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KARIN SIERRALTA: “A VECES PIENSO QUE EL SUP PODRÍA LLEGAR A REEMPLAZAR AL SURF”

KARIN SIERRALTA: “A VECES PIENSO QUE EL SUP PODRÍA LLEGAR A REEMPLAZAR AL SURF”

  • Publicado por Fernando Labad
  • El 31 agosto, 2015

El pasado 10 de febrero la Asociación Panamericana de Surf (PASA) se renovaba con la llegada del peruano Karín Sierralta a la presidencia, y se propone llevar el surfing a los Panamericanos Lima 2019. Fue el resultado de las elecciones democráticas por las que organizaciones nacionales de 22 países del continente eligieron su nuevo comité ejecutivo.

De larga trayectoria en la gestión del surf en la región, el directivo peruano se desempeña también como director ejecutivo de la Federación Deportiva Nacional de Tabla, presidente ejecutivo del Tour Profesional ALAS y vicepresidente de la International Surfing Association.

Conocí a Karin en unos de mis viajes a Perú con la selección de la Federación Española de Surf en el 2010. No tardé en darme cuenta de que era un apasionado de sus olas, de su gente y de su trabajo. Desde entonces sigo, desde la distancia continental, su labor al frente de los diferentes cargos que desempeña. Para mi supone todo un ejemplo y el espejo donde reflejarme. Es admirable cómo ha integrado el SUP dotándole cobertura institucional, un trabajo tedioso,  a veces ingrato, y alejado de los focos deslumbrantes de los pódiums.

Es por ello que quiero dedicarle mi primera entrevista en el blog de SUP Traveller.

Fernando Labad: Sabemos que eres un gran surfista pero que también te encanta hacer SUP con tu familia. ¿Podrías definir el Stand Up Paddle en pocas palabras?

Karin Sierralta: Te diría que el SUP es un deporte completo, divertido, seguro que puede practicarse a cualquier edad sin necesidad de tener un buen estado físico, ni preparación previa. Simplemente es una actividad apta para todos.

FL: ¿Cómo estás viendo el progreso del SUP en tu querido Perú?

KS: Si bien ha crecido mucho en los últimos años no veo el crecimiento que puedo ver en otros países y es que Perú es un país de Olas y el SUP, sobre todo el de paseo o race, evoluciona más rápido en aguas tranquilas.

FL: ¿Qué futuro le auguras dentro de los organismos en los que estás trabajando? ¿Qué planes tenéis para ello?

KS: El futuro es demasiado grande para definirlo hoy. Al punto que a veces pienso que podría llegar a reemplazar al surf. Simplemente la tecnología avanza tan rápido que hoy los SUPers pueden hacer casi todas las maniobras que hacen los surfers.

En cuanto a planes. En el Tour ALAS ya incluimos el SUP Surf desde el año pasado y se están viendo proyectos para hacer el Tour de RACE, probablemente la primera etapa sea este año en un país de Sudamérica.

En PASA debemos seguir la misma línea e incluir el SUP en todos los eventos.

Nos falta promover el SUP en categorías menores así que lo más probable es que lo haga PASA.

FL: ¿Ves en el Stand Up Paddle un importante motor para el desarrollo turístico en tu continente?

KS: Totalmente, ya tenemos información que solo en EEUU el SUP es considerado la actividad mas realizada por los turistas.

Es una actividad perfecta para el turista, muy divertida y fácil. En todos los lugares tenemos agua como lagos, ríos, mar y por ultimo hasta en piscinas. Creo que el SUP seguirá creciendo muy rápido.

FL: Recientemente, durante tu viaje a Europa, has estado visitando y surfeando la ola de Surfsnowdonia. Has podido constatar el trabajo conjunto entre grupos privados de inversión y administración. ¿Qué impresión te has llevado de esta experiencia?

KS: Me encantó poder confirmar que el Surf esta en todos lados. Lo que se viene en esta década son las Olas artificiales y poder hacer surf en cualquier parte del mundo.

El Surf se ha vuelto muy atractivo para los inversionistas y esto debido a la gran masificación del deporte en el mundo entero.

FL: Los que hemos viajado a Perú sabemos de su inmenso potencial en olas de calidad mundial. ¿Qué le dirías al viajero que aún no os conoce y que elije otros destinos más famosos, pero también más concurridos?

KS: El Surfer que quiere surfear todos los días, tiene que venir a Perú donde nunca faltan las olas. Los días mas flat´s encuentras olas de medio metro.  Que no tenemos tiburones, la comida es exquisita y la gente super amigable. El Perú es para la gente que quiere hacer todo intensamente.

