One month to go until the start of the 2015 race season! So psyched! There's still a lot to get done at the shop, and I bet most racers haven't even gotten their boards wet yet this year. But the sun is shining right now, and I keep glancing at my trunks folded over in the corner thinking I should get out there before…
We often get people asking about how to find someone else to go paddling with. Probably the best way is to go to as many local paddling events as you can, such as our biweekly clinics or our Saturday afternoon race. But sometimes schedules are tight or inflexible, and there's just no way to make those commitments. Building a paddling community is one of our primary goals here at Soposup. We want to help folks connect with one another and progress their skills on the water together in a safe, responsible manner.
We had a decent stretch of surf last couple of weeks finally. Here's a set wave from what turned into a 7 hour session at Higgins. photo props to Dustin Turin
John Coleman, Dan Bailin, Steve Holt and Teddy Stoecklein paddled the Spurwink at dawn. The waves were small, but glassy. And I think we paddled over no less than 150 stripers between the bridge and the mouth. No better way to start a day.
Raf led an adventurous bunch of souls on an icy urban paddle - Westbrook Winter Festival on the mighty Presumpscot. He broke through the icebergs and ice field with a paddle in one hand and a fire department axe in the other to get in a paddle! Amazing!
I was really blown away to get this e-mail the other day. Its a great feeling to know that there are people out there who's visit to the shop is just the beginning of a life long adventure!
Thanks for the board Raf and the intro to SUP!
My daughter Caity introduced me to SoPo SUP - and I introduced her to the Presumpscott River in downtown Westbrook. A unique 1/2 mile paddling opportunity below the falls at the end of Ash Street. Join us January 5th, SUP flash mob on the river for a photo that will cover Westbrook marketing materials! Mark your calendar!
A late August paddle-birding trip around Great Pond in Cape Elizabeth didn't yield many species , but its always a beautiful, relaxing place to spend a summer's hour.
updated 05/26/2016 11:04pm
3 ft @ 8 sec from SE
NNE (Cross/offshore) @ 9 mph
1st Race of the 2016 Season, June 5th at LLBeans Flying Point Paddlecenter
Mon-Sat 10am - 3pm
382 Cottage Rd.
South Portland, ME 04106