SUP Surfing Wipeout Reel

When done correctly, SUP surfing is a thing of beauty. Artwork, no less. Kai Lenny, Bernd Roediger or Sean Poynter—these men are the Rembrandts of our sport, carving and drawing lines, each wave a new canvas, paddle in lieu of paintbrush. These elite artists are portrayed in countless videos filled with flawless technique, and in comparison, it’s easy to doubt your own artistic abilities with a paddle. But then an edit like this comes along and reminds us that even the most gifted artists are prone to misplaced strokes from time to time. Even the best paddlers suffer horrendous wipeouts now and again.

Here we find some of SUP surfing’s finest—Geoff Breen, Jackson Close, Roger “Dogman” Saunders and Keahi de Aboitiz—enduring the less pretty points of progressive surfing throughout this two-minute compilation of airs, barrels and floaters gone awry. It’s proof that even the most talented artists fumble from time to time. After all, if you never eat it, you’re just not pushing yourself hard enough.

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For SUP surfing done right, check out the incredible action from the 2016 Sunset Beach Pro.