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Making History with Envision Blind Sports

Making History with Envision Blind Sports

SurfSUP Adventures has been working with Envision Blind Sports for a little over 3-years now, but this year marks a milestone of accomplishment.  Thanks mostly to executive director, Wendy Fagan, and the incredible volunteer network from Slippery Rock University’s, Adaptive Sports program, Envision has become the largest blind sports camp in the country.  In total, 70 visually impaired youth ages 6 to 18 participated in 20 sports over the course of the week-long program in June of 2018.

Film Premiere: The Current to Conserve

Film Premiere: The Current to Conserve

SurfSUP Adventures started with the mission to provide Pittsburgh with standup paddleboarding adventures in the amazing waterways of Pennsylvania.  While that objective is still our top priority, it has expanded to include the conservation of these watersheds and introducing these experiences to the local teens.

Paddleboard Yoga and Eco Adventures With Alison

Paddleboard Yoga and Eco Adventures With Alison

SurfSUP Adventures is proud to be partnering with expert yogi, TV show host, and all-around awesome woman, Alison Schuster, to provide 4 SUP Yoga and Eco Adventures this summer at Moraine State Park!  SUP Yoga is one of the fastest growing disciplines of yoga in the world, and for good reason.  Participating in SUP yoga classes will help refine your technique, build strength and offers the serenity of floating just above the water in beautiful surroundings.  On top of that, you will receive paddling instruction and a guided eco-tour from professional standup paddler, Ian Smith.

BREAKING WAVES AT MOUNT ARARAT

BREAKING WAVES AT MOUNT ARARAT

Nestled in the urban sprawl of Pittsburgh’s East End, The Mount Ararat Community Activity Center provides innovative programs and experiential learning to the area’s families and youth.  Earlier this summer, the Center debuted a new program for a select group of students, part of which involved teaching them to surf in whitewater rivers.

NEW RIVER GORGE SUP RACE

NEW RIVER GORGE SUP RACE

The New River Gorge SUP Race has become the epicenter of whitewater paddleboard racing in the Eastern US, but not because of a cash purse (there isn’t one!) or fantastical prizes. Instead, this race has ingrained itself in the hearts of a community that it has helped to grow since its inception in 2011. The setting itself could be attributed to the race’s popularity. The New River Gorge and Fayetteville, the adjoining mountain town, is a quintessential hub for adventure and natural beauty. Still, the underlying values and genuine love that race founder, Melanie Hames, puts into this event is the defining ingredient. The West Virginia SUP scene is filled with passionate people like her, and this event has drawn competitors from around the world that all want a piece of it.

FREE SUP and RIVER SURF EVENT

FREE SUP and RIVER SURF EVENT

The 2016 Stonycreek Rendezvous is coming soon (May 20 - 22nd)!  This is Pennsylvania's premiere adventure and whitewater festival with fun for everyone.  SurfSUP will be hosting a FREE river surfing and standup paddleboarding demo on Saturday, May 21rst.  Come enjoy the fun!!

An Unconventional Mother's Day

An Unconventional Mother's Day

Mother’s Day for most means fresh-cut flowers and sharing a meal with family.  SurfSUP Adventures took a different approach, swapping the bouquets for streamside wildflowers and healthy serving of whitewater SUP adventure.