Milford

(AKA Milford Beach) Milford, Auckland, New Zealand

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8.6km/h versus 10.3km/h

Milford
Stand Up Paddle Boarding: Just Cruising
10 am - 11 am Friday. April 15. 2016
my rating 3 star rating
Wind Direction: NE Wind Strength: glassy Swell Direction: Swell Size: nonexistent Tide: - Falling.

Got the text from Windboy about a SUP at the Milf...so popped down to Milford and it was glorious autumn morning. A random woman ran up to us wibbling on about a tsunami but we thought we's risk it! Busted out the NSP 14'x24.5" and fired it up.

Nice paddle to Taka and then we swapped boards. I was on the Fanatic Fly Race 12'6 x 27.75" which I used to have for about 18 months. Wow what a difference between the two boards! I found the Fly Race gets to a speed limit and then it feels like you can't get to go any faster. WindBoy was blown away with the 14' NSP and how different it feels and how fast, but his little legs got tired as he spends too much time lying prone on a surfboard these days than standing on a board.

When we swapped back I was blown way by the speed and glide too. The GPS showed on the Fanatic I hit max speed of 8.6kmph versus 10.3kmph on the NSP. Obviously can't compare them more than that as they as very different boards.

Also need to chop my paddle down 1.5" as I am sitting at the water line and my catch and release is not effective as paddle is a bit too long.

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15.04.16 9.27 pm
That nsp is a real rocket, effortless gliding which somehow translated to no strain on shoulders and arms when you're really pushing it. However the old legs had to compensate by balancing and counteracting the reactive forces of the stroke, burning out before my arms or shoulders. I'd love to have one at some point!

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