What Size Board to Ride with your Wing? Ask Dan Gavere

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Dan Gavere discusses what size board you will need to lineup with your wing if you’re just getting started in this quick tutorial from Fanatic SUP.

In this short video, waterman legend Dan Gavere explains the different lengths of boards to be used with a Foil Wing.  He’ll explain how a larger volume board (110-160 liters) is much easier to get started on than a low volume board (100 liters). Low vol boards are also harder to learn to manage for any rider over 170 lbs. The extra float and width of greater volume will help you get started quickly and successfully for first time riders. Also, the larger boards don’t require an exact foot placement (important on smaller boards); therefore, allowing newbie riders to get up and riding with much more forgiving results.

Ride on!  Thanks Dan and the Duotone Wing.

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Evelyn O’Doherty
Evelyn O'Doherty, owner & publisher of the new Standup Journal 2.0, worked her way up the ranks in the world of stand up paddling. A former surfer gone rogue, Evelyn stepped onto a SUP for the first time in 2009 when a plaguing neck injury kept her out of the water from surfing. Discovering the core benefits and expanded perspective on the water that stand up paddling brings, Ev immediately was hooked. She became a strong SUP racer in the North East and a year-round SUP surfer, gathering multiple top brand sponsorships including becoming a team rider for Starboard SUP and a national ambassador for Kialoa, as well as celebrating all aspects of the sport with additional brand ambassadorships including lululemon athletica, Clif Bar, Cobian, Kaenon & Indo Board. Her love of watersports and commitment to advocacy in preserving our marine environments led to a short film made with The Nature Conservancy as part of their Clean Water initiatives on Long Island, NY, called "A New Perspective". Evelyn just keeps paddling. Today, she's stepped up to take over the helm at Standup Journal after having worked for the magazine for 2 years as senior online editor. Her dedication and belief in the power of print to immerse readers in the watersports they love even if they don't have access to the water in a daily existence plus a powerful desire to spotlight the amazing people doing rad sh*t on the water is what drives her vision for Standup Journal 2.0. Evelyn welcomes the conversation about how to make the magazine benefit as many people as possible and encourages feedback, letters to the editor and communication at editor@standupjournal.com . Now, as owner/publisher for Standup Journal., Evelyn continues to live in East Hampton NY where she has daily access to the water. When the swell is working, you can find her in Montauk rattling around in her Ford Ranger surfboards hanging out the back headed for points East.