A SUP helped to deal with the volume issue, but after the take-off the extra volume often became a main hinderance for making that crucial first bottom turn and keeping up with the pace of the wave. So, most waves breaking on the reef did not deliver the quality rides that we are used from this break and the few sets that actually broke with the expected perfection found nobody in position to ride them.
But on the sandbars further south there were some juicy waves breaking too. These waves broke actually in better shape more often, compared to the reef. Some of these waves actually were very well shaped. So, it was no wonder that two locals soon paddled out to have a closer look. They caught a few waves but basically had to deal with similar issues as on the reef: too much energy on the ocean, too much water moving, extremely difficult positioning and boards too small.
A Guéthary-style semi gun would have been an adequate tool plus the experience in powerful beachbreak waves that you only get at the Atlantic and not at the Danish North Sea. In the end it was all “you can look but not touch” these exceptional waves.