SUP Step Offs Equal Barrels
Some people just do things their own way. Hossegor, France surfer/bodyboarder/standup paddler Fred Compagnon is one of those guys. Over the past few years, Compagnon has perfected a unique way to get barreled: he paddles a SUP into a wave (often with someone on the tail to pull the board out the back once he catches it) then hops off with an alaia strapped to his feet and pulls in. It’s a wacky way to do it, but hey, you can’t argue with the results from these posts.
We featured Compagnon’s technique a few years ago with this clip from Hossegor.