Stand up paddle boarding has spread like wildfire, and grown enormously in popularity in recent years; and why not? It looks like crazy awesome fun! From oceans to rivers and lakes, adventurers are taking their paddle boards on all kinds of water for beginners to SUP masters. Homo sapiens have been paddling crafts of this design for thousands of years, and tracing the exact history of SUP can differ depending on which dude brah is telling the story. Ancient cultures from South America and Africa used canoes and long boards to travel up and down rivers with long poles to propel and steer themselves. These homemade crafts were used for travel, fishing and hopefully picking up dates for a night out! Surfing however is typically linked with Polynesian ancestry, and the story of Captain Cook first encountering native Hawaiians “hanging ten” in 1778. Paddle boards today come in all kinds of unique shapes, sizes, designs and price ranges for anyone who’s ready to give it a go. Lots of outdoors stores and SUP shops will even let you demo a paddle board before buying. Here are some tips to guide you on your journey to SUP nirvana! Obviously your board...
One of the best parts of the outdoors is being near the water. One creative way to be on the water is with a standup paddle board. While these range in price and features, the way I purchased mine was on Craigslist. You should always use safe online practices when purchasing through Craigslist and never give out your personal information. Be sure to meet in a 3rd party location and take a friend with you. With my purchase though, it did need a little maintenance but the major components were perfectly fine. I had a friend of mine who knows more about them then I do test it on the water before I purchased it. The one major need besides a good scrub was new deck foam. I searched all over the internet on how to replace the foam pads on my Jackson SUPerFISHal but came up with nothing. There were a few threads that mentioned some ideas but no one gave a clear and easy description on how to do this. Below, I will explain the steps I took to remove and reapply brand new deck foam on my board. I spoke with a Jackson representative who helped walk...
Voyage the movie is finally here! Voyage is a documentary project that captured a special journey down the river, beginning in East Tennessee and ending in the Gulf of Mexico. Voyage encourages viewers to seek adventure and awaken passions that lie dormant after falling victim to routine. It reminds viewers that a simple shift in perspective can shake off the dust and revive even the most mundane situations. The movie is now available on iTunes. Look out for the hammocks in it, and in the meantime, enjoy some sweet tunes from the project.  

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