James Gradisher at Worthing 01/11/2015
Session date : 01/11/2015
Gear used : Fanatic Fly Air Premium Allround & Fanatic Innegra Carbon 80 Adjustable
As tempting as the little waves in the photo looked, I decided I wanted to do just a little bit of distance. (My daughter thinks I should get my head examined for not wanting to surf; I just felt like propelling myself on top of the water, rather than wiping out into it.) There were gentle swells making their way in on the incoming tide.
I managed to make a good distance in 25 minutes one direction, so thinking it was a strong current pushing me, I turned around, expecting a slog on the way back. No slog, made it back in 20 minutes with the swells pushing me along.
So made for a couple of other dudes who were out paddling and stopped for a chat. One of them out for his first time - a few words of encouragement, then went on a little bit further for 5 minutes then came in.
I love this SUP thing.