Saturday, January 1, 2011

The Biggest Board I Never Rode


Dana brought over his 14 foot SUP board. Nearly indestructible, with plenty of screw holes to tie down the tackle and catch boxes (not to mention a cooler of beer) the thing is made for the long paddle. I think Dana had it in his head that we'd get real drunk and paddle out on it at midnight to ring in the new year, or at least get a good new year paddle out of the thing today. What he didn't count on was our 6Am take-off time back to New York. I demurred at even staying up much past nine. Luckily, Grannie is a night owl and at least the two of them got a good card game going into the late night. Next time, flights out on the second of the year. I can't handle the disappointment on Dana's face again.

3 comments:

Bill said...

Looks like an airplane wing....
and I ride a 10 footer sometimes !

Happy New Year to you and yours...

surf on man

Jason Wigand said...

Love the board. I see it was shaped by Arrow. Good choice. I ride an Arrow 9' here in Santa Cruz and have always loved them. Enjoy! You have my jealousy.

EditorialBoard said...

well, apparently on new years day Dana paddled that thing from Carlsbad down to Cardiff, eventually plopping ashore and puking out what was left of the Budweiser in his system. That is a true waterman.