Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Otter Creek delta

Yes, Otter Creek is one of Vermont's most popular microbreweries. It wasn't until a recent trip to Ferrisburgh that we realized it's also a fantastic paddle spot. We found ourselves at the confluence - if that's the right terminology - of Otter Creek and Lake Champlain, basically, where the creek meets the lake.

We headed upstream for a nice, mellow and glassy cruise, then turned around and spilled into the lake at one of its most narrow spots. New York seemed just a stone's throw away, and the Adirondack views were inspiring. A marshy area had us listening to the array of bird calls, and a beautiful sunset capped the evening.

We have a skier!
Meredith furthering the art of Yogaboarding
Little Mafali takes hold of a paddle
And joins for a cruise

Monday, June 21, 2010

Mr. Faty-pus

As owner of Colorado's Faty-pus Skis, Jared Mazlish makes some of the fattest powder skis available in the snow industry. Mazlish is an East Coaster by birth and while back in Vermont last week, he got a chance to step onto a pair that out-fat even the Faty-pus. Surf Skis!
Mazlish picked things up pretty quick — he's used to a lot of volume under foot — and was paddling around on a glassy night at Leddy Park with ease.
His real goal is to ski some waves, and he hopes to get back east before long to take these things to the coast.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Soft opening

Soft opening today for Paddlesurf Champlain down at Oakledge Park and Beach. Come join. Weather looks permissive :)