For those new to the sport, the folks at Paddle Fit will be offering a S.U.P. clinic at Golfcourse Rapids on Saturday, in conjunction with HOHW from 1-4pm. Register at: http://www.paddlefit.com/event-registration/?ee=924 please come by and try it out.
For the experienced whitewater SUP paddlers, there will be a race. Register on www.HOHW.ca or come to the event and try your hand at this great sport.
The race will occur at roughly 11:00 but please arrive in plenty of time to register and sign in, practice and check out the course. It is a modified short course (below Railroad to above Lovers).
The sport of stand up paddle boarding, or “SUP” as it is best known, has been around for centuries but over the past decade the sport has skyrocketed in popularity. Combining the tranquility of canoeing, the balance of yoga and the power of paddle sports, every year the sport sees more and more people literally getting on board.
If you are having trouble imaging this, think of it as a modified surf board on which you stand, or kneel, and paddle with a long, single bladed paddle. It offers a great abdominal work out, develops core strength and balance and is a ton of fun.