Thursday, September 3, 2009

Thank Goodness for Stand Up Paddling

...or I would go even more crazy. Still waiting for the fall winds to kick in around here now that the boating crowd is mostly off the water. Yeah...I know Hatteras is cranking right now...some of our local crew made the trip down for the excellent NE winds and I can't get out of here...too much going on. But my time is coming...making the Hatteras trek in a few weeks.

In the meantime, I've still been getting time on the water by way of stand up paddling and its keeping me in decent shape. SUP has been a great no wind alternative that keeps me on the water and is an outstanding core workout. Now my daughter is going out with me which is great that we've found something else we can do together. She is using my old Original Windsurfer and an adjustable SUP paddle I got for friends to use. Now its "hers" and she's getting really good now. Rob and I have been getting in some sunrise and sunset sessions.

We have also found other locals who paddle and have started to go out with them on some group paddles.

We also have a new SUP shop in the area...check it out.

Here is the video of the Intracoastal SUP race last May. Rob and I make an appearance in it...

Intracoastal SUP Cup 2009 from Coastal Urge on Vimeo.

Coastal Urge is putting on another race on Sept 26...

but I may be at this...

...and another SUP race in Charleston in October. Man its going to be fun this fall.

1 comment:

George Markopoulos said...

definately gonna be fun. fall is here!