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Stand-up paddleboard festival this weekend

June 19, 2013
Adirondack Daily Enterprise

SARANAC LAKE - Adirondack Lakes & Trails Outfitters presents the second annual Adirondack SUP (stand-up paddleboard) Festival, which will take place Friday through Sunday at Lake Colby Beach in Saranac Lake.

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Schedule of events

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Friday After school kids SUP session - 4 to 5 p.m. with Placid Water Kayaking's Anne Brewer: An introduction to SUP strokes, techniques, and safety. Play games and get wet while getting to know SUP.

$15 (includes PFD and SUP board)

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Introduction to SUP - 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. with SUP Sackets Harbor

SUP Sackets Harbor's Justin MacGyver, a level II PaddleFit Coach, an ACA Certified Paddleboard Instructor, and state licensed guide for an on-water introduction to Stand Up Paddleboarding. Justin will teach you everything you need to know about SUP and we're pretty sure you are going to like it.

$20 (includes PFD and SUP board)

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1, 2, 3, SUP - Forward Stroke Clinic - 6 to 7 p.m. with Werner Paddle's Danielle Deforest

A seminar to break down the SUP forward stroke and make it simple to learn and apply to the water.

$20 (does not include board ($30 to rent)

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Sunset SUP?Meditation - 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. with Julie Carmalt

ACE Certified Paddleboard Yoga, PaddleFit Level 2, RYT-200, and World Paddle Association Level I Instructor Julie Carmalt helps people discover the meditative side of SUP.

$20 (for those who bring their own SUP) and $25 to rent a board

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WPA Long & Short Course race registration - 8:30 to 9:30 A.M.

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Sunrise SUP?Yoga -?8:30 to 9:30 a.m. with Julie Carmalt

ACE Certified Paddleboard Yoga, PaddleFit Level 2, RYT-200 and World Paddle Association Level I Instructor Julie Carmalt will host the most popular new way to enjoy SUP. All asanas (yoga poses) are modifiable for varying levels of experience.

$20 (for those who bring their own SUP) and $25 to rent a board

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Long course race start -?9:45 a.m.

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Short course race start -?10:15 a.m.

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On-Water Demo -?11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Try boards from Amundson and Aquaglide, Boardworks SUP and Hobie SUP.

$3 demo fee for all participants ages 16+

Proceeds from demos will be donated to the Adirondack Park Invasive Plants Program.

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Long and Short course Awards - 11:45 a.m.

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Introduction to SUP?-?Noon to 1 p.m. with Placid Waters Kayaking

ACA Certified Instructor and New York State Guide Anne Brewer will host. Learn the board handling techniques, strokes, and safety concerns necessary to enjoying SUP

$20 (includes board)

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SUP Paddle Fit Boot Camp -?1:15 to 2:15 p.m. with SUP Sackets Harbor

SUP Sackets Harbor's Justin MacGyver, a level II PaddleFit Coach, an ACA Certified Paddleboard Instructor, a state licensed guide in Rock and Ice Climbing, Whitewater Rafting, Kayaking, Hiking, Camping, Boats and Canoes will host.

$20 (includes PFD and SUP board)

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Choosing the Right Board -?12:30 to 1 p.m. with Hobie SUP's Nick Yunker

No charge - Dry land clinic

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Long Distance SUP?Padding - TBD with Jan Brabant

Remember that guy who SUPed the 90 Miler Canoe Classic race a few years ago? And again the next year? His name is Jan. He will host a dry-land discussion about long distance SUP paddling.

No charge -?Dry land clinic

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Fun races registration - 2 to 2:30 p.m.

2:30 p.m. -?Sprint Races (all ages)

3 p.m. -?Pooch Race (with your dog of course!)

3:30 p.m. -?Tandem Race (two people, one board, out and back)

4 p.m. -Fun Races Awards

$5 entry fee for fun all fun races.

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Afternoon Guided Tour -?4:30 to 5:30 p.m. with Placid Waters Kayaking

Anne Brewer hosts a leisurely SUP tour of Lake Colby.

$20 (includes board and PFD)

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Sunday, June 23

Lower Saranac Lake SUP?tour - 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. with Adirondack Lakes & Trails Outfitters

Transportation and guide will be provide. Trips will start and end at Adirondack Lakes & Trials Outfitters Saranac Lake shop.

$20 (for those who have their own board) and $30 (to rent a SUP)

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Registration is required for most events and space is limited. Call Adirondack Lakes & Trails Outfitters to register at 518-891-7450.

 
 
 

 

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