Join us every Monday and Thursday night this summer for women's Stand-Up Paddleboarding night. The group meets at the shop at 5:45 p.m. and gear will be rented to participants at half-price ($20) for the two-hour session which includes the board, a paddle and a PFD. Wearing quick-drying clothes, a hat and sunscreen is advised. The women's night was started to encourage more women to try to out the sport in a comfortable and supportive atmosphere. This is a popular event, so please call the shop in advance to reserve your spot: 541.317.9407.
See pictures and read about our recent adventures out on the Deschutes on our blog.
For those who wish to compete, Tumalo Creek is also hosting a fun SUP race series every Wednesday night beginning July 27 - August 31.
Paddleboarding is currently the fastest growing water sport in the US and has gained a steady following in Bend, where the flat sections of the Deschutes offer the perfect spot for an evening workout in the summer months. The sport originated in Hawaii as a way for surfing instructors to manage their classes. Paddleboarding has now become popular world wide, and many athletes are embracing it because of the strong “core” workout that is gained from balancing and using arm strength at the same time.