Sunset paddling in magic light

We decided to take advantage of the last night before Daylight Savings Time ends and it starts getting dark after lunch here in northern flyover country 🙂 We loaded and scurried and arrived at the newly redone haunted old Dyreson Bridge with the sun still in the sky. Just barely. For once, there were others on my favorite stretch of the Yahara, in fact there … Continue reading Sunset paddling in magic light

Taking Time to Enjoy the Water. Simple.

Out on the edge of the continent, in that tiny little 100 yard strip of water in the surf zone there’s usually plenty of action with paddles and sup, etc. It’s easy to assume that because we see so much of that little tiny 100 yard strip that everything in SUP must be like that. Young blond women in bikinis, paddling hard to catch the … Continue reading Taking Time to Enjoy the Water. Simple.

SUP in a lake, simple paddleboarding

It’s been awhile since I surveyed the “industry” that wavetrainSUP seems to be in. In this case, I searched Twitter for the keyword “paddleboard”. Wow. Either wavetrainSUP is an outlier or…I don’t know. I found nothing about the simple pleasure of paddleboarding. It’s not all surfing and racing after all. There’s plenty of space for getting out on a nice summer day. Of course it’s … Continue reading SUP in a lake, simple paddleboarding

fly fishing on a SUP in New York City waterways

Fun article in the Character Study section of the New York Times.  Love this section of that paper.  Great paper too. Anyway, Corey Kilgannon hooked up with (no pun intended) a flyfishing SUP’er named Pierre Champion.  He’s all about using a SUP as a fishing platform in New York City waterways.  Good stuff. Here’s the article – Stand Up, Cast Off, Reel In Continue reading fly fishing on a SUP in New York City waterways

Yahara River on a Standup Paddleboard

Living in Stoughton, WI., I am happily situated just minutes away from lots of paddling water. My favorite stretch is on the Yahara River, putting in at Fish Camp Park and going up to Mud Lake and then back. This put-in is minutes away from McFarland and just a few more minutes from Madison itself. Downstream takes you out into the lake, upstream takes you … Continue reading Yahara River on a Standup Paddleboard