Sunday, March 13, 2011
In case you haven't heard the news, we are now renting Paddleboards! They are great to use right off our dock, or in the ocean!
Paddleboards have been around for a long time and the first one is said to have been made in the 1930's by Thomas Edward Blake. While he was restoring boards for a local museum in 1944, he built a replica modeled after olo surfboard ridden by ancient Hawaiian aliʻi (kings).
"He lightened his by drilling it full of holes and then covering them, creating the first ever hollow board as well as introducing the first modern paddleboard. Two years later, using this same board, he won the first ever Mainland surf contest, the Pacific Coast Surfriding Championships, an event integrating both surfing and paddling. Blake then returned to Hawaii to break virtually every established paddling record available, setting half-mile and 100-yard records that stood until 1955, (Wikipedia)".
Paddleboarding regained popularity in the eighties and has been growing ever since! There's no need to be an experienced athlete or surfer to try this great and easy form of exercise! Check out the video below to see how easy it is!
After your paddle, relax on our porch or dock with a homemade dessert and a cappuccino! Give us a call or come by to learn more!
Hope to see you soon!
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