BUYING A WAVE SUP
WaveSUP or SurfSUP. These are the same names for the same sort SUP boards. With a wave SUP you can go hard in the waves. In general, these boards are really easy to recognize. SurfSUPs are shorter and broader. The maximum width of the board is relatively far forward, and the board turns easy into the bend. Thanks to the relatively smaller backside, there is a stabilizing effect.
Wave SUPs have considerable scoop rocker (curvature), by which they also have extra maneuverability. The amount of scoop lets you move easily through the waves with the SUP. The big advantage of extreme maneuverability speaks for itself; a disadvantage is that the SUP is harder to paddle straight ahead. The right mix for every individual needs to be determined, in terms of the combination of maneuverability, stability, volume and glide. Your experience, the sort of waves, weight and your specific wishes also have a lot of influence on your ultimate choice.