Something to avoid while surfing a SUP – Avoid approaching your board from behind with your chin directly above the tail.  When the next wave comes pretty good chance the board will rise up and knock ya in the noggin!  Instead keep a slight distance away or approach the board from the side to rest or get back on.

Here’s a sequence caught on GoPro after wiping out from a nice tug wave in Puget Sound.  There’s no impact but you get the idea.. It was close!

Wipeout! Damn that was a good one. 
Holding onto tail…

Whammo! Board shoots directly out of water on incoming wave.

Salmon Bay Paddle SUP Tips

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