Don’t Let Physical Limitations Keep You From Paddleboarding

There are very many glorious moments possible on the water and paddleboarding is one of them. This is a sport that is thrilling to water-lovers and the good news is that people with physical disabilities need not be left out anymore. Indeed, it is difficult to find a company that offers paddleboarding tours friendly to disabled people on Sanibel Island, …

Sanibel Island Pirate Ship

Sanibel Island: A Dark History in Paradise

The numbers of activities and things to do in Sanibel Island are almost too many to list. Everything from paddleboard rental to fishing to kayaking- or just soaking up the Florida sun on one of the Island’s many pristine beaches- are all at your disposal. Whatever your reason to visit Sanibel Island- among Florida’s top getaway spots- you’re sure to …

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Is a Mermaid a Manatee?

While not as likely as it once was, it is quite possible that while paddleboarding or kayaking off the Florida coast, you might encounter a mermaid, just like European sailors did hundreds of years ago. Well, they didn’t happen upon half-fish, half-human creatures of the sea, and neither will you. But you might cross paths with a manatee, the sea …

SUP – Coast Guard Safety Rules

Paddle boarding is a fast-growing hobby for enthusiasts across the country, and it’s not hard to figure out why. It’s offers great views unavailable from shore, it allows exploring in areas that otherwise might be out of reach, it’s great exercise, and it is just a lot of fun! But, like all other aquatic recreational activities, a certain amount of …

Take Your Camera When You SUP!

One of the main reasons why folks love stand up paddling, or getting out on any watercraft, is the amazing views they get from the middle of a waterway. So it’s only natural to want to memorialize those visages forever with a picture or video. But taking your expensive equipment out on the water is nerve-wracking. However, planning ahead and …

Protect Your Skin

Protect Your Skin

Like folks participating in any other outdoor, summer activity, paddle boarders need to worry about protecting their skin from the harmful effects of ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun. One way to limit the effects of UV rays is to seek shelter from the sun by regularly enjoying the shade of a tree, umbrella, or even heading inside. Remember, the …

kayaking is fun

Kayaking is fun!

Kayaking is an excellent alternative for folks who want to tour along the water, but aren’t comfortable or aren’t able to stand up paddle. While kayaking is certainly for everybody, following some basic tips can ensure that your adventure is successful. Your clothing is the best place to start, because you will most likely put it on before you leave …

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History of SUP – Stand Up Paddling

History of SUP – Stand Up Paddling Like most modern outdoor sports with a history spanning thousands of years, it is difficult to pinpoint not only the history of SUP, (stand up paddling), but also when and where its modern era began. Early History of SUP Any history of SUP would be incomplete without mentioning ancient cultures in Africa and …

SUP Equipment

SUP Equipment

When first getting into stand up paddle boarding, it is very important to keep in mind that there are many different things you’ll need to make it an optimal experience for you.  From the board itself to the paddle you use, and a leash, there are quite a few options available.  Always following safety guidelines with each part of your …

4 Exercise and Technique Tips For Stand-Up Paddling

Stand-up paddle boarding has become a popular activity for tourists on vacation and those who want an exercise routine outside of the norm. It’s a growing sport that not only works out your entire body, but also helps you stay cool when the temperatures are high. And although many might think it’s hard to do, the technique really isn’t that …