Evelyn O'Doherty Looking forward to hosting Candice Appleby & Anthony Vela at Main Beach Surf & Sport for 2 days of clinics on June 7th & 8th. Sign up now at www.performancepaddling.com
Go to their calendar & join us on the water!
In 2011 the CCBC ohana raised $150,000 in support of the kids staying at Christopher's Haven while they underwent treatment for cancer. To date we’ve raised in excess of $250,000 for the kids, enough to support over 40 families from all over the country and the world while the kids are here for their typical 6-8 week treatment. This year is our 5th anniversary and we hope to build on that success and support many more families. When you hear about the parents of a young girl from South Africa being told to prepare for her funeral by her Doctors at home coming to Boston and going home disease free, you know you’ve helped make a difference.
The CCBC is about building a community that cares. To that end we also with the help of our sponsors, Naish, Kialoa and MTI gave Community Boating in Boston (the site of our Charles River race) 6 full sets of SUP gear, boards, paddles, and PFDs to kick off their SUP program. Ten’s of thousands of inner city kids have benefited from the programs offered by Community Boating. I can’t wait for the 1st grom from this program to kick my butt in a race...:)
2012 CCBC Event Series
Starting off June 9 with the Wellfleet SUPathalon and SUP Surf contest. A BOP style event with a daylong beach party and Surf contest to boot...classic Cape Cod beach bonfires, sand in your suits and smiles on faces.
July 21....The Challenge on the Charles.. 4 mile circuit race around the historic basin of the Charles River in downtown Boston. Racing through the lagoons next to the Hatch Shell of Boston Pops fame and out into the basin amongst the sailboats from Community Boating, a venerable Boston landmark that has been teaching inner city kids to sail since 1936. Followed with a big party on the docks at Community Boating.
August 25....the BIG Kahuna...The Cape Cod Bay Challenge...34 miles across Cape Cod Bay from Plymouth to Wellfleet. This is the 5 year anniversary of the CCBC...planning for an epic event. This is our 2nd year landing in Wellfleet and we'll be building on the great success of last years event. It promises to be one of the biggest and best events of the season. It doesn't get much better than stepping ashore after 34 miles with the awesome feeling of support the CCBC family brings with it. We'll have board demos, and vendor tents, good food, music and the all important Wachusett brews to help make a great day. All on a great family friendly spot under the big tent right across from the beach.
We finish off the season with a bit of craziness. The Late Summa Paddle in Humarock on Sept 22. This is a costume required crazy SUP cruise. We finish with...you guessed it...a party. Last year a very motley crew of about 60 bizarre folks paddled to Wachusett Treasure Island and discovered a treasure cooler full of booty. Then paddled back to some great food, more cold brews, and some steel band reggae after a beautiful afternoon on the water.
All of the events will have great raffles and auctions for some awesome gear....we'll raffle a Naish Glide, Auction a Coreban Alpha 14, a custom Vec and Twin Lights surf SUP, lots of Maui Jims sunglasses, Ke Nalu paddles, Tevas, MTI PFD's, Kialoa paddles, Cape Cod Beach Chairs, artwork....and way, way more than I feel like typing here.
All the events have paddler t-shirts and for the paddlers of the Cape Cod Bay Challenge, a Hepi Maxwell CCBC Hei Matau and a swag bag full of goodies.
Check out http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org ...the new website and event info will be up soon but you can check out some of our previous events in the meantime. Come join us for the challenge, join the growing CCBC ohana, and help support the kids as they go through their own much greater challenge.
See you on the water.
Got a guy you think should be Man of the Year? Do you think you got what it takes to be Mr. SUP? Let's share pics or videos or inside news about you/him here and try to nominate a Mr. SUP by the end of every month, than quarter, and at last have Mr. SUP of the year!!!
The standup paddle industry is the fastest growing water sport in the world, and it's all because of you!
Just a quick glance at SUP Connect is proof enough that paddlers are taking to the water all around the world, and where you paddle, why you paddle, and what you paddle are all directly influencing the way the industry is evolving.
Please take a few moments to make your choices known and sign up for a free subscription to INSIDELine, SUP Business' race magazine! You'll receive four issues covering the race scene all across the country, and around the world - from the coasts to the mountains to the prairies, SUP and INSIDELine is everywhere in 2011.
If you eat like everyone else, you will paddle like everyone else. We all know that SUPing is one of the best core workouts you could ever get! What about when were not on the water? You can share and learn new nutrition and supplement secrets right here!
Puerto Rico and the neighboring Spanish Virgin Islands of Vieques and Culebra are home to some of the most pristine, magical paddling conditions anywhere. Along with blue water channel crossings and epic winter surf, these islands offer paddling opportunites to every level of paddler. Palm tree lined beaches, coral reefs, mangrove sanctuaries, and even new moon bioluminecent bay paddling are extra attractions just to name just a few. Board rentals are available throughout the island and the ferry to Vieques and Culebra run daily with board carrying capabilities. PR also hosts a number of big cash prize SUP races throughout the year in conditions ranging from flat water to open ocean downwinders.
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Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Instruction and Tours in the Pacific Northwest and Beyond.
My SUP lessons are kept small for greater student to teacher ratio. I can travel anywhere in the US, Canada or beyond to bring some of the best quality instruction to you.
Private and custom lessons are also also available. Some of the classes include the Basics and Beyond, 10 Different Ways to Turn Your Board, SUP Racing, SUP Surfing, and Tidal Rapids Instruction. I also offer Instructor Training for your shop staff.
Instructor Rob Casey is the author of 'Stand Up Paddling Flat Water, to Rivers, and Surf' for Mountaineers Books, published 2011. Rob also writes and contributes photos to SUP Magazine, Stand Up Journal, and Canoe Kayak.
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Salmon Bay Paddle
Got a favorite lake you paddle, a fun river to charge down or another paddling venue or experience you want to share from the Rockies? That's what this group is all about.
My name is Morgan Mason, and I'll be traveling the Rocky Mountains this spring and summer and reporting back on anything and everything I hear. I want to hear about your experiences and start conversations to enable other paddlers to get out and find new experiences...
A group dedicated to getting people together here in Fort Lauderdale.
We love to help connect people to events going on in our area and help spread the SUP love, an extension of doing what we do best. Join if you care to join us.. or if you've already joined us! Pura Vida!