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Film Event with Patagonia Pittsburgh

Film Event with Patagonia Pittsburgh

Attention Pittsburgh surfers, paddlers, water enthusiasts and adventurers - First Waves and SurfSUP Adventures will be partnering with Patagonia Pittsburgh as they host a Never Town Film Screening with professional surfer, Dan Ross, on Tuesday, October 23! There will be refreshments, food, raffles and more that will all benefit the First Waves program to engage underserved youth in river surfing, watershed conservation and filmmaking! We hope to see you all there!

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.

SurfSUP Adventures Named Pittsburgh's Best Outdoor Experience!

SurfSUP Adventures Named Pittsburgh's Best Outdoor Experience!

We are heading into our 8th season of providing standup paddle boarding experiences in Pittsburgh!  In that time, we’ve been honored to introduce thousands of people to standup paddleboarding (SUP), river surfing, watershed conservation, and whitewater SUP.  Our love for paddling got us started, but it’s been the people we’ve met on this journey that have truly inspired us.  You are the ones we have to thank as we celebrate being named Pittsburgh’s “Best Outdoor Experience” in 2018 by the Manual Awards!

FIRST WAVES FEATURED IN WPXI “PROUD PITTSBURGH”

FIRST WAVES FEATURED IN WPXI “PROUD PITTSBURGH”

WPXI’s, "Proud to be from Pittsburgh," is a program designed to highlight people who are doing good in our communities.”  SurfSUP Adventures and First Waves founder, Ian Smith, worked with Channel-11 News Anchor, Peggy Finnegan, to document a First Waves event on the Pittsburgh Riverfront for the segment earlier this year.

2016 PA SUP CHAMPIONSHIP

2016 PA SUP CHAMPIONSHIP

As the racers make the first turn in the PA SUP Championships at Moraine State Park, they are met with the sound of live music from the main stage of the Regatta at Lake Arthur. Thousands of people are sprawled out listening to the music, sifting through food trucks, and watching the sailboats, paddleboards and windsurfers jetting by.  A backdrop of thick conifers gives way to blue skies above the horizon of the lake and this is only the beginning.

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 UNEXPECTED MATCH PARTNER OF THE YEAR

AN UNEXPECTED MATCH PARTNER OF THE YEAR

“IT’S SAFE, THE KIDS WILL BE FINE!” I yelled into my cell phone, trying to overcome a howling wind off the Gulf of Mexico.  In spite of the ambient roar, I could hear doubt on the other end spinning like a turbine.  Intuition, however, has a way of prevailing under duress, when communication is done on an instinctual level rather than through the confusion of words and reason.