Is it possible to just go surfing at sea? A question regularly asked by both novice and experienced surfers. Suping is a water sport that can be has become extremely popular in recent years. This is partly because it is a fun activity and very accessible to everyone.
It is not a difficult sport to learn and after a few times you will be able to get on well with your paddle board. In doing so, people sometimes wonder whether it is possible to go SUPPING AT SEA. On this page we would like to tell you more about it and give you some tips on how to go on a sea-surf.
Where can you go sea-surfing?
Suppen is a water sport that you can do (almost) anywhere. Think of lakes, rivers, canals, ponds and even at sea. It is also a possibility to go Supping on rougher waters, but this is usually only for the experienced paddlers among us.
To begin with, it is best to go to a quiet lake or river where you can practise well. After trying it a couple of times, you will soon realise that it is not very difficult. You can then challenge yourself more and more by going to different locations where the water is rougher, such as the sea with its waves.
You can for example go for a ride on the sea. Here, the water is a bit wilder than on other waters, which allows you to improve your SUP qualities. However, there are a some things to watch out for.
Sea-surfing tips for a better experience
As you have probably heard, it is possible to go sea-surfing. However, there are a number of things to bear in mind in order to prevent accidents from happening. It is also important that you do not go sea-surfing until you have gained sufficient experience.
As a beginner it is not recommended to go directly to the sea with your SUP board.. Therefore, we have listed some tips for you below, so that you know what to look out for when you go out to sea for the first time. Safety is very important when paddling.
1. Buy an inflatable board
When you go to the sea to go supping, it can be useful if you have a inflatable SUP board. For many people, the sea is not around the corner. The advantage of an inflatable board is that you can easily take it with you in the boot of your car. Then you can inflate the board on location by using the a handy electric pump to enter the water within minutes.
2. A short and wide SUP board
Surfing at sea is generally more difficult than on lakes or rivers.because the water is simply wilder. Therefore, a short and wide SUP board can be very useful. Such a board is more resistant to rough water and reduces the chance that your board will tip over. In our web shop, we offer various short and wide boards that are are ideal for the sea.
3. Stay close to the coast and surf
The further you go into the sea, the wilder the water gets. This can make it almost impossible to SUP in a decent way. Therefore, do not go too far from the coast with your SUP, but stay close to the surf.
The water is generally less wild and the waves are not as high, which makes it easier to paddle. We recommend this as a novice supper always doable, the sea can sometimes be difficult to predict due to currents.
4. Put on a life jacket
Because the water at sea is often rougher, we always recommend putting on a life jacket. Even if you are a very experienced surfer, you can never predict what will happen or how rough the water will get.
Sea-surfing is therefore a lot safer when you put on a life jacket. Are you going to go on a sea-surf with your children? Then it is always wise to provide the children with a well-fitting life jacket.
5. Use a leash
You will soon find out that you fall off your board more often than not. It can therefore be smart to use a leash which you attach to your hip or leg. This prevents your SUP board from floating away while you have fallen into the water. It would be a shame to end up without your SUP board. Besides, you always have your board available to lean on when the water gets a bit rough. Check out the SUP board accessories in our webshop.
The SUP products you need for sea kayaking
Are you looking for a suitable board, accessories and clothing to go out on the sea? Then you have come to the right place. As you probably have read, you need a number of specific accessories to go on a sea-surf.
Think of a leash, life jacket and possibly other accessories that make the SUP adventure more comfortable. Therefore, take a look in our webshop where you can find all the necessities for SUP. This way, you know for sure that you are well prepared when you go out on the sea next time.