November 5, 2017

Paddle boarding in New Zealand has been a dream of mine pretty much from the moment I started paddling. The dream has become a reality. After week one of a month long trip, here is the first trip report.

The purpose of the trip is to share the love of adventure paddle b...

October 28, 2017

The River SUP Journey continues as Conal Hearps and I (SUPPAUL) road trip through New Zealand.

We are going to be shaking hands with folks; getting people on the water with Hala boards; and paddling as much as possible on rivers, lakes, bays, and surf. 

If you...

October 21, 2017

The Rogue River in Oregon is a classic. Fishermen and whitewater enthusiasts have been boating the river for decades. Paddle boarding the Wild & Scenic section with its numerous ClassII-IV rapids is a new form of river adventure. 

I have had the opportunity to paddle it...

October 5, 2017

Paddle boarding whitewater rapids is fun and challenging. It's a sport that has allowed me to redefine myself as an outdoors athlete. I came to it a handful of years ago after many years as an expedition sea kayak guide, ski patroller, long distance hiker.... River SUP...

September 21, 2017

It takes time for my images to develop. I go from one project, one expedition to another. Photos often sit on the hard drive. It's great to come back to them. To return to the experiences and witness thier documentation anew.

These images feature Torrey Piatt who I recr...

June 27, 2017

The Bend Whitewater Park is an amazing example of community projects building progressive features to keep people active. 

Whitewater parks in general are catered to kayakers and surfers practicing skills. The Bend park in particular is for water enthusiasts of all kind...

May 9, 2017

When I began paddle boarding I was immediately curious if boards could run rapids. The Deschutes river runs through Bend, Oregon where I live. It is a great place to paddle flatwater on fair weather days in the heat of summer. But I was curious about the rapids above t...

March 31, 2017

The Rogue is a destination river in southern Oregon. Known for its drift boat fishing and whitewater rafting, adventure paddle boarding is becoming the new thing. From a mellow summer time float in the Shady Cove area, to technical rapids in Gold Hill, to multi-day tri...

March 5, 2017

I'm back home in the States after spending nearly three months in Chile. Whereas my friends and family celebrated the heaviest winter in over a decade (many cursed it after awhile), I enjoyed a southern hemisphere summer.

I can get used to the endless summer thing. 


November 30, 2016

Guided paddle board adventure in Patagonia with SUPPAUL.

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