March 7, 2016

 

 

 

Paddle boarding is among the fastest growing outdoor sports. On ocean surf and placid lakes, SUP is a perfect way to travel self-propelled on the water. SUP surfing, SUP racing, SUP touring, SUP Yoga, SUP Polo, paddle boarding is very popular with a variety of peopl...

March 4, 2016

It's always fun to run whitewater on a paddle board, especially the "backyard rapids" of your home town. In this case, it's the Big Eddy rapids on the Deschutes River a short drive from where I live in Bend, Oregon.

 

And it is a treat to work with film makers who are as...

February 28, 2016

After a winter of continual rebuilding of the Bend Whitewater Park, it has reopend to kayakers, river surfers, and whitewater paddle boarders. Yea ha!

 

As a park it is a play spot for whitewater enthusiasts practicing river skills, including river surfing and river runn...

February 26, 2016

 

Welcome to the river. Whitewater parks are a great place to learn some valuable river skills, from river surfing to river running. There are some things to keep in mind, however, to keep both you and your gear less damaged.

 

Seeing paddle boarders arrive at a whitewate...

February 25, 2016

  

On a sunny February day in northern Oregon, paddle boarders and kayakers meet on the Hood River. There is a camaraderie between river people. Water levels are up and the call for paddling the “backyard run” has been made. For many of these paddlers, this is a da...

February 23, 2016

 

Oak Springs rapids on the Deschutes River near Maupin, Oregon is a challenging rapid in most conditions. At 6000cfs, it is particularly challenging, especially on a whitewater paddle board.

 

A drop far river right leads to a wall of violent water followed by sharp lava...

February 18, 2016

When I was a sea kayak guide I lworked in Alaska. The Inside Passage and Kenai Peninsula in particular were home to me. Haines and Juneau were special places for me. Though I never did kayak between the two towns, I had always intended to.

 

Since stand up paddle boardin...

February 16, 2016

POV footage of one of my first clean whitewater paddle board runs of the Notch at Big Eddy rapids near Bend, Oregon. Summer time flow featured here is 1800cfs.

 

 

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