sup-pup

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 …

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What Happens To Animals During A Hurricane?

2017 is turning out to be a very active hurricane season in the tropics. We see the destruction as well as interruption these storms can cause for people. Damage to schools, homes and businesses that can take months if not years to rebuild. One thing is for sure, Florida will be back in shape and ready for business this season …

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Wetsuits – Should I wear One?

If you have watched people surfing, it seems many of them are wearing wetsuits. What exactly is a wetsuit and when should I wear one? Well a wetsuit is a generic term for an piece of athletic clothing designed to be worn in the water. They can be made out of numerous different types of materials depending on the intended …

Sunsets are Amazing in Florida

Why are Sunsets in Florida Amazing?

I know the saying is, “stop and smell the roses”, but what stops us in our tracks faster than an amazing sunset? The vibrant colors, the changing before your eyes kaleidoscope of colors, a masterpiece painting. When visitors come to Florida they often comment about the amazing sunsets. Then again there isn’t another state where you could watch the sun …

Paddle Board Games

Paddle Board Games

If you are anything like me, as a kid it seemed my brothers and I turned just about any activity into a game. Sure we played traditional games like baseball and basketball. One summer I bought a pogo stick at the local goodwill and next thing I know, we were having competitions to see who could jump the highest and …

Paddle Boarding And Kids

Paddle Boarding And Kids

Paddle boarding and kids, is that a good mix? If you haven’t noticed recently, paddle boarding is everywhere. Commercials on TV, any body of water on the weekends, and strapped on the tops of cars heading to the closest open water! One of the unique aspects of stand up paddle boarding is that everyone can participate some way or another. …

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Snake Bites – How to Stay Safe

Snake bites in Florida is statistically rare. However there are 50 known species of snakes, however, only the 6 listed here are venomous and a danger to humans. The other 44 species (and its subspecies) are harmless and should be protected for the beneficial role they play in our ecosystems, eating insects, rodents, rabbits, and other small prey. If you …

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Wearing The Right Hat In The Florida Sun

Most of the time we think of hats as an accessory. However, do you realize the important job the right hat has on those sunny days on the water? Thats right, a hat is more than just an accessory it’s an important feature of protecting your from the sun’s harmful rays. If you are a frequent reader of our blogs, …

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Make Sure You Eat Well!

Paddle boarding, like most sports activities require energy. You will want to make sure to eat a good meal before spending the day on the water paddle boarding. The question is, what’s a good meal to keep your energy up, and what should be avoided before heading out on the water?   Some people effortlessly drift off to sleep, wake …

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Protect Your Eyes From The Sun!

  Florida is beautiful and we have about 365 days of bright sun a year. But with this great weather comes the danger you may not realize for your eyes. UVA and UVB rays are invisible rays contained in the sunlight in Florida, well actually anywhere the sun shines! These rays are what cause us to get sunburn and we …