Wrap Up: Morro Bay SUP Demo

Day 1

Day one of the demo at Morro Bay greeted the F-One Americas SUP crew with sunny warm skies on Saturday morning. The location for the first day of the demo and flat water event was held at Coleman Beach inside the harbor at Morro Bay just a couple hundred yards from Morro Rock.

We had a number of people try out the board lineup with the Manawa 10′ and 12’6″ Race boards being the favorites. Several kids that were new to standup had a great time paddling the Anakao 9’1″ and 7’11” Madeiro. The winds were initially light and offshore and then quickly turned and built around 11:30am making the paddling a bit more challenging.

Olivier provided one on one assistance to paddlers and talked them through several paddling tips. Riders also were able to take a look at the Manera paddle covers, paddle bags, board bags and backpacks which were well received. This morning (2/26/12)  morning we take to the surf will start bright and early at 24th st in Cayucos!

Day 2

Day two of the F-One demo was held Sunday Feb 26th at 24th st. in Cayucos. The conditions at this surfing beach break were challenging with continual close interval waves roughly head high pushing into the beach. In addition the offshore winds kept people focused on paddling into a head wind as they scratched to catch waves.

We had beginner to expert dropping into mostly closed out surf while testing out the boards. Folks were able to take out the Anakao 9’1″, Manawa 10′ and Madeiro 7’11” during the morning session until the wind switched and dramatically increased with an onshore flow around 11AM.  Even with the less than desirable conditions people had a good feel for the boards and what they were capable of and there was a lot of positive feedback. We had a great two days of demo’s and look forward to the next demo days on the Central Coast coming up mid April at the Pismo Kite Expo!