May 2012

Are You Ready for Some Paddleboarding? SUPfest set for Saturday, May 19

Author: Mike Overton

SUPfest, A celebration of stand up paddleboarding, will be held Saturday, May 19, noon-4 p.m., on the May River from Wilson Landing at Palmetto Bluff. If you have been considering trying the sport of stand up paddleboarding, SUPfest will offer the perfect venue. The fun-oriented festival will include introductory clinics and instruction, equipment trials and demonstrations. Certified guides from Outside Hilton Head/Palmetto Bluff and several national paddlesport professionals will conduct the programs. Free paddleboard clinics will be offered at noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.—no experience is necessary!

Stand up paddle boarding is the world’s fastest-growing water sport. Popular for years in Hawaii, this fitness-based activity has come to Hilton Head. The sport is great in our flat water and low surf—great for core fitness and often referred to as Pilates on the water.

Outside Hilton Head/Outside Palmetto Bluff is a Lowcountry-based outfitter established in 1979. The company has a national reputation as a leader in the paddlesport industry. Outside Hilton Head offers comprehensive nature-based activities in addition to team and leadership development, destination management, and is a specialty outdoor retailer.

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