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Chuck Patterson visits Vermont

If you missed it, Vermont had a living legend from the outdoor sports industry visit our beautiful state this week. Chuck Patterson enjoyed a paddle from Shelburne Bay to Burlington visiting Juniper Island along the way.

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Photo Credit: Chuck Patterson via Facebook

We connected up with him at Perkins Pier where he talked about his experiences and tips and tricks to make us more efficient paddlers. WND & WVS, the local paddle shop in Burlington, setup the whole event and their staff was on hand with the Naish and Starboard SUP fleets for us to demo.

It was such a great time and with a 50% chance of thunderstorms that never came it turned out to be a beautiful afternoon and sunset. Come back again soon Chuck!!!!!!!

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Here are the photos from the event.
Photo Credits: Vermont SUPKazmin Thibault Williamson

Leddy Park to Lone Rock to Apple Tree Point & Back!

Stand Up Paddleboarding in Vermont – a list of rental shops and guides

We have compiled a list of local Vermont shops and Guides that rent paddleboards, host free demo days and guided tours.  There are many amazing river, lakes and ponds to SUP on in Vermont, and these companies will take you there!

Paddle Surf Champlain

Experience the fun and freedom of Stand Up Paddleboarding — SUP — on the Northeast’s premier mountain lake.

SUP, Stand Up Paddleboarding in Vermont
Stand Up Paddleboarding in Vermont

What’s better than taking in the spectacular Lake Champlain sunsets, gliding past lush and colorful shoreline, enjoying Green Mountain and Adirondack vistas, all while taking part in a growing new sport rooted in the Hawaiian spirit of Aloha …

Wednesday Night SUP’er ClubAn everyone-welcome weekly group paddleboard tour; Departing from the Oakledge Park beach, 6-8 p.m. every Wednesday.

Family Jam! Drop-in session for kids and parents. Anything goes, including frisbees, hula hoops, paddle skis and SUP jousting. Every Friday, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

CONTACT:

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WND & WVS

WND&WVS is all about the passion of getting out on the water and having a killer time in all possible conditions.

Burlington VT SUP Shop
Burlington, Vermont’s only exclusive Stand Up Paddle (SUP) and water sports retail store.

Surfing, stand up paddling, windsurfing, and kiteboarding are the athletic pursuits of virtually all water men and women who love to glide across the water under the power of wind and waves. 

Free demos:

Saturday (weather permitting) from 1-4,

Thursday night from 5-7.

They have a solid fleet of boards available for half day (3 hours), full day, or overnight rental.

Get all the rates and info at WND&WVS.com

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Smuggler’s Notch Resort

Canoe, Kayak, and Stand-Up Paddleboard(SUP) Rentals & Shuttle
Daily on the hour 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
 

SUP, Stand Up Paddleboarding in Vermont
Stand Up Paddleboarding at Vermonts #1 Family resort


Explore the scenic Lamoille River at your leisure. Our guides will shuttle you upriver, launch you with basic paddling instruction if needed, then send you on your way. Feel free to take a picnic lunch, bathing suits, fishing poles, stop on a beach or just enjoy a relaxing day on the river. Single kayaks and SUPs are $40, canoe and tandem kayaks are $70. One canoe or kayak rental is included in your Adventure Connection Package.

NEW! SUP YOGA
Wednesday, 9:30 am – 11:00 am
 
What better way to enjoy the art of Yoga than floating on a paddleboard on a beautiful, calm, serene pond setting in the mountains of Vermont! Practice traditional poses on the water along with free time to Stand Up Paddleboard. Never tried either? No problem—this is geared toward all levels from beginners to advanced as you challenge yourself. It’s easier than you think. $40 per person. 

www.Smuggs.com for more info and to book your adventure today!

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GearX.com

Every Thursday evening throughout the summer, we are hosting Stand Up Paddleboard Demos on Lake Champlain from 6-8 (weather permitting)

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Thursday night SUP demos at the waterfront in Burlington Vermont, Stand Up Paddleboard Demos

 These demos are free and open to the public – we just ask that you RSVP. I know, it sounds too good to be true – but you better believe it. Please RSVP by email to events@gearx.com. Sign up early as demo slots will fill up quickly.

