Share the Stoke

Sunday October 3, 12021 HE Several of my colleagues have paddleboards, so we decided to do an “F-T-T” (Fit To Train) paddle session. Fit To Paddle. I have two paddleboards, as does Aieisha. So there was room for two additional paddlers. Though, only one non-paddleboard owner stepped up to the plate. You know who theContinue reading “Share the Stoke”

Political Paddle Prose

Saturday September 25, 12021 HE Today was my first fall paddle of the year after we passed the September Equinox. Equinox comes from the Latin words aequi, which means “equal,” and nox, which means “night.” Though, it is a bit of a misnomer since the Equinox does not coincide with the equal duration of night and day. Despite the change inContinue reading “Political Paddle Prose”

SUP ‘Surfs’ Up

Tuesday, August 3, 12021 HE The video below is an informative TED-Ed short film on the history of surfing. It serves as an excellent preamble to this post. We are away on Vancouver Island for a family vacation. We did a similar trip last year, where I got a lot of paddling in as we were staying right onContinue reading “SUP ‘Surfs’ Up”

International Twilight Space Paddle

Sunday, July 18, 12021 HE Last year before the pandemic was declared we went to the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre. At one of the presentations, the presenter mentioned that you can see the International Space Station (ISS) with the naked eye. And the sighting times can be found on the Spot the Station website. Shortly after that visit, I wasContinue reading “International Twilight Space Paddle”

Deep Cove Kayak SUP Lesson

Monday, June 7, 12021 HE There was a plug for the Road to Ambleside Tide Rip course in the Week 4 Virtual Tuesday Night Race debrief (click the link or see the video below which is queued up). The course is for surf skis, but the mention of waves in Vancouver sparked my interest. IContinue reading “Deep Cove Kayak SUP Lesson”

Canoe Kayak Conundrum

Saturday, May 22, 12021 HE We were heading over to North Vancouver for the day so I planned to paddle at Ambleside in the afternoon. When I got there, as to be expected on a fair-weathered day for the May long weekend the parking lot was packed. I did spot a few spots on Bellevue Avenue but they were parallel parkingContinue reading “Canoe Kayak Conundrum”

My Useful Tools/Resources: Update

Here is a list of different websites, applications, tools, and tutorials that I have found useful for my SUP adventures. This page will be an ongoing project as I learn more. Trip Planning Starboard’s five-step guide to trip planning. This is an invaluable resource on things to consider when heading out on your SUP. AContinue reading “My Useful Tools/Resources: Update”

Whale Search

Sunday, May 2, 12021 HE Last weekend after my paddle I encountered two other SUPers. They were heading out in search of the humpback whale and it inspired me to do the same. I had seen the whale a few weeks early but it didn’t occur to me to go searching for it again lastContinue reading “Whale Search”

Vanier Park ‘Hosedown’

Monday, March 8, 12021 HE The weather was great! A sign of the pending season change. After some quick morning errands, I was able to get out on the water. There was a bit of a westerly wind with the tide going out so I decided to paddle from Vanier Park. This would give me theContinue reading “Vanier Park ‘Hosedown’”

Slhx̱í7lsh Rock 2.0

Saturday, February 27, 12021 HE With the clear skies, I decided to do another trip out to Slhx̱í7lsh (Siwash) Rock. I did the same paddle last week with overcast skies. The moon was out and full so I ended up seeing the moonset and sunrise. While out on the water in the crisp morning air on a peaceful morningContinue reading “Slhx̱í7lsh Rock 2.0”