FL: Por último, ¿cuál es tu opinión acerca del concepto de SUP Traveller?

KS: Pienso que será una gran herramienta para los SUPers del mundo. Quiero felicitarte por la iniciativa, creo que el proyecto esta en el camino correcto y se viene en grande, así como saber el SUP Español se encuentra en buenas manos. También agradecer tus palabras hacia mi persona.

FL: Muchas gracias querido compañero. Espero verte pronto compartiendo las mismas olas.

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why do I love paddle boarding so much?

If you’ve been keeping up with Mark’s Daily Apple, you know that standup paddling is a longtime favorite pastime of mine. And though I was into it before it was “cool,” I’m certainly not the first. Fishermen have been paddling their water vessels from a standing position for thousands of years and pre-contact Hawaiian surfers employed long paddles to reach the best waves on their 3-5 meter-long boards. In the mid-20th century, Oahu surf instructors would lead classes atop longboards with paddles, but it wasn’t until Laird Hamilton and Dave Kalama started standup paddling (and being filmed doing it) that the sport gained broad “sport” status and board makers began producing dedicated SUP boards.

So, a lot of people have asked: why do I love paddle boarding so much?

I love the minimalism of paddling. Consider snowboarding, which I also love. Snowboarding requires a bunch of equipment. You gotta get the lift ticket. You gotta wear the cold weather gear. You need to strap on the boots. You gotta ride the lift and wear the goggles and check the conditions. It’s exhausting. Exhilarating, too, and I look forward to it every season, but you can’t beat the simplicity of slipping into the water and hopping up on your board with just some shorts and a paddle and no plan at all.

I can’t do traditional meditation. I’ve tried. I know the benefits. It just doesn’t work for me. But paddling? Getting the angle of the paddle just right as it enters the water with the least resistance? Engaging every muscle, however minor and seemingly inconsequential, to pull against the water? Paddling is my meditation. To get the angle of the paddle as it enters the water just right with the least resistance. I never even really think of it as a workout, although there’s not a better core program if you have good technique. Since taking up paddling, I’ve really developed my serratus anteriors to go along with the standard abs.

Shoulder problems? Don’t worry. With proper form, the shoulder is stabilized when you paddle. The arms in both top and bottom position are maintained fairly straight throughout the stroke; think of a “V” emanating out from the shoulder, formed by the two straight arm. Most of the actual “work” is done with the lats, the serratus, the abs, the hips, and the legs. Overall, paddling with proper form is a fantastic shoulder external rotation “pulling” movement. Since the majority of people are biased toward interior rotation of the shoulders, tight pecs, and a slumped, inactive thoracic spine, usually from too much computer and smartphone usage, standup paddling is a godsend for shoulder health. Even gym rats, who tend to be bench press addicts, can benefit from adding more restorative pulling or external rotation at the shoulder. Many experts think your pulling (pullups, rows) should outweigh your pushing (pushups, bench, overhead press, dips) by at least 2:1. Paddling is a productive and enjoyable way to do it. When I have shoulder problems from the gym, paddling actually helps iron them out.

Santa Barbara Lifestyle Photographer Doug Ellis

Compared to kayaks and canoes, standup paddle boards give you a unique vantage point. Whereas the seated water vessels direct your focus toward going and moving forward and working hard, standing up directs your gaze downward and outward across the horizon. When I paddle, I can see everything below and around me, and because paddling itself is such a relaxed, meditative process, I’m inclined to take advantage of the increased visibility. If the water’s clear (as it is in Malibu), you’ll see some incredible things swimming below that you’d simply miss if you were trying to catch waves or cut through the water in record time. Standup paddling encourages exploration, and rewards it.

Cool things happen when you paddle. You might meet new people (SUPers are some of the coolest folks around, in my experience), you might catch a wave or two, you often see incredible wildlife (especially in Malibu – seals, dolphins, schools of bat rays and other large fish, etc.), because you can see straight down below.