Equipment Provided: SUP, Paddle, PFD

Location: We will meet at boat launch (please do not park in the boat launch parking lot) near the US Coast Guard Station.

Check out their site for more details: www.GearX.com

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Umiak Outdoor Outfitters 

Umiak offers kayak, canoe and stand-up paddleboard rentals on the beachs at Waterbury Center State Park’s Day Use Area and North Beach in Burlington, VT.

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SUP Rentals in Waterbury VT and Burlington VT

Rent a kayak, canoe or Stand-Up Paddleboard for a couple of hours or all day. Boats are available on a first come, first serve basis only.

10 AM – 6 PM, 7 days a week, July and August

Get on a SUP board $20.00 for 2 hours

Find directions to their rental locations and all the pricing at Umiak Outdoor Outfitters

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Stratton Mountain Resort

RENTAL RATES

Stand-Up Paddleboard Rental Full Day (10am-5pm): $59

Paddle Only: $10
Life Jacket Only: $10

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Stop by First Run in the Village or call 802-297-4321.

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Village Sports Shop – Lyndonville VT

Daily Rental Price: $35

Weekly Rental Price: $200

for more info go to: Village Sports Shop.com

LOCAL RIDER PROFILE: Trisha Hlastawa

Vermont SUP connected up with a local paddler yesterday at Oakledge Park in Burlington, VT for some fun on the water and unexpected surf on Lake Champlain.

Vermont SUP Trisha Surfing Oakledge

Rider: Trisha Hlastawa
Age: 24 years young
Hometown: Norwich, CT but currently living in South Burlington, VT
Board: Naish Alana 9’5″

Vermont SUP Trisha Profile Shot

Where is your favorite place to paddle?

I love to surf but coming at sunset and paddling on the lake is one of the best things ever.

Now you just got back from Cape Cod, How was the surf?

I went to Orleans, MA in the Nauset Beach area. The surf wasn’t that good but got better yesterday and today. (7/15 & 7/16)

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Why Paddleboarding rather than Kayaking?

I do not like sitting down! I like moving around as much as possible and paddleboarding give me the freedom to do that. I can walk all over it, I can do headstands on it, I can do yoga on it, there’s a lot of possibilities.

 

What would you tell a first time SUPer?

Be patient is the first thing. Not everyone will get it right away. Try to go somewhere totally calm to start is recommended. That way you can focus on your balance and not which way the waves are going. Coming here to Oakledge [Park] is really fun when it’s super calm which is most of the time in the summer.

Vermont SUP Trisha Paddle Out

Whats the next step? Where do you want to go, What do you wanna do?

I wanna do some touring on a paddleboard, I have a touring board and I wanna travel and go to some cool places where you can look down [into the water] and see all kinds of things. Not sure where but I gotta get myself out there.

Vermont SUP Paddle Sunset

What’s your #1 vacation spot you want to go and paddle?

Ohhh… Hawaii…?  Probably!

Make sure to follow all of Trisha’s photos on her Instagram page: @thsurfsnow

Waves at Oakledge Vermont SUP Oakledge park Burlington Surfing trisha

Paddle boarding the Winooski River 2013

Twas the night before Paddling, when all though the group,
Not a board was ready, not even the soup.
The glue was drying on the boards with air,
In hopes that morning would soon be there.

12685_667931623200_899328013_n Our paddle trip started early in the summer as just an idea. We didn’t have our own paddle boards yet and we assumed we wouldn’t be able to get off work for a whole week together. The more we talked about it, the more it became real. We started building our own boards just so we could do this trip (and continue to paddle afterwords, of course!). The last piece for our boards came in the mail the day before and after packing our dry bags with food and clothes we laid down the foam and attached our deck rigging before heading to bed.  Continue reading Paddle boarding the Winooski River 2013