How I SUP: Marlen Zimer

How I SUP: Marlen Zimer

During the summer, I spend several weeks on the road with my self-built camper. And of course, my brand-new Bluefin SUP!

The Adventure Begins

One morning on a beautiful sandy beach in Greece, I finally decided to use my SUP for the first time. The sky was bright blue, and there was no wind at all. Full of anticipation, my mind was set. 

I unpacked my SUP, and quickly connected my electric pump. Whilst the pump was working its magic, I packed some provisions while I waited. In no time at all, my SUP was fully inflated ready for me to attach the leash, pick-up my paddle, and set off! I highly recommend the electric pump, as it’s much faster and more relaxed than inflating a board by hand.

How I SUP: Marlen Zimer

As soon as I got onto the water, the sea felt super smooth and calm. Feeling relaxed as ever, I paddled along the coast relatively close to the shore. Enjoying every moment, my destination was a neighbouring bay I had in mind. I arrived after about half an hour of gorgeous paddling. 

I was all alone, but I thoroughly enjoyed the peace and quiet. However, I couldn’t help but notice the sea had a more restless nature than before, with plenty of waves now starting to appear. This was a clear sign for me to leave pretty soon. 

I didn’t experience much wind on the beach, and stayed perhaps a little longer than I should have done. I enjoyed a few snacks and, once I’d fixed my waterproof bag back onto the front of my SUP, I began my journey back.

How I SUP: Marlen Zimer

A Sudden Change

After just a few metres on the water, I noticed a light headwind. Once I paddled out of the bay, it suddenly got very strong. Forcing me to paddle against it with all my strength, it almost felt as if I wasn’t moving at all. 

With as much strength as I could find, I somehow managed to get around the headland and back towards the shore. After what seemed like an eternity, I paddled ashore and decided to walk the rest of the way back – pulling my SUP behind me. 

Another eternity later, I safely reached my camper. 

From this experience, I definitely learned the importance of checking in advance for potential weather changes. And in case of any doubt, it’s always better to be safe than sorry.

How I SUP: Marlen Zimer

But throughout this unexpected adventure, my Bluefin SUP definitely saved the day! I can’t recommend the Cruise 12’ enough, and I couldn’t be happier.

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