kayak surfing looks pretty sweet. It’s essentially a reed boat and a giant log. How simple could it get? I like the primitive simplicity in this type of paddle surfing. No carbon fiber, no shaped paddles, you get to use a log to paddle out to the lineup. Nice! Notice how he is using a high angle greenland stroke with that board? This guy is probably even canting his blade forward a bit.

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It would be great to see this sport take off in the way that east Greenland rolling skyrocketed off into the ether.

I have to give a lot of credit to those Girls for standing up on those reed craft on their first outing. I would have crashed and burned. The other super funny part is, they are all in wetsuits, and the local is in a cotton t-shirt. That’s one tough hombre!


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