Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Everything SUP

This past weekend we had the pleasure of spending our weekend with the crew from Sun n Sup (Naramata, BC) at the Adventure Addiction Festival in Penticton, BC, representing Werner Paddles. It was a HOT Okanagan Saturday and we had numerous folks come out to demo paddle boards, kayaks and paddles. The folks from True Outdoors - Penticton were there too, with their kayaks and we had the chance to meet up with new manager, Gemma. All you canoeists in Penticton, Gemma and her partner, JR are a wealth of information when it comes to canoeing. Go pay her a visit.

Our Werner SUP Paddles got a ton of use at the event and everyone appreciated the opportunity to try the lightest weight SUP paddles for themselves.

We even made a new friend, Ryan Weese of Kahuna Paddleboards joined us on the beach. Stellar guy, with some nice boards to try out too.

Denise and Ethan from Sun n Sup enjoy some time on Skaha Lake with Kahuna Paddleboards rep, Ryan Weese.

Sunday morning we got up early, after a delightful Saturday evening on the deck at Pete & Eileen's place (Sun n Sup), to go for a SUP paddle on Okanagan Lake with a few of the Sun n Sup crew. Sharon O'Connor of Penticton Pilates also joined us and I am thrilled that she did.  Sharon recently became accredited in the PaddleFit SUP coaching and training system. Sharon had a field day with Mark and I (not SUP paddlers but canoeists and kayakers) and her short amount of coaching made a HUGE difference. Sharon will be working with Pete from Sun n Sup (also trained in the PaddleFit system) to provide PaddleFit coaching in the Penticton area.

Okanagan Lake - Naramata, BC

It was not planned but everyone on the water, including paddlers not with us, were paddling with Werner Paddles. Nice job, Sun n Sup!!!

PaddleFit coach, Sharon O'Connor, striking a pose
Visit the Sun n Sup shop in beautiful Naramata, BC for all your SUP needs this summer. They do everything from sales, rental and instruction and the Naramata Bench is famous for their wines. Head out for a paddle in the morning and do some winery tours in the afternoon. Talk to anyone at the shop and they can help you with lots of information on the area.

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