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Stand Up Paddle Boarding: The Forward Stroke

SUP The Forward Stroke

Stand Up Paddle Boarding: The Forward Stroke Alright! Sweet new stand up paddle board. Check. Paddle. Check. New trunks. Check. Polarized sunglasses. Check. A pristine lake lined with birch trees. Check.  Now it’s time to hit the water and soak in every moment of summer! Although paddle boarding looks simple enough, you don’t want to…

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Paddle Boarding SUP Wetsuits

PC - Northstar Surf

Paddle Boarding Wetsuits Sometimes, all you’ll need is trunks and sunglasses for an afternoon out on your paddle board. If you plan to extend your paddling season, even if you live in warmer climates, a wetsuit is nice to have on hand. It’d sure be a bummer to carve the time out of your busy…

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Choosing The Right SUP Paddle

adjustable paddle

   Choosing The Right SUP Paddle With increased demand and decreased cost of production, the cost of stand up paddle (SUP) boards have certainly come down the past couple of years. Paddles are a different story. They need to withstand a lot more abuse and stress than boards. Simply put, if the paddle isn’t made…

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Snowshoeing for Beginners

Snowshoeing- The Basics

The sport of snowshoeing has gained immense popularity over the years as a cost effective, caloric burning and enjoyable means of exploring the wintry outdoors. It’s sort of like having big bear feet that can plow through any amount of snow or terrain. There is basically zero learning curve – if you can walk, you…

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Longboards for Beginners and Advanced Riders

sector-9

Many would consider Loaded Longboard to be the best in the industry. With  fiberglass additive, vertically laminated bamboo and a drop through design, these are the perfect board for those who are looking to take their longboarding skills to the next level. Check out our inventory of moderately priced longboards from GoldCoast, Santa Cruz, Arbor and Sector 9. Click here to see our full selection of Longboards. If…

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Camping Checklist

  The Boy Scout Motto is simply “Be Prepared.” Preparation is essential for any outdoor adventure. Having the necessary supplies and equipment can make or break your overall enjoyment, experience and likelihood of spending time in the great outdoors again.  Checklists are a great tool to help with your organization and to ensure that you…

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Snowboarding Terms

Snowboard Terms

Do you think you have all of your snowboarding terminology on lock down? Or are you looking to pick up your first set up and want to be sure you’re ahead of the game when you take your first lesson? Maybe you want to impress a car full of teenagers as you’re giving them a…

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Best Daypacks: Hiking Daypacks

For treks and adventures that require you to carry more gear than can easily be fit into your pockets, a daypack is great to have.  Daypacks come in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors and prints and deciphering between the countless options can be quite daunting. What makes the best daypack?   To narrow down…

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Stand Up Paddle Board Repair

SUP-repair copy

  Stand Up Paddle Board Repair Dings and cracks come with the paddle board territory for novices and experts alike. Stand up paddle (SUP) boards are pretty durable, but sometimes a deep ding is inevitable, especially on a windy day. While many dings are simply cosmetic, others are not. If you can see beyond the…

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Car Camping Tips

In order to enjoy your car camping trip, meticulous packing is a must. The packing and planning is a tad more involved than if you were flying to a city for a long weekend. It’s all worth it, though! Once you get the hang of packing for a camping, it will become easier and you’ll…

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