Wednesday, 17 July 2013

River SUP'in

More SUP action from Ewart. This time heading out with Ben down the River Exe to Countess weir and back on the canal. (Exeter Canoe loops 1)
Loads of Mullet, a Komodo dragon, Pirates, a tiny surf and lots of sun.
The Red Paddle 10.8 Mega is just the job for this run. Super tough and forgiving on the moving water. The Werner Spanker foam core paddle also does the job well. Its so stiff there's plenty of power. The foam core gives some nice support when its needed as well.

 Always time for Air Guitar! Ben tunes up.

 Ferry glides and eddying out. The same principals as in a kayak or canoe.  Transferable skills, if you have them. If not, get some coaching.

 A leash is a must for moving water. With very few snag hazards on this stretch a quick release is not essential. On harder moving water it is.

 Arrggh me hearties!