Jeff Spira asks: Photos from Jeff Spira’s post
Just got this email about my Bolsa Chica Stand Up Paddleboard, http://spirainternational.com/hp_bols.php
My son and I have just completed and successfully tested a sup build from your plans. Thanks very much for your work in design and making available excellent plans for what has turned out to be a very enjoyable build.
We learned a lot on the way and were glad to have even limited experience of building a 7ft rowing boat prior to tackling the sup. Your plans were easy to use and were exactly as described – no experience necessary and easy to make on weekends. We decided to add floatation foam for extra buoyancy and were glad of it in the end. Although our experience on sups is limited to some holiday tryouts, we were impressed with the stability and easy glide through the water. The last time I was on a sup, I broke a couple of ribs falling onto the board and was worried that it would be a folly to build my own but we are very pleased with the results. It’s not just for the inexperienced boat builder but also pretty good for the inexperienced paddler!
We tested the sup on Lake Kawongbah in Queensland, Australia – your plans are really international! I have attached a few photos for your perusal.
Many thanks and we can’t wait for the next fine weekend to glide on the water again!