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The Ultimate Ontario Road Trip

The Ultimate Ontario Road Trip

The Lake Superior Coastal Drive from Sault Ste. Marie to Thunder Bay is the ultimate Ontario road trip. This scenic route is dotted with numerous points of interest and provides breathtaking views of Lake Superior. With so much to see and do, it’s important to...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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!