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Paddle Board Lessons - SUP Outings & Tours

SUP races coming up August 30-31:

 

Come join us in the fun and adventure of the fastest growing sport in the world!   Whether you are a complete beginner looking to learn or an experienced paddler looking for new scenery or advancing your techniques.   We offer stand up paddle boarding lessons, group and family SUP outings and tours, Sunset paddles, Moonlight paddles, Sunrise paddles, SUP race training, and even a little SUP Yoga and fitness.  We are located in Bluffton, SC and service the Lowcountry of South Carolina ( Hilton Head Island, Beaufort, Bluffton ) and Coastal Georgia ( Savannah ) areas.

 

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SUP race events this weekend! August 30 & 31, 2014

 

Big River Regional, Baton Rouge, LA

Newport SUP Cup, Newport, RI

Stand Up for Autism, Jensen Beach, FL

Get Stoked Portland SUP Race, Gaston, OR

Kalamalka Classic Stand Up Paddle Festival, Vernon, BC, Canada

 

SUP Salmon Classic, Washougai, WA

Rock Island Paddle Rampage, Walling, TN

 

For more details and a complete list of all races:  See More ....

Testing of the NK SpeedCoach GPS SUP

Stroke Monitor

I am currently running multiple tests and putting together a thorough review of the Nielsen-Kellerman SpeedCoach SUP GPS unit that measures your Stroke Rate (strokes per minute) and your Stroke Distance, as well as your Speed per Stroke, Stroke Count, accumulated time and distance. It's exciting and very interesting project. More info about that coming very soon....

 

If you are already using a SpeedCoach, please drop me a note and let me know what your thoughts are and your Pro's and Con's.  I would really appreciate your input!

 

Contact me here.

Best GPS Unit for SUP

This is the GPS unit that I currently use to track my distance paddles and my daily sprint interval paddle training sessions. - the Etrex 10 by Garmin.  I highly recommend it, as it is one of the cheapest on the market, yet one of the few that tracks the Russian Glonass Satellite system as well as the US system, and is WAAS-enabled, so it is very accurate.  Of course you can use the My Garmin on-line software to check out your paddles, but I prefer to just download the file directly into Google Earth - it works great.

 

UPDATE: June 2014 - I am so happy with this unit that I now have 2 of these for averaging together for super accurate testing of techniques, and equipment.  More info about that coming soon....

Featured Race:

The Chucktown Showdown 2014

Saturday,  September 13, 2014, Charleston, South Carolina

Have you ever wanted to paddle through history?

 

On September 13, 2014 you will have that opportunity at the 2nd Annual Chucktown Showdown, presented by The Carolina Paddle Board Co.

Your journey will begin as you paddle down the Ashley River along the shores of Charles Towne.  You will follow the tide past Revolutionary War battle sites and will head directly towards Fort Sumter, the location where the Civil War  began. To your left you may spot the USS Yorktown from World War II, and you will circle around Castle Pinckney which was used to protect this Holy City centuries ago.  The finish line will bring you back to modern day Charleston, SC.  Truly a paddle through history!

 

For More Info Visit: http://chucktownshowdown.com/

Featured Race:

Lake Murray SUP Classic 2014

Saturday, September 27, 2014, Columbia, South Carolina

September 26-28th, the 2014 Lake Murray SUP Classic, presented by Half Moon Outfitters, returns to the shores of Lake Murray for a full weekend of SUP fun! In its third year, this event features races for all skill levels--short and long-distances for intermediate through elite paddlers, a first-timer's challenge, kiddos' race and a race featuring our SC District 7 Special Olympics SUP team. The Lake Murray SUP Classic is the tenth race in the Southern Stoke Race Series, a summer series of races on rivers and lakes throughout the Southeast. Race proceeds benefit the South Carolina Special Olympics.

 

For More Info Visit: https://paddleguru.com/races/2014LakeMurraySUPClassic

Paddling & Stroke Techniques

Training Ideas & Issues

I would love to have your ideas, opinions and / or observations on SUP training techniques ... either your about your own original ideas and training OR your thoughts about current trends out there in our paddling community now.  Do you have an opposing opinion to something I have posted or something you've read posted on "Riding Bumps", "Distressed Mullet", "SUP Connect" or elsewhere... Please send it in! I want your feedback and so does all of our knowledge hungry paddling community! Contact me here.

