The summer of 2012 will probably go down as the “Summer of the Paddle Board” in the annals of New England paddle sport! Paddle boards seem to be everywhere you look on the water these days and they’re flying out of retail shops like pancakes off a campfire griddle! The surge in numbers seems to be driven mostly by popular demand and their appeal as a fitness modality. After paddling one myself, there’s no doubt in my mind that even a short trip on a paddle board is as good as Ab-Ripper-X for your core!
Apparently, they can be good for your flexibility, balance and mindfulness too; in a magical place where paddle boarding meets YOGA. Alex and I decided to test our inner zen (and our luck) by throwing a “crow pose” on one of the new paddle boards down at the shop…
…Not too bad for a couple of kayakers with hamstrings as tight as tympani drums! Seriously though, Yoga-on-paddle board classes are popping up everywhere and they’ll be coming to a beach near you (if they haven’t already). Sign up for a class stat so don’t miss out on this unique twist on this summer’s greatest paddling rage! This Yogo-SUP trend is not just the rage at KayakDave, it’s blasting it’s way across the country. Just earlier this summer, the San Diego Journal Conference held a Standup Paddleboard Yoga Clinic in the beautiful San Diego Bay. Amazing!