Saturday, July 31, 2010

Surf's Up for Stand Up

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

Hot, Hazy and Heavenly

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

SUP with the Pup

First, let's show you what just happened to bike by as we were setting up our spot at Oakledge on Sunday. Wow, what a bike! Don't know how he got on it.

Ok, now let's point out that this is our spot at Oakledge -- just so everyone knows what to look for when you need a Stand Up Paddle fix in Burlington, Vermont.

Finally, we wanted to show you what hours of training has wrought for us and our guy Manny. A ride around the bay by Stand Up Paddleboard. Everyone's doing it. Now we know why. Manny loved it. He's still working on his dismount though ... just like the guy on the bike I imagine.