Jesse solo sesh' this morning at the Beach Club just killing it on his 7-6 Stu Sharpe in the NE swell conditions.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
SUP is a great way for getting outdoors, interacting with nature and getting exercise. Nutrition and stress with Paddling. We all know getting outdoors and paddling is a stress reliever but in combination with proper nutrition will help burn fat and the result will be weight loss,
Great article about thin in Stand Up Journal Mag.
In simple terms, Paddle and cut out Sugars and Carbs.
Here is the link
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
With the incoming tide and knee high clean waves for a ride n' glide..I was lucky to get out for maybe an half hour before the strong 20 kt plus West S West winds started cranking up pushing the front offshore and chopping up the waves to total crap..
The real highlight of today's session was the water warmed up dramatically. I would say the water temp was in the mid 60's F .. Spring has Sprung..
Friday, April 4, 2014
Who Are you ?
Ken Rioux Local outdoor enthusiast and Yoga Instructor
Ken Rioux Local outdoor enthusiast and Yoga Instructor
How did you start paddle boarding and Why?
After being an avid surfer, I was introduced to Paddleboarding because of a knee problem and it enabled me to get back on the water. 4 years ago
Where do you do the most paddle boarding ?
In "secret spots"on Hilton head where its is quiet and traffic is low
Who do you paddle with?
I usually paddle alone or with my dog but on other occasions teach paddleboard yoga and paddle with my wife and friends.
What type of paddle equipment do you use?
Starboards are my preferred board and Kialoa Carbon Fiber is the preferred paddle.
What do you like about Paddle boarding?
I love being on the water where life slows down and you can really observe our surrounding. It just feels good!
An amazing experience or encounter while paddle boarding
While on a trip to Coast Rica my wife Jean and I went out in Garza Bay(secret spot) around a huge break in the surf to discover some Tortuga's in mateing season. Deep, Blue, clear water and mountains as far as the eye could see and not a motorboat or noise in our presence.
Your favorite non-paddle thing to do?
Your favorite after paddle grinds?
Hanging out somehwere quiet
Your dream vacation or surf trip?
Island Falls, Northern Maine on Pleasant Pond (another secret spot)
Your occupation or what do you do for a living?
Own a yoga studio with my wife Jean and teach Yoga. Jiva Yoga Center..
Your hero or person (s) that have had an effluence on your life?
My dog Liddey is my hero, she's never let me down. I am influenced by everyone that has the Aloha Spirit. That certainly includes my wife Jean.
Something people don't know about you and willing to share?
I would love to share, maybe we can hang out and talk sometime. No texting please:)
Last words or thoughts you'd like to share?
See you on "DA WATER"
Thanks to Glen Barroncini for setting us up with SUP!
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Had young calf, Atlantic Bottle-nose Dolphin, make an unexpected appearance in front of our group today. The inquisitive dolphin played and swam with us as we paddled. Probably wondering what we were doing in is environment.
Hung out with us for awhile, ''I should of put him/or her on my payroll. ''
Monday, March 31, 2014
Hobart "Hobie " Alter, born October 31, 1933, was a surfer, sailor and inventor. He was the man behind the development of the Modern foam-and-fiberglass surfboard, creator of the
Hobie Cat, and founder of the Hobie company. The company that he founded remains one of the top-selling surfboard brands of all time. Hobie was also the creator of the Hobie 33 ultralight-displacement sailboat and a mass-produced radio-controlled glider, the Hobie Hawk. An Innovator revolutionized two sporting inventions that brought masses to the water – allowing more people to surf and glide along the ocean’s surface on small-scale sailboats. Passes away this past weekend. Rest in Peace.
Here are a few links and vids of Hobie.. Next time your out surfing or sailing have a moment of silence for Hobie allowing you glide along the water.. MAHALO
My 1964 9'-8'' Hobie
Sunday, March 30, 2014
1) Who are you?
2) How did you start Paddle Boarding and why?
Borrowed Glen's first board (ever) and was hooked
3) How long have you been Paddleboarding?
Not long enough!
4) Where do you do the most paddling?
Anywhere there's water
5) Who do you paddle with? ( ..ie..family, friends, club, ect..)
Hilton Head's OG's of Standup ..you know who you are ; )
6) What type of Paddle Equipment do you use? ( boards, paddles, gear )
Stu Sharpe Surf FB page
7) What do you like most about SUP ?
There are no limits
8) An amazing experience or encounter while Paddleboarding?
Harbour Town Lighthouse (SC) to Tybee Island Lighthouse (GA) solo paddle, surfing the Joiner Banks, surfing Daufuskie Ferry wake on an undisclosed sandbar, paddling with sharks while circumnavigating Pinckney Island, Harvest Moon night paddle missions..too many adventures to list!
9) Your favorite non-paddling thing to do?
Playing with my 21 month old son Jesse Dakota
10) Favorite after paddle grinds?
La Hacienda with GB
11) Dream vacation or surf trip?
12) Your occupation or what do you do for a living?
13) Your hero(s) or person(s) who have had influence on your life.?
My Mom..we miss you.
14) Something people don't know about you and willing to share?
I was a professional bodyboarder in another life
15) Favorite Music before/ after a surf?
Indie, punk rock or reggae.