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Is a Whale Shark a Whale?

Are whale sharks, whales or sharks? To answer that question, lets go back to 1828 when this animal was first documented. Off the coast of South Africa a whale shark was collected examined and thus named. Even though the fish belongs to the same family as sharks, it was given the name whale shark mostly because of its size. One …

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What is Red Tide?

Red tide is all over the news in Southwest Florida. The reason people come to Florida is to enjoy the wonderful weather and amazing beaches. This summer red tide has been worse than years in the past. What is red tide anyway? Is it dangerous and how does it affect your visit? What Is Red Tide? Lets get the technical …

SUP FISHING

Stand up paddleboard fishing or SUP Fishing Paddleboards are great for recreation and fitness, and people continue to come up with new uses for them – including SUP fishing! Since anglers are always looking for an opportunity to drop a line in the water, it’s no surprise they have figured out how to fish from a stand up paddleboard (SUP). …

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Can I Find Whales In Florida?

Yes, there are many different species of whales that can be found in the waters surrounding Florida, in both the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. Depending on the time of year, the average water temperature can range from 60-80 degrees. The warm water and abundant food supply make it an ideal place for whales to live and breed. …

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Is it a porpoise, or is it a dolphin?

When we take family and friends out on the gulf waters of Southwest Florida we often see dolphins. Some ask however, is it a dolphin or a porpoise and is there really a difference? Lets take look at this question to not only identify, but also to give you some really cool information about these amazing mammals that call the …

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Birds You Might See Paddleboarding

Being out on your paddleboard allows you to see all kinds wildlife in their natural habitat. Besides seeing fish, manatees, dolphins, and alligators, you will also see all kinds of birds when you are out on the water. Florida’s sub-tropical climate is a birder’s dream. While you are navigating your SUP through mangroves, creeks and the backcountry, here are some …

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2018 Paddleboard Resolutions To a Great Year

It’s time to give those New Year’s resolutions a makeover. Instead of torturing yourself with a resolution you wont stick to, why not try something fun and achievable this year? Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) can provide epic adventures, and help you create unforgettable memories. There are many ways to keep your resolutions while you learn new skills and get in …

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Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga Poses

 Even Beginners Can Do! Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) yoga can seem a bit intimidating if you’ve never tried it – especially for those who sometimes find it hard to balance on solid ground. If you start with some basic poses, and take it slow, you will soon find yourself having fun! Getting Started Follow these easy guidelines to help you …

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Which Board Is Right For You?

Stand up paddle boarding (SUP) has continued to grow in popularity, and there are more activities than ever for you to choose from. Whether you want to relax out on the water, or get a great work out, you will need to find the board that is right for you. How do you know which board is the right one? …

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What’s SUP Pup?

Stand Up Paddleboarding. Everyone’s doing it, even the dogs. Your dog wants to do just about everything with you; they love to go for hikes, ride shotgun in your car, spend the day on a boat…so why not paddleboarding? Most dogs love the water, and paddleboarding is a perfect activity for almost all sizes and breeds. Here in Florida, it’s an experience …