I’m really enjoying my Bark 14’0 prone paddleboard. I’ve finally able to knee paddle reasonably well, and it’s SUPER fun catching downwind bumps from Maliko to Sugar Cove, Maui.
I got the paddleboard for training for traditional surfing, and I’m wondering if my training is suboptimal if I’m focusing on knee paddling, as I would never do that in regular surfing. On the other hand, knee paddling seems awesome for balance and developing new muscle groups. Plus, it’s super fun.
The bottom of the board is a displacement hull like a canoe, so it’s super tippy, and that’s what kind of makes the downwind bump riding fun and challenging.