Saturday, June 19, 2010

Standup Paddleboarding


Paddleboarding seems to be making considerable headway in the paddling community. It definitely takes fitness,coordination and balance. The video above shows a fun oriented - fin turn.

In Ontario, instructors are combining surfing and standup paddle boarding. It takes what we do for practice, balance training and fun: standing up in our kayaks - to a whole new level.

Check out this website: http://www.surfontario.ca/

I know there are more surfers on the east coast of Newfoundland but the conditions are highly dependent on the sea state and can be optimal for local areas such as Spaniard's Bay, but often for only a short time.

We may see some of these folks at the retreat next year. Ask your local outfitters about these boards - you never know what is developing.

2 comments:

Meagan said...

I think you should have clarified that I was purposely on the front of the board, trying to do a fin spin- not necessary for casual paddleboarding (but fun)

michael said...

I didn't know that but can add that on.