SUPing Magazine Profile on Erik Abel
Check out the new issue #4 of SUPing Magazine out of Spain. It's an online mag and I've got a pretty good looking spread with plenty of juicy pictures. There's an english version in the back for those non-spanish speaking individuals.
There are a lot of surfers who hate SUP's. Most of them have probably never done it... and probably never will. I have fun doing it. And until I saw this guy charging 12 foot Cloudbreak with my own eyes, I don't think I fully realized the potential for the sport. I couldn't believe how late this guy was getting into waves, how maneuverable his board was and how many waves he was getting. It was unreal. And as much as I prefer surfing when the waves are firing, I always wonder what it would be like to stand up paddle into a double overhead barrel. Maybe someday.