Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Weekend in West Glover

With the season waning a bit, we headed up to the Northeast Kingdom to quaint little Lake Palmer, where we were able to participate in an informal, anything-goes regatta and introduce some Kingdom dwellers to Paddleboarding.

It was a huge hit with the folks. In the bubble of the Northeast Kingdom, many hadn't heard of or seen the sport before. Everyone jumped on a board, young and old, and got a great taste for stand up paddling on a beautiful pre-autumn weekend. Lake Palmer was the perfect size for easy paddling and enjoying stellar scenery.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Stand Up 12

The Stand Up 12 has made its anticipated debut in Vermont and will be added to our fleet. Imagine Surfboards of Montreal pulled in a dose of kayak design and mixed it with a standard SUP surfboard style for a hybrid that is a dream flatwater paddle machine.

The Stand Up 12's kayak-style plastic shell holds up to any and all rock and sand encounters. It's as stable a board as you will find, and it's even got a little dry hatch to stash stuff. Because it is a little heavier than the traditional SUP, a wheel is attached to one end for easy transporting.

Roll it up to the water's edge and hop on. It's that easy.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Via Austin

It's nice to get a shot from out on the water, and David Bain from the capital of Texas, who was visiting Vermont last weekend, came through. David took this one of his friend, Jon, paddling right next to him.

You may not know it from the photo, but Jon was a first-timer. David's part of the emerging SUP scene in Austin:

Monday, August 10, 2009

Sunny Saturday

What a spectacular day Saturday for standing up in Vermont. Here recently married Burlingtonians Candace and Drew take their first paddleboard lessons, and get the hang of it quickly.

Me surfing, really! Quality ankle high surf ...

Another sweet Champlain sunset ...

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

VT Sports Mag story

Check out the August edition of Vermont Sports Magazine for an interesting story about Stand Up Paddling in the Green Mountains. On newstands and in shops next week!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Up North

We took a trip to the north side of town to help Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Vermont raise money for the annual Dragonboat fundraiser. Got a lot of people's feet wet (and one dog's) on paddleboards. 

A father and son team gaining speed

Josh teaching the basics ...

Partially blind, walking with a limp, this old Pug still held his own

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Just Swell

Sorry there's no footage - my camera spent Independence Day in Canada of all places - but there was a legit wind swell for July Fourth on Champlain - Just as the Quadricentennial Festival kicks off. Consistent winds had the sails up and paddlesurfers picking up their paddles on 3 and 4 footers. 

The tent only blew away once.

- Jason

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Stellar weather from start to finish Wednesday had a lot of folks rarin' to get out on the water ...

Pioneering yoga on a paddle board

The sun is setting at the perfect angle at Oakledge these days ,,,

Monday, June 22, 2009

Solstice Sunset

The latest sunset of the year at Malletts Bay up in Colchester on Sunday. Leah paddling like a champ. Doesn't get any better ...

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Wednesday Demos

Great turnout for the Oakledge Park Wednesday night demos. The Paddlesurf community in Vermont is building!

The guys from Burton came out. Do you know they make surfboards there?

What a fantastic view of the Burlington cityscape paddling around Oakledge ...

Shaun calls it a day after learning the ropes.


We canvased this all over Burlington this week, but for those of you out of town ... enjoy.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Opening Day!

Paddlesurf Champlain opened for the season last weekend. With calm winds and sun, some of the local SUP converts took their first few paddles around Oakledge beach.

An experienced surfer, Nancy stands up for the first time ...

The "soft" opening was a family affair ...
Into the mystic ...