(P)log: (P)addle log

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  1. a website containing a writer’s or group of writer’s own experiences, observations, opinions, etc., and often having images and links to other websites.


First recorded in 1995-2000; shortening of weblog

Down with the Sound

Theory Saturday, June 25, 12022 HE Those who know me know that I am a nerd. I like to know things and have a propensity to investigate (too) deeply into a topic. So, here is my take on the inflow/outflow wind phenomenon in Átl’ḵa7tsem (Howe Sound). This post is a nerdy venture into the science of the squamish winds of the Sound.Continue reading “Down with the Sound”

Spanish Sunset SUP

Monday, June 6, 12022 HE With the threat of the first inklings of meteorological summer about to depart, I got out for a quick sunset paddle at šxʷsyiΦəm (Spanish Banks). It was a rushed effort after putting the boys down for the night. I didn’t get on the water until 2115. But the scenery rewarded my efforts. Below isContinue reading “Spanish Sunset SUP”

SUPer Skills

Monday, May 30, 12022 HE I watched Paddle Like a Pro with Danny Ching on YouTube again. I’ve watched snippets of it before, but this time it captivated me, and I watched both parts in their entirety (Part 1 and Part 2). The best part about the video is how Danny approaches everything as a cost/benefit trade-off. What do you gain fromContinue reading “SUPer Skills”

Inuksuk: Rolling Rocks

Sunday, May 29, 12022 HE I missed the afternoon wind yesterday. But today, Windy called for westerly winds and 0.7 metre waves this morning. Nothing crazy, but my new board can pick up much smaller waves than my old board. I planned to paddle from Locarno Beach out toward Point Grey and then ride some of the waves back to myContinue reading “Inuksuk: Rolling Rocks”

Passage Island Paddle Pass

Saturday, May 21, 12022 HE We spent a night in North Vancouver with my in-laws, so I planned for an afternoon paddle on the North Shore. Last year, on the May long weekend, I tried to paddle from Ambleside to Caulfeild Cove but was stymied by the lack of afternoon parking. In the end, I defaulted to Caulfeild Cove and managed to findContinue reading “Passage Island Paddle Pass”

El Niño/La Niña Southern Oscillation (ENSO): A climate change conversation

Friday, May 6, 12022 HE Since getting into stand up paddleboard (SUP), I have become more interested in the weather. From simply checking the forecast to checking the tides to checking the winds to wanting to know what the prevailing pressure systems and fronts would mean for short-term weather forecasts. But like many things thatContinue reading “El Niño/La Niña Southern Oscillation (ENSO): A climate change conversation”

Brand New Second Hand

Sunday, April 24, 12021 HE Yesterday I bit the bullet and bought a new board, the NSP Carolina Pro Carbon. Well, at least new to me. Hence the post title. Driving home post-purchase, I thought of Roots Manuva‘s 1999 album title Brand New Second Hand. Roots Manuva is a massive figure in the British Hip Hop/music scene. CheckContinue reading “Brand New Second Hand”


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