May 31, 2016

 

Paddle boarding is a wonderful vehicle for exploring new areas. Lakes and rivers can be private destinations if you are willing to work a little to visit them. 

 

Over summer weekends, Bend my home and Oregon's favorite outdoor city is hit hard with out of towners. To a...

May 18, 2016

I was raised in Reno but haven't been back in several years. With rising water levels in the Tahoe Basin I returned to paddle. Angelique and I timed our recent trip with the Reno River Festival and uncrowded lakes. The Reno whitewater park was super fun, as was our tou...

May 9, 2016

After a couple years of prohibitively low flows in the Truckee River, the Reno River Festival was back in action this May. Several events were on the schedule, including costume bike rides, concerts, and several kayak disciplines. Whitewater paddle boarding was also sc...

May 5, 2016

I began whitewater paddle boarding a few years ago. Flat-water and fair-weather SUP was boring to me. After discovering I could go for multi-day river trips I felt I needed to learn how to run whitewater.

 

Back then the web featured a small group of people running river...

April 14, 2016

Gerry Lopez is awesome. Period. And I am pleased to have produced this video edit of him and friends surfing the Deschutes River at the Bend Whitewater Park

 

Watching a legend do his thing is a rewarding experience. Sharing a wave with him is even more special.

 

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April 1, 2016

A day back from Owyhee River, I reflect upon the successes of the expedition. My goal is to always return as safe and sound as possible, with photos and stories to share, and the contentment of knowing I am pushing the boundaries of where paddle boarding can go.  In al...

March 23, 2016

A great winter time paddle on the Deschutes River is coming to an end. Spring has arrived. Within a few weeks the Middle Deschutes will be reclaimed by farmers and ranchers in Central Oregon leaving this strectch of river nearly bone dry. So, this may have been my last...

March 19, 2016

 

This time next week I'll be deep in the wilderness.  I will be on a paddle board expedition on the Owhyee River in one of the most remote river canyons in the Lower 48. This is the "heart of darkness," as it were. Though there have been stand up paddle boards on the m...

March 14, 2016

 

 

Let's talk whitewater SUP paddles. In particular, let's discuss blade shapes, paddle length, and adjustability.

 

As SUP has moved inland from the coast, paddle designs are adapting to the change of environment. In this Blog post I look to three paddle brands I believe...

March 11, 2016

 

 

Paddle boarding comes from the beach. Board shorts, bikinis, bare feet, sunny skies and salty seas.  That aloha spirit has traveled with SUP as it has made its way inland. The paddle boarder on a favorite lake hundreds of miles from the ocean feels the "islands" with...

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