Sir Winston, Training For Upcoming “Stand-Up For the Pets” October 26, 2013 Paddle Board Event
Stand-Up for a Cause
Mario St. Cyr was the first guy to open a stand-up paddleboard business in Fort Lauderdale when he ran Paddles and Boards, parking his trailer right there on Sunrise Boulevard at George English Park, where it was easy to push off into the calm Intracoastal Waterway and commune with manatees and super yachts. Paddlers loved that Mario was ultra friendly, didn’t charge an arm and a leg and an internal organ, and didn’t overcomplicate the sport so he could up sell you overpriced lessons.
(Newsflash: It’s really not complicated to stand up, balance, and paddle.) But after many competitors got into the game and undercut him by not having insurance, St. Cyr decided to get out of the seven-day-a-week rentals and reignite his real estate business. Which left him time and spirit to start a paddle boarding charity!
Now St. Cyr, who once taught skiing to underprivileged kids, rents boards by appointment ($40 to $45 for all-day rental with free introductory lesson or $100 for a two-hour private lesson), and is focused on group events — like offering paddle boarding to kids who would otherwise never get the chance to try it and hosting fundraisers like Stand-Up for the Pets (paddle with your dog onboard and raise funds for spay and neuter programs). Even with these new initiatives, St. Cyr manages to offer semi regular paddle boarding lessons to Fort Lauderdale residents at the low, low cost of absolutely free! Next dates are June 22 and July 13 — get on that!
GETTING the chance to feel like youre walking on water is easier than you might think.Balmoral Paddle Surf is offering beginners the chance to learn the skills required for the rapidly growing sport of stand-up paddle surfing.Andrew Allen, owner of Balmoral Boards, says that contrary to the general perception, anyone can be a stand up paddler.”One lesson is pretty much all we need to get people going,” he said of the learning process.He said the sport had grown rapidly in the five years he had been involved, particularly on flat water such as lakes or the harbour. He said it was easier to learn in these environments and pointed to the health benefits.”Its a real workout from nose to toes basically,” Mr Allen said.LEARN TO PADDLEWHAT: A lesson in stand up paddle surfing with the chance to try out the latest boards and paddles.WHERE: Balmoral Sailing School, The Esplanade, Balmoral Beach.WHEN: Tomorrow, Sunday, December 16.PRICE: Free, with any voluntary donations to Chris OBriens Lifehouse charity.DETAILS: paddlesurfing.com.au
Renters must be good swimmers and be able to climb back onto the board.
Available for 2 hour rentals in Monterey. If you want to rent paddleboards at Elkhorn Slough – please call.
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Jacksonville Surf Training Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) instructors are at your service 365 days a year! We specialize in SUP flatwater, surf, long distance, yoga, fitness and race training and travel. Most people are curious about paddleboarding and just need venue to push to the next level or get started. Come try paddleboarding with us. There are many beautiful places to paddle in North Florida which are a true eco destinations. You will see another side of Jacksonville and St Augustine.
Private Paddleboard Lessons - Here you will find high quality stand up paddleboard instruction. We have certified instructors who can get you paddling in one lesson guaranteed or your money back. One on one instruction to find your level and help you progress.
Group Paddleboard Lessons - Weekly group classes or private group sessions available. There is a program for all skill levels. Check our calendar for available classes.
SUP Yoga & Fitness - Workshops available throughout the year. Also, private sessions available upon request. Look for our special guest yoga teachers each month.
SUP Eco Tour - We have a monthly local tour schedule for intermediate paddlers and also offer private tours from North Jacksonville to St Augustine.
SUP Parties for Adults & Kids - SUP parties for your adult special event like bachelorette, bachelor or wedding parties. Also, a kids SUP party is an option for small surf and flatwater paddling.
SUP Corporate Events - Team build with your business on the water! Walk on water with your work associates. There are many way to schedule a team building event, try JST Team Building services. You will be remembered!
Get on board with this paddle boarding buzz.
Grab a one-hour stand up paddle boarding lesson at Omaha with Blue Adventures.
Pay $59 for two people, or $99 for four people.
Get fit and have fun with this popular sport that’s easy to learn and suitable for everyone.
Explore Omaha and the Matakana coastline.
Besides having your own private helicopter, there aren’t many better ways to explore the Matakana coastline than on a stand up paddle board.
Grab a one-hour stand up paddle boarding lesson at Omaha with Blue Adventures for only $59 for two people, or $99 for four people.
After you’ve learned how to use a stand-up paddle board with our SUP lessons, if you already know how to use one, or if you just want to give it a shot on your own, you can rent a SUP on your own.
Stand-up paddle surfing (also called stand-up paddle boarding) is an enjoyable activity, cruising around on a surfboard with a paddle, and a good workout too! At the same location, you can enjoy many other great watersports as well. Plus you can relax at our beach resort for the day as well. Good fun!
Stand-up Paddle Boarding (SUP) Highlights
Cruise around on a SUP at your leisure!
Enjoy relaxing on the beach, swimming in the pool, or having drinks or food at the snack bar, restaurant and bar at the brand new Posada Freeman hotel in the Golden Zone.
Swim or enjoy a wealth of other water activities at the same location, reserve now for the best prices!
No need to reserve a time, you can use your e-ticket anytime! We offer Mazatlan’s only no-port, no-pay policy. If your cruise ship doesn’t port, you receive a full refund. There is no risk to book with us, only savings and FREE use of our beach club – exclusive to customers of Mazatlan Tours!
Runs: Daily. You can come down anytime between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM. It’s up to you!
Duration: 1 Hour.
Departs: The Beach next to El Cid Castilla in the Golden Zone.
Stand-up Paddle Board and Paddle
Use of the Posada Freeman Hotel & Beach Club
Don’t Forget: Biodegradable Sunblock, Camera, Extra money for drinks or food at the Posada Freeman hotel.
Kids: All ages are welcome.
The water sport of stand-up paddleboarding continues to grow in popularity on the East Coast. And now the wait is over to be able to try the activity locally at Bayley Beach. PaLu Paddleboarding will be offering board rentals, camps, birthday parties, private parties, instructional classes and fitness classes … all available from the comfort of your beach chair at Bayley Beach. Why not arrange a girls’ paddle out to the islands? Newbies welcome. Louisa Lima, proprietor and ACA- and ASI-certified paddleboard instructor, and her crew will be available to provide an adventure in paddleboarding. Demonstrations will take place on Sundays at Bayley Beach from 1 to 4 p.m. For information, visit www.palupaddle.com or call 203-644-0183.