Friday, September 24, 2010
Sunday, September 12, 2010
The second annual Stand Up for the Lake fundraiser event at the Burlington Sailing Center was a free-form race/relay with a good mix of seasoned Stand Up Paddlers and folks newer to the sport. With a strong wind from the south, five wide, and tight buoy turns, the races took a little bit of a boatercross feel — just a friendly amount of angling and banging.
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Friday, August 6, 2010
Just as SUP has spread from West to East across the USA, it is spreading in Vermont too, but in the general North to South direction. This summer it has reached the Stowe and Mad River valleys with a series of Stand Up demo events.
We checked out the Wednesday night thing at the Waterbury Reservoir this week. Great turnout on a hot, humid evening. And glassy waters compared to our Lake Champlain stomping grounds.
Saturday, July 31, 2010
The heat we had in early July turned dramatically last week as strong north winds buffeted Lake Champlain. We watched from Oakledge Beach as the wind swell built to surfable levels then spent parts of three days playing with the Stand Up boards in the surf, paddling in and coming down the short faces, then hanging on for some long rides into the beach ... and back out again. Total fun. We were too busy playing to get any action shots, but here's what it looked like before paddling out :)
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
This shot came in from Kirsten during an evening paddle at the height of Vermont's July heat wave. The air was still, the lake water warm and the humidity high. Things have cooled off a bit since those days in the 90-degree range, but this is a reminder of what it felt like. Looks quite heavenly, this photo, like she's preparing for the ascension.
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Leah and I stepped foot on board over the weekend for the first of what we plan to be many paddleboard launches out of Oakledge Park. We’re pleased to announce we’ll be locating the business there again this season, launching lessons, rentals and tours out of an improved setup on the beach.
We’re psyched. Visit us online at www.paddlesurfchamplain.com and get ready for a first Stand Up Paddle tour or come back and build on your experiences from last season.
Here’s a few teaser shots from Sunday to get you stoked … We're expecting summerlike temps this weekend!
See you on the water …
Leah sets out
Risked it and took the camera on board ...
Working on the back-loaded (poppa wheelie) spin turn
Vietnamese food up Flynn Avenue with the lake and 'Dacks in the backdrop. Mmmmgood.