April 24, 2013

Live Q&A with Danny and Candice

Tonight at the Outpost of Holland, I had the opportunity to participate in an exclusive live FCS Q&A Webcast with two of the most successful SUP athletes in the world, Danny Ching and Candice Appleby. Danny and Candice answered questions via phone, tweet, and email for over an hour on anything to do with SUP. lots of great questions dealing with fitness, nutrition, racing, surfing, and SUP lifestyle.

The Outpost did a great job hosting the event with 20 or 30 local paddlers in attendance...they even got a special shout out from Candice about how great of a store it is (check it out if you haven't). Out of all the questions asked of them from around the world, I would guess that 25% were from our group. SUP is alive and well (and growing) in the 616 for sure!


April 8, 2013

Great Surf Forecast App

I'm sure some of you are familiar with this app already, but I just stumbled upon it recently...and it's pretty cool. The app is called magicseaweed and is loaded with information for over 3000 beaches around the world. Included in the list of breaks, are several Great Lakes locations including: Grand Haven (screen shots below), New Buffalo, Chicago, Empire, and many more.

You can visit the website at magicseaweed.com for the online version or visit the Apple App Store for the iPhone/iPad version.

Let me know what you think or if you've used it before.

April 4, 2013

Abu Dhabi All Stars Invitational

The Standup World Tour is making its inaugural stop in the United Arab Emirates for the Abu Dhabi All Stars Invitational this weekend.  Some of the top paddlers in the world will go head-to-head, paddle surfing in the unique Wadi Adventure wave pool and then racing in the standard world Series Sprint Racing format.  The wave pool will allow everyone to get perfect right, left, and closeout waves that are all consistent...every 90 seconds!

Although the time difference is 8 hours for us in West Michigan, you can check out the schedule on standupworldtour.com and you can view the live webcast at the link below.