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Father to Paddle 200 Miles to Raise Awareness for Rare Disease

In July 2016, Rich Wygand’s first child, Luke, was born with a rare genetic disorder causing severe muscle weakness called Nemaline Myopathy (NM). Rich is planning to paddle 200 miles on his stand up paddle (SUP) board from Lake Worth Beach to Key West, Florida in June of 2018 in an effort to raise awareness and funds for the rare disease that affects his son.

SUPIA Hosting 1st Annual East Coast Summit

New this year the Stand Up Paddle Industry Association (SUPIA) has announced an East Coast Summit for the paddle sport industry. Similar to their summit held on the West Coast annually, the SUPIA Industry Edge is a two part Leadership Summit addressing the most pressing issues facing the Paddlesports Industry today.

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Paddle at the Porch Bringing Family Fun to Destin

For its sixth annual event, Paddle at the Porch will be hitting the Destin, FL waters in just one week on August 19, 2017, beginning at 9am. Paddle at the Porch showcases the beautiful emerald green water and white sandy shores of Destin, Florida and is an event that the entire family can enjoy.

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Lake Mary Jane Paddle Fest - Ride the Wave!

“Watching people accomplish their goals. Seeing hugs at the finish line and the spark of someone racing for the first time. Hearing laughter during the relays and clapping hands at the awards ceremony. Counting up the money we've raised for charity with pride.”

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Inside the Venue Change at Surf Expo’s Demo Day

Demo day at the September Surf Expo show is where consumers and retailers have the chance to test the new gear first hand from all their favorite brands. Attendance however has seen quite the decline in recent years, more likely than not due to the unideal venue that has been host to the demo day. That is until now…

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Surf Expo Announces Venue Change For Demo Day

Surf Expo, the largest and longest running watersports and beach lifestyle tradeshow, announced today their Demo Day on September 6, 2017 will be held at a new location, Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake in Orlando, Florida, less than 10 miles from the Orange County Convention Center.

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Englewood Beach Waterfest Bringing Outdoor Fun To Florida’s West Coast

Fall in Florida's West Coast sees the Englewood Beach Waterfest coming back this November. It’s bringing some big names and even bigger excitement with multiple weekends consisting of three staple events – Ecofest, Paddlefest and Racefest – full of fun for the entire family! Spectators will see the return of Waterfest’s Ecofest and Paddlefest.

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5th Paddle At The Porch Hits Gulf Waters On August 20

The 5th Annual Paddle at the Porch, a stand up paddle board  (SUP) race, will take place on Saturday, Aug. 20, in the beautiful emerald green Gulf waters behind The Back Porch Seafood & Oyster House in Destin, Florida.

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Paddle Boarder Collides With Jumping Shark

At Corners, Carlin Park, in Jupiter Beach, Florida paddle boarder Maximo Trinidad had quite the run in during his lunch break. While SUP surfing, out of nowhere a jumping shark collided with Maximo and knocks him off his board, scaring the living daylights out of him!

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How To Install An 8 Piece Deck Pad On Your SUP

Need help getting your new deck grip installed on your SUP? Ryan from North 2 Board Sports shares some quick installation tips using the FCS SUP deck grip for your stand pp paddleboard. FCS Pads are used on all North 2 Boards Made in the USA "Gulfstream" boards for 2015.

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