outdoors

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.

On Moraine: A Paddleboarding Journey at Moraine State Park

On Moraine: A Paddleboarding Journey at Moraine State Park

"On Moraine" is a film showcasing the spectacular standup paddleboarding (SUP) opportunities at Moraine State Park in Butler County, Pennsylvania.

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.

Adventure Coaching, Massage and Paddle Board Retreat

Adventure Coaching, Massage and Paddle Board Retreat

At this full day retreat at Moraine State Park, you’ll step outside of your comfort zone and physical environment to spend the day feeling great. Sunshine, laughter, paddle boarding, yoga, and massage will get you into the physical state of feeling great. From there, I’ll coach you to figure out what’s keeping you stuck and learn how to identify and rewrite the beliefs you have about yourself and the world that limit your achievement, relationships, growth and joy.

For more information, please visit:  SWEAT AND BUTTER

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.

FREE SUP AND SURF CLINIC

FREE SUP AND SURF CLINIC

The Stonycreek Rendezvous is one of the best whitewater festivals in the country.  Held at Greenhouse Park in Johnstown, PA, you can set up your tent on the shores of the Stonycreek River and surf the park wave under the lights at night while listening to local bands and the stomping of dancing feet as the river passes by.

Top 3 locations in Pittsburgh to try SUP for the first time!

Top 3 locations in Pittsburgh to try SUP for the first time!

The city of three-rivers is paddleboard paradise, but a first-time paddler standing at Point State Park, the junction of the three major rivers, might feel differently. In the downtown areas, the rivers are wide with concrete borders that create turbulence that is uncomfortable for beginners. Additionally, commercial and recreational boating is a formidable challenge for peaceful, non-motorized water travel. So where can you go for a  safe,  friendly, and memorable first SUP session? Here are three options for you!