STAND-UP AND PADDLE – Get Up
The 9’6” Get Up shall forever be my favorite board. It is the board I first started to paddle with.
To be honest, from day one, I just wanted to paddle to surf, that was it. But first, I needed to know how to stand on the board and learn how to row !
“…Then Jesus said to him, “Get up! Pick up your mat and walk…” I needed the same faith to succeed.
Try, fall, climb, try, fall down again…curse then rebel: “It’s the shaper’s fault, this board sucks!”
Bruno was staying calm, smiling: “Relax, you’ll get it, it’s a very easy board.” Meanwhile, fish were still laughing at me and so were the surfers.
It took some time but one day I realized I had rediscovered the magic of surfing.
That board was the early 9’6” proto. It was born on the day of my first surfing session with a paddle.Thierry Pen