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Beware of Groupon Stand Up Paddle Deals

Monday, October 15, 2012 | Chase Kosterlitz

Stand up paddle boarding is the fastest growing water sport in the world. I was lucky enough to be in a good position to start Water Monkey just before I graduated from college. My goal was to make a living doing something I love. Three years have past and I am still enjoying my job as a stand up paddle board instruction and professional stand up paddler. There is no better place to operate my business than the Tampa/St. Pete area. View Full Post

Cooler Stand Up Paddle Weather in Tampa Bay

Monday, October 08, 2012 | Chase Kosterlitz

The tempuratures in the Tampa Bay area are finally starting to cool down and feel more like Fall. Stand up paddle boarding in the Tamp Bay/St. Pete area during this time of year is ideal. Many people get turned off by the cooler weather. Future stand up paddle students need to realize that upper 70's is not cold! The waters of Tampa Bay and St. Pete Beach will also remain in the 70's and the chances of falling off of your stand up paddle board are slim to none! The summer months in Florida are great but it can get unbearably hot at times. October through March are some of the most comfortable times to get out on a stand up paddle board for the first time. Water Monkey offers stand up paddle lessons from our waterfront location near St. Pete Beach all the way through the entire winter season.  View Full Post

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