We had the pleasure of hosting world longboard champ and pro sup surfer, Colin McPhillips this past spring. Colin has been an inspirational sup surfer for us here at Blue Zone SUP. His positive attitude and laid back style make us stoked to surf with him every time he comes down.
Watch as Colin and coach Chase enjoy some typical spring sup surf conditions during one morning session in February. You can see the offshore winds are blowing making for some perfect paddle surfing waves.
Notice the longboard style that Colin shows in his approach to sup surfing. Longer, more drawn out lines are typical moves from Colin. The fact that he surfs a longer sup surf board at 9′ helps him to glide out to the shoulder and surf more out of the pocket. This got us thinking about sup surf board design a lot and our desire to try longer, thinner boards for the added glide and smoother feel.