If You Thought Standup Paddleboarding Was Too Leisurely for Surfing, Watch This Video

by Owen James Burke

Screen Shot 2015-03-27 at 1.58.13 PM

When standup paddleboarding becomes a casual sport of seated beer swilling. Screenshot from Magicseaweed Surf’s video

This guy, legs crossed, could be just as easily be sitting in this beach chair beneath an umbrella on the sand, tilting a bottle of beer back as a he blindly and cooly navigates his way across the face of a wave. It’s not something you’ll see me trying (or succeeding at) any time soon–at least until my legs give out–but I’ve got to hand it to him for his aptitude.

The moment SUP superseded surfing as a leisure pursuit Fortuitously it was caught on film…@cabana_aroeira

Posted by Magicseaweed Surf on Thursday, 26 March 2015

Over the decades, people have executed an endless list of silly maneuvers atop surfboards, and there are several events around the world that are judged based on wackiness like the increasingly popular Halloween surf contests. Frankly, all of this tomfoolery could do wonders to permeate the increasingly aggressive atmosphere that abounds in the lineup these days. To this man I say “Cheers!”  — OJB

Facebook Comments