As you may be aware, Outdoor Industry Association is hosting the second annual OIA Outdoor Inspiration Awards presented by adidas Outdoor in a couple of weeks (at Outdoor Retailer), specifically to recognize the programs, people and companies that are breaking new ground and getting people active outdoors.
Jim Terrell, a former Olympic canoe racer and now stand up paddle designer from Southern California, has built what he is calling a “Paddle Tank.”
Accredited by the ACE, NASM, NSCA and offering unique benefits for participants via its partnership with the World Paddle Association, Paddle Fit now offers the most complete water safety and SUP fitness certification available.
Dr. James Sears, one of the six health panelists on the nationally syndicated show, The Doctors, headed to Marina Del Rey for a lesson of stand up paddle (sup) board yoga, or YogAqua, as Sarah Tiefenthaler calls it.
The stand up paddle board industry had one big victory by having a stand up paddle board included in this Year's Men's Journal Best Gear of the Year List. And Boardworks, the company whose board was selected, has all the more to celebrate. See the whole list and which board was selected for that premium spot.
After joining up back in July of this year, Boardworks and Badfish have been working hard to advance the technology of whitewater SUP. Now, they have announced the new inflatable MCIT stand up paddleboard to be offered in 2012.
Deb Driscoll is a Stand Up Paddle Surfer from Kihei, HI. It takes skill, commitment, confidence & good water knowledge to paddle out in big waves much less ride them. Deb SUP surfs "big" waves & leaves plenty of men on shore to watch, who want nothing to do with waves that size. Should she be your 2011 SUP woman of the Year?
Outside Magazine editors named their favorite 10 outdoor gear products from Outdoor Retailer, held in Salt Lake City, Utah, and the PUMA/Laird Board was the lone watercraft to make this year’s list.