Channel Islands Crossing: Day Four – Catalina to San Clemente Island

Posted Feb 09, 2012 in Blog | 0 Comments

February 9th, 2011     We wake up this morning in Cat Harbor on Catalina Island.  It is really quiet.  John and Chris are up on deck getting the boat ready again.  I am doing my breakfast routine and getting my supplies ready for todays paddle.  Ryan’s bed is across from the kitchen and his […]

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Channel Islands Crossing: Day Three – The First Channel

Posted Feb 08, 2012 in Blog | 2 Comments

February 8th, 2011 I wake up to seals barking anchored off of Santa Barbara island.  I feel good and I am ready to get this day started.  I will be paddling from Santa Barbara island to Catalina Island today. Chris and John are up on deck pulling the anchor up and getting the boat ready […]

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Channel Islands Crossing: Day Two – Setting Sail to Santa Barbara Island

Posted Feb 07, 2012 in Blog | 3 Comments

February 7th, 2011 We are in the car and headed to the boat.  Gill, Shelly’s boyfriend, is driving Shelly, John and I.  This is the morning that we are setting sail to start our adventure.  We are meeting Chris and Ryan Moss, the videographer, at the boat.  I have never met Ryan before.  He has […]

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Channel Islands Crossing: Day One – Provisions & Planning

Posted Feb 06, 2012 in Blog | 2 Comments

The Journey “Just below California’s Point Conception eight mountains rise from some of the deepest seas in the Pacific, forming the Channel Islands.  Currents tear at the island’s shores.  Local fishermen warn of prehistoric eating machines.  Cyclone winds and monster waves travel the earth’s surface ending their journey on the desolate, rocky beaches of these […]

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Posted Dec 24, 2011 in Blog | 0 Comments

Hey guys, I have had a lot of you asking about off-season training lately. A lot of people say they do not have a lot of time to train in the off-season due to kids/wife/husband/work/cold weather etc. So I figured what better way to get idea’s on training then from the best paddlers in the […]

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Posted Jun 12, 2011 in Blog, Press | 1 Comments

Paddle With Pros was on the Willamette river teaching 15 people how to Stand Up Paddle this last Saturday. It was a beautiful day with Steve Gates from Big Winds showing up to enjoy the morning out on the river with MAC members. There have been lots of great emails from participants with one of […]

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Posted Feb 26, 2011 in Blog | 0 Comments

Fun day out paddling Channel Islands. Go Paddle! from Karen Wrenn

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SUP Holland 11-City Tour

Posted Dec 05, 2010 in Blog | 6 Comments

It’s taken me a long time to write about my adventure in Holland for a couple of reasons.  I was extremely tired from paddling 220 km in 5 days and when I got home I had to switch focus to my next big races.  I really just needed some time to reflect on the whole […]

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Posted Sep 15, 2010 in Blog | 0 Comments

I was just in Hamburg, Germany for the Jever Cup SUP World Cup.  It was very interesting to see what the European SUP scene was like. It was an amazing event that was well organized, professionally run, competitive and really fun. Athletes from all over the world came to compete. There were about 30 invited […]

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Posted Aug 25, 2010 in Blog | 0 Comments

 It is crazy how a year flies by…but what a BLAST its been! A year ago I participated in the Naish Race Series in Hood River that was organized by Big Winds in the Gorge.  It was a weekly race that ran for 8 weeks and was my first experience racing in standup paddling. […]

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