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...

May 2, 2016

Dan Gavere is one of the most respected river paddle boarders. After a long career running whitewater as a champion kayaker, he's helped define the possibilities of standing up through rapids. 

 

The reality of river SUP is that there is a lot of falling off your board i...

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.

 

E...

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...

March 11, 2016

Natali Zollinger is all about fitness conditioning and training. She is a powerful woman with exuberant energy. Her passion for the river is real. She's a long time raft guide taking her on Grand Canyon trips, Middle Fork of the Salmon, and the Alsek River.

 

She's a co...

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...

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