Here’s some info about my ULI inflatable Stand Up Paddle Surf Board
My first Stand Up Paddling session was in the summer of 2009 on a rented Nais 11′. I was hooked right from the start and wanted to be able to go paddle when and where I wanted – so I needed to get myself my own board. I live in Switzerland which is a land-locked country at least 6 hours drive from the meditteranean sea. I live about 1o minutes to the lake of Zurich by car. Switzerland is a small country and most people – ike myself – live in flats and don’t own property. So storage in small basements is also an issue. Storing and transporting a 11′ board did just not seem feasable.
Of course I also wanted to surf in the sea and hopefully catch some waves which meant transporting on the roof of my car or in a plane. As we are a family and have loads of luggage to take on vacation the idea of additionally lugging a huge board around did not seem that cool.
Then I heard about the ULI surf boards in San Diego. I thought it was a fantastic concept – but could it work? I had my doubts but the pics and videos on the ULI website sure seemed convincing.
Eventually I could no longer resist and ordered the 10′ SUP ‚Steamroller‘ surf board – and what is the verdict?
The Carribean? Nope quite a bit closer. „Es Trenc“ beach in Majorca. October 2009 Water temp 25°C
This board is gread for flat water paddling. The board is extremely stiff and is easily packable in a large duffle bag. We had absolutely no problems checking in at the airport. No questions asked, no overweight, no oversize luggage, no dings!