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Silver Springs State Park Florida

Silver Springs State Park Florida

Location: Silver Spring State Park Florida is located just outside of Ocala in North Central Florida, about an hour and a half north of Orlando. The park is 4,00 acres which encompasses the springs, 5-mile Silver River and surrounding sandhill forest.  There are 30...

Paddle Board Flip Rescue

Paddle Board Flip Rescue

A paddle board flip rescue is an easy and effective way to get someone out of the water and back on a paddle board. The maneuver is used when one person can’t get back on their paddle board for whatever reason. Before Performing the Flip Rescue Assess the situation....

Packing an Inflatable Paddle Board

Packing an Inflatable Paddle Board

Tips for packing an inflatable paddle board. To Start: Clean and dry your board. Learn how to clean and care for your paddle board. Remove fins and any other items. If you keep your leash on be sure it’s left out away from your board. Otherwise, the leash will...

Weeki Wachee Springs Florida

Weeki Wachee Springs Florida

Location: Weeki Wachee Springs Florida Seminole First Nations meaning ‘little spring” or ‘winding river’. Flowing from the spring the Weeki Wachee River winds 12 miles to the Gulf of Mexico.  The spring is so deep that the bottom has never been...

Hillsborough River State Park, Florida

Hillsborough River State Park, Florida

Location: Hillsborough River State Park Florida is one of the first Florida parks created in the late 1930’s by Civilian Conservation Core. The park is just 30 minutes northeast of Tampa making it a great way to escape the city and enjoy nature! The park is open...

Weedon Island Preserve Florida

Weedon Island Preserve Florida

Location: Weedon Island Preserve Florida is in St. Petersburg, Pinellas County and is a 20-minute drive from Tampa or downtown Saint Petersburg. Part of the traditional territories of Seminole, Tocobaga, Mascogo & Miccosukee nations. The area is over 3,000 acres...

Paddle Board Strength & Balance

Paddle Board Strength & Balance

Paddle boarding is a great recreational sport that is accessible to all types of abilities and fitness levels.  In this blog I’ve listed 10 strength exercises I like to use that help improve my overall paddle board strength and balance.  Paddle boarding requires...

Top 5 Paddles of 2022

Top 5 Paddles of 2022

2022 was filled with lots of new and exciting adventures making it hard to choose the best of the best. Below are my top 5 paddles of 2022. Top 5 paddles in under 3 minutes: 1. Hamilton, Ontario Paddling in the dead of winter through the ice at sunset on Lake Ontario....

Paddle Boarding Gift Guide

Paddle Boarding Gift Guide

A paddle bording gift guide and beyond. Here are my top 10 gift ideas for paddle boarders plus a few additional creative ideas outside the typical thinking of giving a physical gift. Paddle Boarding Gift Guide Top 10: 1. Carabiner Carabiners have multiple uses and are...

Winter iSUP Storage

Winter iSUP Storage

It’s that time of year again when the weather gets cold and the water temperatures are too cold to paddle board unless you have the proper equipment. Check out the blog post on Cold Weather Paddling and the effects of cold water. Here are some tips and...

Cleaning Your Paddle Board

Cleaning Your Paddle Board

Cleaning and maintaining your board will help prevent premature wear and give your equipment a longer life. Plus help keep the aquatic ecosystem healthy! Important: Always remove any major mud, plant debris or aquatic life right after your paddle at the same site to...

Electric Paddle Board Pumps

Electric Paddle Board Pumps

In this blog post, we look at and compare 1 manual pump and 3 electric paddle board pumps. First off, let’s discuss the pros and the cons of electrical pumps. Electric Paddle Board Pumps Pros: Saves you the energy  you might need for your paddling adventure...

Getting Back On Your Paddle Board

Getting Back On Your Paddle Board

As a beginner, falling off your board and being able to get get back on can be scary.   But it is an important thing to figure out what works best for you, practice and get comfortable with it. It’s not about if you fall, it’s when you fall. Below are some...

How to Paddle Board for Beginners

How to Paddle Board for Beginners

Paddle boarding is a fun and safe low-impact activity. It’s a great way to get outside and adventure with friends, family or on your own. Here are some instructions and tips on how to paddle board for beginners. How to Paddle Board for Beginners 1. Getting...

Backcountry Camping on a Paddle Board

Backcountry Camping on a Paddle Board

I recently went on my first backcountry camping trip on a paddle board with my two friends, Bridgid and Davey; here are the top 5 things I learned. Top 5 Things I Learned on my First Backcountry Camping Trip on a Paddle Board 1.  Type of Board iSUPs are easy to...

