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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.

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.

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!