Featured Race:

Paddle Battle Bluffton 2014

Sunday  October 12, 2014, Bluffton, South Carolina

Come join us for a fun race in the Beautiful May River, Bluffton, SC.  This race will go right by Palmetto Bluff and is only a few miles down the road from Hilton Head Island.   This event is part of the exciting Bluffton Arts and Seafood Festival.

 

For More Info Visit: http://www.standandpaddle.com/bluffton-paddle-battle.html

Find out how your fellow paddlers are training. Or tell us how often, how long, and how you train. Will be adding links to Track Maps of paddles, more articles & videos of techniques, paddle strokes, training regimens, etc...

 In the meantime, watch the following 4 videos by Danny Ching and Jimmy Terrell with some extremely valuable SUP paddle techniques and instruction based on their years of experience.

Paddle Hard!

 

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SUP Race Events, Rules & Racing Organizations

What's your opinion about current state of SUP racing: divisions,  timing, prizes, awards, board size limitations, drug testing, certifications, etc....  What do you think about the WPA vs SUPAA or even the ACA  (that's the 3 main "Governing Bodies" of paddling, the oldest being the American Canoe Association, then the World Paddling Association, and the very newest Stand Up Paddle Athletes Association)?  Share your take both pros and cons here with us. Contact me here.

Featured Race:

Beginners SUP Clinic

Sunday  October 12, 2014, Charleston & Columbia, South Carolina

Paddle Board Reviews

Would you like to give your opinion and observations on a particular SUP?  Send me the info, with as many details as possible and a couple of photos if possible, and I will post it and give you proper credit.  Your post might also make some of our various social media outlets also, so send your info in to help get your thoughts out to the SUP community.

Contact me here.

The BIC One Design SUP sprint race series is Fun, Exciting, Challenging, and very spectator friendly!  You don't even need your own equipment... just show up and paddle race!  Everyone is on the same equipment, and this levels out the playing field. This event is perfect for both the hard core competitor to the newbie who's never tried SUP racing before!   Besides having the equipment supplied to you, these events are typically very inexpensive (sometimes even free!), so come on out and bring your friends!

 

For More Info Visit: http://www.bicsuponedesign.com/events/

Used SUP Board Market

Do you have a paddle board for sale?  Send me the info and I will post it for you!  Your post might also make some of our various social media outlets also, so send your info in to get as much exposure as possible to get your used SUP sold. Contact me here.

Used SUP Board Market

Used SUP Gear Market

Do you have used SUP gear for sale?  Paddles, fins, GPS units, etc... Send me the info and I will post it for you!  Your post might also make some of our various social media outlets also, so send your info in to get as much exposure as possible to get your used SUP gear sold. Contact me here.

Paddle Board Gear Reviews

Would you like to give your opinion and observations on a SUP paddle, GPS unit, fin, pfd, camera, or any particular piece of SUP equipment?   Not only would I love to have that info, but sharing it with our growing SUP community would be greatly appreciated by all!  Just send me the info, with as many details as possible and a couple of photos if possible, and I will post it and give you proper credit.  Your post might also make some of our various social media outlets also, so send your info in to help get your thoughts out to the SUP community.  Contact me here.

Have something to share?

Opinions? Experiences? Adventures? Reviews? I would love to hear all about what is grabbing your attention in the SUP world these days and share it with the rest of our SUP Community!  Contact me here.

Make it yours!

I Love stand up paddle boarding ... and I bet you do too!  Stand and Paddle is intended to be YOUR voice in the SUP community and a comprehensive site for all things SUP.  Use this site to keep track of events/races, fellow competitors, read/write reviews on boards and equipment, and share stories of adventures and workouts.  Think of it as your personal platform to tap into the the SUP community whether you are a beginner to the sport, or an experienced, elite paddler.  This site is for you!

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