Experience Hamilton’s Waterfront

Experience Hamilton’s Waterfront

Despite what most people see driving on the QEW highway across the sky bridge, Hamilton, Ontario has a waterfront full of activities, events, tours and more! Still under development, Pier 8, part of Hamilton’s waterfront just east of Bayfront Park has a lot to...

Top 5 Places in Western Canada

Top 5 Places in Western Canada

Discover some beautiful places with outdoor activities, stunning views, unique accommodation and food & drink. Here are my top 5 places to visit in western Canada. Tony F Photography Top 5 Places to Visit in Western Canada 1. Kelowna Kelowna is situated in the...

Waterproof Backpack

Waterproof Backpack

My first product review: Red Paddle Co. Waterproof Backpack I think the Red Paddle Co. Waterproof Backpack is my new favourite adventure bag when it comes to paddleboarding! Top things I like about it: it fits my 1L Yeti the ability to have a waterproof bag that is...

Next Adventure: YouTube

Next Adventure: YouTube

I’m starting a new chapter and adventure in my life… Paddle Adventurer YouTube Channel I’ve grown a lot over the past year and a half; I’ve learned to build a website, capture engaging videos and edit those videos into short-form fun Reels...

Southwest Florida Paddling

Southwest Florida Paddling

Looking for a Southwest Florida paddling adventure? The Gulf Coast on the Intracoastal side offers lots of great spots to explore on your board! See below for the top 3 must-paddle locations. Something important to keep in mind: the Intracoastal channel is mostly...

Cleaning Up Trash from a Paddleboard

Cleaning Up Trash from a Paddleboard

Protect what you love and plan an adventure with the main purpose of cleaning up trash from a paddleboard. Bonus: it’s a great way to work on your balancing skills! Below you will find recommended equipment, tips and resources for cleaning up trash from your...

Top 5 Paddleboarding Non-Essentials

Top 5 Paddleboarding Non-Essentials

There are great paddleboarding non-essentials that make your life easier or are just fun to have! Below are my top 5 paddleboarding non-essentials. Photo: Tony F Photography My Top 5 Paddleboarding Non-Essentials 1.  River Fin A shorter flexible fin gives you the...

Travelling with a Paddleboard (SUP) ✈️

Travelling with a Paddleboard (SUP) ✈️

Going away on vacation and thinking about bringing your paddleboard? Here are some packing essentials, tips and things to consider before taking off on your next adventure! Tony F Photography Travelling with a Paddleboard (SUP) Before you start packing The first thing...

Winter Paddling

Winter Paddling

Photo: Tony F Photography Winter paddling is beautiful and peaceful but there is a lot more to it than summer paddling. The biggest obstacle is the investment with the additional gear you need to be safe and comfortable.  See below for more details!  The second...

Lion’s Head, Ontario Paddling

Lion’s Head, Ontario Paddling

Photo by Tony F Photography UPDATED: Summer 2022 Location: Lion’s Head, Ontario located on the Bruce Peninsula approximately halfway between Owen Sound and Tobermory. Located on Georgian Bay and part of the Niagara Escarpment, Lions Head is surrounded by limestone...

Requirements for Paddleboarding in Canada

Requirements for Paddleboarding in Canada

Heading out on your paddleboard? Here is what you need by law in Canada and things you should also consider bringing. If you are paddling across a body of water, getting from point A to B, you are navigating and require the following under the Small Vessel Regulations...

SUPing with Pets

SUPing with Pets

Do you paddleboard with your pet? Or are looking to take your fur baby out on the water with you? I asked a cat owner and 3 dog owners about their experience, tips and recommendations for SUPing with their pet. Legend: Getting Started on the Paddleboarding Overcoming...

6 Reasons You Need To Go Paddleboarding

6 Reasons You Need To Go Paddleboarding

Do you have a friend or family member who is curious about paddleboarding or you’re looking to convince them to join you on the water? Or maybe you’ve never tried paddleboarding but have seen people on the water and are considering it. Here are the top 6...

Cootes Paradise Hamilton, Ontario Paddling

Cootes Paradise Hamilton, Ontario Paddling

Watch the blog post video on YouTube!  Location: Cootes Paradise, Hamilton, Ontario is part of Lake Ontario: Hopkins and Borer’s Creek section and is part of the Royal Botanical Gardens. This is by far my favourite spot to paddle locally and an overall top location!...

