White Water Sup Report
Big Mountain professional skier Caroline Gleich fills in for Ken Driscoll today. She talks with Leslie Kolovich about her first season of White Water Sup Racing and she now has done some ocean SUP Races. SUP has been a great cross over off season workout for winter skiing for her. She has a part in the upcoming Warren Miller ski movie. Caroline is totally stoked on White Water SUPing and now says she will be doing more ocean sup races too!
Boga Boards Dave Meyler, West Virginia White Water, A Day at The Beach, Sup Surf in the Sunshine State
West Coast SUP Reporter Kristin Thomas gives us the scoop on 4 events starting off with the very innovative fun event in Folsom California,” A Day at The Beach” sponsored by Surftech.
Then to the Sup Surf event in Hawaii, Duke’s Ocean Fest. It’s a week long celebration in honor of Duke Kahanamoku. Great job Candice and Conner both with first place wins! Kristin gives us the results of the Oregon Open Ocean race and the SUP LBC. Lots of good SUP events last weekend all building up to a sick busy month in September for racing in California!
White Water SUP Reporter Ken Driscoll and guest Melanie Seiler who is the Director for group services and SUP for Adventures on the Gorge in Fayetteville West Virginia. She is organizing the first SUP White Water Race that will be a part of the Gauley Fest, which is the largest paddling festival in the world. The Festival is Sept 16-18th. You can check the event out on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=214743175241026
South East SUP Reporter Josh Vajda talks about the very unusually large waves, barrels, and lips from the tropical girl named Irene. These conditions were not for the faint of heart even for the SUP Surf Contest in the Summer Sup Throw Down! This contest benefitted Nana’s House which provides a healthy, safe, loving home to children who have been found in unsafe family environments until their natural home is stabilized or until permanent care can be arranged.
Featured Guest Dave Meyler owner of Boga Boards. Dave and his family live in the beautiful foothills of the Sierra Nevada in Nevada City California. Boga Boards are a family owned business, offering a board specifically made for Yoga, and a lineup for all levels from recreation to racing.
Listen Now…West Coast SUP Report- Karen Wrenn Joins Kristin Thomas and Leslie Kolovich to recap the successful Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge. This 2 day event was a challenge with hot temperatures and waiting for the wind. Great athletes, Chuck Patterson, Candice Appleby, Jenny Kalmbach, Conner Baxter, Kai Lenny, Chase Kosterlitz just to name a few competed in the Elite races.
White Water SUP’r Ken Driscoll continues with “River Lingo“. Today we talk about Waves and Holes. Yes, smily and frowny faces mean something on the river!
South East SUP Reporter Josh Vijda recaps 2 Florida contests, the Ft Walton Beach FL, GUSU #2 race Leslie participated in, and the Championship final race of the Sunshine Sup Series in Pompano Beach.
Leslie interviews Scott Bass, VP of marketing for Liftsup Handles. Scott also was one of the first SUP’rs in San Diego County, and fondly tells the stories of riding the big long Mickey Munoz boards, trying to find the right paddle, and how he believes the internet has helped SUP with it’s amazing growth!
West Coast SUP Reporter Kristin Thomas Recaps the QuickSilver Ta-Hoe Nalu. This 2 day event is always packed with great sup stoke!
White Water SUP Reporter former professional white water kayaker Ken Driscoll talks River “lingo”. He explains the different levels of rapid classes and what they actually mean. He also talks about the importance of knowing River Hand Signals before you head down the river.
Precision Paddleboard South East SUP Reporter Josh Vajda gearing up for the final Sunshine Series August 20th in Pompano Beach Florida. Full report next week!
Puerto Rico Elite Racer Heather Baus catches up with Leslie and talks about her experience completing the M2O race. How thankful she was to have such great support from her family, friends and sponsors Maui Jim, Don Q and Kialoa “without them I could not have done it”. Plus, guess the song that was running through her head the entire 32 miles, you’ll never guess! Also Heather talks about the challenges of juggling training as an elite paddler and family time. She is also hosting the 2nd Annual Escape from Coffin Island SUP Race in Puerto Rico in November 6, 2011.
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West Coast SUP Reporter Kristin Thomas and Supconnect.com’s Andre Niemeyer talk about the Outdoor Retailer that was held in Utah.
White Water special guest Drew Brophy, surf artist and SUP’r who along with white water expert Seth Warren sup’d 225 miles through the Grand Canyon down the Colorado River navigating more than 125 rapids, with 42 major rapids rated between 5 and 10g on the Grand Canyon scale of 1 to 10g. Drew has a tv show called The Paint Shop TV Show where you can view his adventure. www.drewbrophy.com
South East SUP Race Reporter Josh Vajda talks about the impromptu Ponce Inlet Open race for Brent Brown’s Birthday which turned out 50 plus racers with a beginners race, a kids race and an elite 4 mile race with a beach run!
Charlie Grey of the United Kingdom sets off August 12th to do a coast to coast paddle from the West to East coast of the UK to benefit Cancer Research in the UK. Follow Charlie on Facebook, firstname.lastname@example.org! When he completes this he will be the first person to ever accomplish this on a SUP!