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Stand up paddle in Rincon

Sunday, January 29, 2012 | Chase Kosterlitz

Winter is a great time of year to stand up paddle in the Tampa Bay area. However, it is also a nice time to get out of town and explore other SUP destinations. I am currently in Rincon, Puerto Rico for a couple of weeks of stand up paddle boarding and kiteboarding. Temperatures are mild and the trade winds provide natural AC everyday. Rincon has unlimited areas to explore on your stand up paddle board. There are a few companies that offer SUP rentals but I think there is room for a Water Monkey location in Puerto Rico!  View Full Post

Stand up paddle board lessons on St. Pete Beach

Tuesday, January 10, 2012 | Chase Kosterlitz

This winter has been pretty mild for St. Pete Beach and the surrounding Tampa Bay area. This is the offseason for Water Monkey so we have been planning an exciting year full of SUP activities. In the spring of this year Water Monkey will be offering stand up paddle boarding lessons on St. Pete Beach in addition to our waterfront location.  The Gulf of Mexico can get pretty choppy with all of the boat traffic and the afternoon sea breezes. For this reason Water Monkey will concentrate on doing our St. Pete Beach stand up paddle lessons in the morning. Afternoons will be mostly dedicated to lessons at our location on Blind Pass road not even 5 minutes from St. Pete Beach.  View Full Post

Stand Up Paddle Around Treasure Island

Thursday, January 05, 2012 | Chase Kosterlitz

If you are looking for gold bars and ruby's on Treasure Island, you may not find anything. However, if you are looking for places to stand up paddle there is no shortage of options! Paddling the Treasure Island loop is one of my favorite stand up paddle work outs. The loop is a little over 8-miles and takes you through the inter coastal as well as the Gulf waters. Paddling through the narrow canals behind Treasure Island keeps you guessing and paddling faster to see what is around the next corner. Bring plenty of water and keep paddling until you reach Johns Pass to the north or Blind Pass to the south of the island.  View Full Post

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