Capturing Content While Paddleboarding

Capturing Content While Paddleboarding

There are lots of great ways to capture your adventures. I’m here to help guide you with tips, tools and what has worked best for me with my GoPro(s) while paddleboarding. This post is not intended to be a full lesson in photography. But you’ll find lots of...

Tobermory, Ontario Paddling

Tobermory, Ontario Paddling

Floating over Sweepstakes shipwreck Big Tub Lighthouse UPDATED: Summer 2022 Don’t want to read the blog? Get all the details on YouTube! Location: Little Tub Harbour, Tobermory, Ontario Located as part of the Fathom Five National Marine Park in Georgian Bay...

Bayfront Park, Hamilton, Ontario Paddling

Bayfront Park, Hamilton, Ontario Paddling

Location: Hamilton Harbour Bayfront Park Bayfront Park, Pier 4 Park and the Waterfront Trail opened in 1993. The land was previously a landfill made up of industrial waste and rubble. The City of Hamilton removed approximately 20,000 tonnes of industrial waste and...

Rockwood Conservation Area, Ontario Paddling

Rockwood Conservation Area, Ontario Paddling

Updated Summer 2022 “Rockwood has a unique geological history that has left it with glacial bluffs, potholes and caves. The glacial bluffs were formed during the most recent ice age, which ended 11,000 to 16,000 years ago and range from five to 30 metres deep...

How to Read the Wind for Paddleboarding

How to Read the Wind for Paddleboarding

The wind is one of the most important things to check when embarking on a paddleboarding adventure. If you don’t know already, wind plays a huge factor when paddleboarding, more so than when kayaking or canoeing since you are standing up and are less aerodynamic. See...

How to Choose a Paddleboard (SUP)

How to Choose a Paddleboard (SUP)

Choosing a paddleboard can be overwhelming as there are a lot of options but don’t stress, I’m here to help you how to choose a paddleboard (SUP)! Must do first! Get these questions answered: What type of paddling will you use the board for? Keep in mind...

Princess Point Hamilton, Ontario Paddling

Princess Point Hamilton, Ontario Paddling

Location: Princess Point, Hamilton Ontario. Part of Royal Botanical Gardens in the southeast corner of Cootes Paradise. Part of Lake Ontario, one of the five Great Lakes. here. Parking: Paid parking $6 (Summer 2020 for 3 hours) with coin or credit card at a ticket...

Getting Outdoors with Four Inspirational Women

Getting Outdoors with Four Inspirational Women

I asked four inspirational women what motivates them to get outside, what they think is total bullshit in the outdoor rec. world and their struggles & guidance with overcoming roadblocks. Get ready to be motivated, inspired and feel all the good vibes! “And one...

The Great and Fragile Great Lakes

The Great and Fragile Great Lakes

The Great Lakes are pretty darn great & big! Anyone seeing one for the first time is awe-struck at how big it is and they can’t believe it’s not an ocean. Keep reading to learn all about their greatness and why they are at risk. If you’ve read my About...

SUP Community: Wave On Podcast Guest

SUP Community: Wave On Podcast Guest

Paddleboarding Community: The paddleboarding community is strong and something I didn’t anticipate when getting into the activity.  I have met a lot of wonderful people online since starting my paddleboarding Instagram account! Most of them I have never met and hope...

Kayaking Vs Paddleboarding

Kayaking Vs Paddleboarding

 Kayaking vs Paddleboarding, what’s the difference? Paddleboarding has become more popular and thus easier to find rentals making it more accessible for beginners to test the sport. Growing up in Canada (80’s)  canoeing and kayaking were common recreational...

Après-Paddle

Après-Paddle

A Brief History: Après is a french word meaning “after”. “Après-” is from the skiing world, “Après-Ski” (after skiing) to describe social activities with food and drink after a day on the slopes This first became a custom in Norway in the late 19th...

How It All Began

How It All Began

I was temporarily laid off in April 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic. My partner and I spent our time on the never-ending list of house projects at our home in Hamilton.  In June my parents were able to go back to their cottage on Saugeen First Nations #29 located on...

Paddleboard Fins

Paddleboard Fins

Should I own more than one fin? If you’re like me you like to go off the beaten track which typically leads to shallower water, creeks and rivers that have their own challenges. Most of those obstacles are around your board’s fin(s) with shallower water and...

Colder Weather Paddling

Colder Weather Paddling

This blog post is to create awareness on the reality of cold water and better prepare you for colder weather safety and paddling!