A few weeks ago, I bought a new “starter” board on which to train first-timers (Costco, delivered free to the house!). The next Saturday I went down to the beach locker where I keep my boards and saw that there was a SUP race taking off just a few hundred feet up the beach. I figured I’d try the new board out in that race, so I registered. Big mistake. 20 paddle strokes in I could see that this board, while extremely stable and easy to ride, was a barge compared to my regular sleek board. This 5-mile ocean race was going to be a hurt dance if I was thinking of maintaining any real speed. And I couldn’t just drop out because, well, I knew too many people watching on the beach, so I settled in for a good workout and vowed to enjoy whatever happened. Rounding the final buoy about a mile and a quarter off shore, lost in the meditative paddling “zone” but aware of my surroundings, I was startled to look up and see not 50 feet away a large mama gray whale and twin calves just lolling in the water. This is a rare, rare sight, the kind of thing whale watching enthusiasts dream about. The people on SUPs around me were equally surprised, and we all just stopped — mostly because we were waiting to see if she and the kids might dive underneath us. It was fantastic and exhilarating to be that far from shore, in fairly choppy water wondering who would make the next move. As it turned out, we racers all agreed to take a 2-minute timeout and just “be” in this once in a lifetime moment. It was one of the coolest experiences I’ve had. And that’s the kind of thing that can happen when you paddle.

Santa Barbara Lifestyle Photographer Doug Ellis

Interest piqued? I bet it is.

Here’s how to get started:

For beginners, I always recommend larger, wider boards like the Costco board mentioned above. The bigger the board, the better the stability. There’s nothing so demoralizing (and quick to discourage further paddling) to a newbie than repeatedly falling into the water because the board’s too wobbly and your balance is too underdeveloped. People with extensive surfing, snowboarding, skateboarding, or other board-riding experience can probably get away with smaller boards, but the majority of beginners will get the most out of a wider, more stable board. Softer tops (as opposed to harder ones) also tend to favor the beginner.

Another choice to make is between planing hulls and displacement hulls. Boards with a planing hulls are like surfboards, sitting flat atop the water. These are great for all-around use, catching waves, and general fun on the water. Displacement hulls cut through the water, more like a kayak. They’re intended for racing and long-distance touring. I recommend most beginners start with planing hull boards until they get a feel for what they want out of paddling. If you get really into the sport and want to start racing or going long distance, you can always switch to a board with a displacement hull.

Buy at a shop rather than online for your first one. Many shops offer renter programs where you can try before you buy, and they’re full of passionate experts who will guide you toward the best board for your situation. Also, get fitted for a proper non-adjustable paddle; they tend to be higher quality than the adjustable ones.

Other than that? Just go try it. As I said earlier, it’s so simple and requires so little equipment (beside the board and paddle) that you can slip into the water and have fun. Ocean, lake, pond, river — all it takes is some water. If you’re a little unsteady, start on your knees. If you fall off, laugh and get back on. No one’s watching. No one cares.

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Oh, and be sure to respect the locals, particularly if you’re trying to surf waves.

That’s about it for today, folks. If you have any questions about standup paddling, leave them down below. If you have any comments, tips, or advice for beginners, do the same.

Thanks for reading, everyone!

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Como escolher a sua prancha de stand up paddle

Como escolher a sua prancha de stand up paddleEscolher uma prancha de stand up paddle não é nada fácil, principalmente para quem ainda não está familiarizado com o universo das pranchas, seus materiais e medidas. Para facilitar a escolha, defina bem o que você mais quer fazer com a prancha e dê prioridade para isso. Quer surfar? Quer fazer travessias longas? Quer competir? Para cada objetivo, existe um modelo de prancha mais adequado – comece a decisão por aí.

Leandro Ferraz, instrutor do Mau Loa SUP, explica aqui um pouco sobre os modelos mais encontrados no mercado. Veja qual corresponde melhor aos seus objetivos:

sup surf2_pranchas stand up paddleSUP SURF
Vai pegar onda? Se a sua intenção é surfar, você vai precisar de umaprancha menor. Cada vez mais parecida com a prancha de surf, a prancha de SUP Surf traz a performance da pranchinha para o stand up. Os menores modelos podem ter menos de 8 pés. Com pouca flutuação, uma pessoa leve até consegue remar bem na prancha, mas, no geral, não é um modelo indicado para remadas mais longas.



funboard3_pranchas stand up paddleFUNBOARD

Está começando? Essa é uma prancha que funciona para qualquer situação, seja para pegar ondinhas ou para remadas um pouco mais longas. Com comprimento um pouco maior do que a prancha de SUP Surf, entre 10 e 12 pés, ela se torna um pouco mais rápida e, sendo um pouco mais larga e com borda maior, ela facilita o equilíbrio. Como uma prancha intermediária, ela é uma ótima opção para iniciantes, mas não satisfaz quem busca performance, no surfe ou na remada.

Remadores mais pesados devem optar por tamanhos maiores. Uma Funboard de 12 pés comporta bem um remador de até 120 kg, enquanto uma prancha de 10 pés funciona melhor para um remador de até 75 kg.

