SUP And The Totally Unexpected: Close Encounters With Creatures of the Deep

No matter how sharp your senses, life has a habit of throwing an unexpected surprise or two. Imagine gliding along on your paddleboard taking in the scenery, when with no warnings or fanfares, an orca surfaces next to you. Not … Continue reading

River Tours and Pura Vida in Costa Rica

Loud as foghorns, the braying of howler monkeys erupted from the jungle to the right of our pontoon boat. Our eyes whipped across the verdant rainforest jungle. Something moved in the thick verdant wall of trees and vines along the … Continue reading

River Sports Fun: French Broad, Holston Rivers Conflux at Tennessee Confluence

Mighty Rivers rise from humble beginnings, often hundreds of miles from their final, stellar display of power as they rumble into a junction downstream. The Tennessee River’s founding ranks as one of the more interesting in river history and recreation.… Continue reading

Kayaking Maine’s Orr’s and Bailey Islands

For thousands of years man has gone out on the sea alone in a kayak and experienced what might be the ultimate soul journey on the water. The Orr’s and Bailey Islands are part Harpswell Island chain located off the … Continue reading

Repose Along the Oswegatchie River

Imagine days of paddling on a narrow, lazy river that snakes through marshes and pine forests, passing by large boulders and tiny beaches. Picture a land of herons and beavers, where the prints of a muskrat or raccoon sometimes reveal … Continue reading

How to Plan an Overnight River Trip with Kids

We’ve done several overnight paddling trips as a family over the last few years and are slowly learning how to make them both safe and fun! Ensuring group safety was the first priority but we know that a trip has … Continue reading

Wildlife Encounters on the Water

The words “canoeing” and “wild life” seem to be in contradiction, since canoeing connotes a relaxing and peaceful paddle on a remote lake or flowing river; while the wild life indicates someone who is wild, impulsive, excitable, and a party-person. … Continue reading

Exercises for Stand-Up Paddleboarding To Build Strength and Flexibility: From Plank to Board

There’s a lot more to that paddle stroke than just a flex of the arms and shoulders. It’s core, knee-to-shoulder core, says Katie Rowe. Rowe is a World Paddle Association Level 1 certified instructor and a 200-hour yoga instructor based … Continue reading

Covered Bridges and Salmon Pools: Life on a New Brunswick River

Saltwater might run through the veins of many New Brunswickers, but fresh river arteries are the life blood of the tiny Canadian province. The St. John and Kennebecasis are the two largest, but the many smaller tributaries are home to … Continue reading

Choosing a SUP: the Right Way

The season of stand up paddleboarding is upon us and there is no better time to purchase a board than right now. But what if you are new to the sport? What do you look for in a board, how … Continue reading