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Stand up paddle boarding is a very fast growing sport in the water world even though it is fairly new. It started in 2004 and now is so well known that it is done in almost all bodies of water around the world. Oceans, lakes, rivers and bays are all conducive to paddle boarding. Really, you could paddle board in someone’s pool if you really wanted to.
What do you need to paddle board?
A board – Fairly obvious. However, boards comes in all shapes, sizes and types. What it is not, is a surf board. A stand up paddle board i much thicker than a surfboard and can even come with a sup pump.
Those first pictures are adorable. The long loose pigtails that draped over her shoulders. The standard issue blue uniform. Number six, like seven other girls on the team. After all, that’s what happens when you get to pick your own number and you are six years old. The uniform shorts are so long that they reach and cover the tall socks that keep the shin guards in place.
Fast forward ten years later and the soccer number and uniform have changed, and if you called her adorable you would get quite the eye roll. She would rather be thought of as fierce. Her first high school tryouts are still two months away, but the elite club soccer schedule still has her practicing every day, (more…)
Rafting adventures are the ultimate opportunity for athletic workouts, while at the same time providing incredible scenery. While you could select easy and relaxing rafting river trips that are mild enough for the entire family, you can also schedule a white water adventure that will challenge your physical skills as you travel through the four and five star rated rapids of the Grand Canyon and other scenic locations.
Offered as single day or week long outings, many white water adventures include transportation to and from the rafting site, food for meals during the week long excursions, and, obviously, trusted and trained guides who ins (more…)
You might consider yourself the king of packing camping coolers — and you may very well be — but there’s always room for improvement. Here are a few tips to help you pack the cooler more efficiently.
Start cold. - The first thing your camping cooler should be is cold. Coolers are built to retain temperatures, which means that if you pack a warm cooler, it’s going to stay warm for a while. If you pack the cooler cold, then it’s going to be colder much longer. You would be wise to dump a bag of ice in the cooler for a few hours before you pack it, just to make sure the cooler is cold.
Chill what you’re packing. - It’s the same exact i (more…)
With the influx of technology entering our lives in more pervasive ways every year, three out of four Americans continue to view outdoor recreation as a significant part of their lives; this may provide relief to those who think technology is directing us to a point of no return. While the future of technology is uncertain, the consistent beauty of nature is something that will remain thanks to conservation efforts. Rivers provide some of the most spectacular views that can only be seen by taking an adventure and letting the river guide you.
There is nothing quite as peaceful and unique as a canoeing or kayaking trip (more…)
The world is a dangerous place. For those that work a dangerous field, the right equipment can be the one thing standing between a person and death. Body armor for police knows this and prepares for this with state-of-the-art materials that can withstand punctures, heavy temperatures and extreme conditions. A tactical plate carrier, steel-toed boots […]
When you think about it…most of the world’s cultures have some connection to the water. After all, it’s estimated as much as 90% of the Earth’s surface is covered in oceans. Why wouldn’t boating, fishing, swimming, surfing and diving be some of the most ancient and beloved ways of enjoying the great outdoors? When you […]
Water sports are an entertaining and athletic way to enjoy the summer water. Watersports include water skiing, wakeboarding, jet skiing, tubing, and even kayaking. In just 2016, 13.8% of the U.S. population six and up participated in water sports. Wakeboarding is one of the most common water sports. In 2015, over 3.2 million people participated […]