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CRUISER

Quer ir longe? Com pelo menos 12,6 pés de comprimento e uma boa largura (entre 31 e 33 polegadas), essa é uma prancha mais confortável para remadas longas. Ela tem velocidade, equilíbrio e ainda espaço na superfície para levar alguma mochila ou coisa do tipo, o que é bem útil para longas distâncias. É também uma boa opção para os praticantes de SUP Fishing.


race 2_pranchas stand up paddleRACE
Quer ir rápido? Uma Race é melhor escolha para quem quer competir, mas é preciso ter experiência para remá-la. A prancha de Race tem cerca de 14 pés e está cada vez mais estreita, chegando a ter 24 polegadas de largura em alguns modelos. Por conta desse desenho, o equilíbrio nela é bastante difícil, mas a performance é ótima. Há pranchas de Race mais adequadas para downwind e modelos mais indicados para remadas em água parada.

whiter water_pranchas stand up paddleWHITEWATER
Vai descer corredeiras? O modelo whitewater (corredeira) é o mais indicado para você. Com comprimento entre 10,6 e 12,6 pés, essa prancha é normalmente inflável ou de polietileno, sendo mais resistente para a modalidade.

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SUP Safety Tips for Salt Water

SUP Safety Tips for Salt Water

Equipment and Preparation

The wearing of a Personal Floatation Device (PFD) is universally considered a hazard and a hinderance to all surf orientated board-sports, as a result of reduced agility both on or in the water which in itself can put the individual at risk. Falling, retrieving and recovery, are inherent, natural components of SUP`boarding, as per windsurfing and surfing, not ‘critical’ events as associated with kayaking or canoeing. While this view may seem incongruous with other water sports, SUB`s present no inherent risk of entrapment, swamping or suffer from the potentially disabling consequences of capsize, being inherently safer from these points of view than a kayak or canoe and ‘unsinkable’.

If you do decide to paddle in saltwater, inquire among surf and kayak shops on where to go, any tips, etc. Get a local boating or paddling guidebook for more info as well. And buy a tide chart, learn to read it, and use it to plan you paddles. High winds are good for  downwinders, love super glassy days are good for quiet paddles and cleaner boat wakes. Low tides can make waves quite large, high tides provide a shorter carry to the water from the car. Winter means less people in the water, quite a few calm days but fun windy days as well. Summer is obviously warmer but more chaotic d. Pros and cons of each, find out what works best for you. Winter will mean more high tides in the day, while summer has low tides during the day.

Terms for Paddleboarding in Saltwater:

  • Tide Chart: Shows the vertical change in water which affects beach, dock, and boat ramp access.
  • Current Chart: Shows the horizontal movement of water. This only applies to areas of high current above 3-4kts.
  • Ebb – Outgoing tide or current.
  • Flood – Incoming tide or current.
  • Slack – Period between ebb and flood, sometimes calm, and in some location current direction may seem confused.

If you’re training for a race, you’ll find that tidal currents, wind, and boat waves will add more challenge to your paddles better preparing you for the unexpected conditions of a race. In a recent race in Seattle, many paddlers complained that the side wind forced them to paddle on one side for a few miles which was exhausting. Paddlers in the race who paddle in saltwater, found those conditions similar to what they regularly experience daily with strong tidal currents which push and pull on on a board/boat in open water.

Self rescue

Self-rescue techniques taught/learnt as an initiation to SUP`ing; paddling assuming a kneeling or sitting position, paddling prone using the hands and advice as to when to use such techniques (strong off-shore winds, broken paddle, strong currents etc) A distress signal can include waving the paddle side to side above the head whilst straddling board or waving arms above head, side to side to attract attention.

Stay with your board

Stay with your board at all times, which is more visible in a rescue situation than a lone swimmer and will provide in most cases an adequate platform of safety.

Avoid offshore winds

Avoiding paddling in offshore winds (or tidal flow) and know how and when to respond if needs be (self rescue).

Define boundaries

Define the limits of use of SUPs and appropriate, safe venues and situations in which future learning should take place.

Sequential learning

Instruction must be sequential introducing simple through to more complex skills; mastery of basic paddling and board skills, balance and board recovery, fostering achievable outcomes, limiting attrition rates, and higher levels of safety.

Don’t underestimate the physicality of the sport

While the initial experience of SUP may appear ‘effortless’, it must be stressed this is a skillful, physical sport the demands of which significantly increase as natural forces intensify i.e. wind, wave action, tidal flow.

On-water sessions must include defined paddling areas (boundaries) understood by paddlers for their safety and others and the overall management of the learning environment. The use of markers, buoys or fixed objects can be used if necessary.

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