Revised 2/25/14

Learn to SUP B&B Weekend

Stand Up Paddleboarding

Have you been curious about this new craze going on just about every pond, river and lake around the country? Birthed hundreds of years ago in Bolivia and refined more recently in Hawaii, SUP is pretty much a big surfboard that you paddle with a long canoe paddle. Hey, I thought it was silly too until I really tried it. It’s like walking on water…you’ll see EVERYTHING down there! Besides being great fun, it is also an amazing core workout…two statements never found in the same sentence!

Enjoy a long weekend spent at my home on 40 acres of hardwoods along the beautiful Betsie River. You'll be treated to a series of skills workshops on local calm waters followed by a Sunday trip on Lake Michigan to practice your new skills. We will introduce you to all the basic strokes, safety skills and ways to have fun walking on water. Two comfortable nights lodging, several fine meals and equipment are all provided. You'll be able to swap stories over a glass of wine next to the fireplace or have a walk through the woods to the river when you are not out on the water.

Stand Up Paddleboarding

Day 1) Arrive after dinner Friday evening between 7-9 PM. Get acquainted and settled. Orientation for the rest of the weekend.

Day 2) Saturday morning basics skills workshop followed by lunch on the lake and a tour on a lake or river.. Farmer John/Jane wetsuits recommended.

Day 3) After Sunday brunch, we’ll gear up for a 3 hour day trip and turn you loose around 2 for your trip home. 

This program is designed to give you a big leg-up in trying out this exciting new sport and you’ll leave with skills to be able to do this on your own.

Cost includes ACA certified instruction, rustic river home accommodations, all equipment and some very fine meals. Please call if you have special diet requirements. You are more than welcome to bring your own board if you have one and we'll be happy to help you learn to get the most out of it.

Stuff to Bring

Clothes for Getting Wet:

  • Wetsuit: for May/June/September/October (can be rented from us for $10/day)
  • Synthetic long underwear: polypropylene, polyester, coolmax, etc….anything but cotton, both tops and bottoms, can be worn under shorts too for a very comfortable if not very stylish ensemble.
  • Swimsuit
  • Fleece Jacket
  • Water shoes or neoprene boots: sandals don’t work very well.

Odds and Ends:

  • One liter water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Anything alcoholic you may want with evening meals

Donít hesitate to call 231-882-5525 if you have questions about any of it at all!

Registration: A $150 deposit is required to hold your space. Reservation fees are refundable until 30 days before the trip. The balance is also due 30 days prior to departure. Space is limited to 4, so plan ahead...

Dates for 2014: TBA

Cost: $350/person, $600/couple; Children 8-13 half price

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