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Stand Up Paddle Board Intro Lesson Video

Friday, April 27, 2012 | Chase Kosterlitz

Water Monkey is excited to offer you a detailed look into what goes on in one of our stand up paddle board intro lessons. This lesson took place the first weekend in April with 8 stand up paddle students. You can see in the video that Water Monkey can get all people on stand up paddle boards. Anyone can learn to paddle!  View Full Post

The Water Monkey Stand Up Paddle Board Challenge

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 | Chase Kosterlitz

The Water Monkey Stand Up Paddle Board Challenge is coming up on Saturday, May 19th. Water Monkey is excited to host this event on Spa Beach in downtown St. Pete. We have put on over 10 stand up paddle board events in the last couple of years and cannot wait to share another big one! The amazing growth of stand up paddle boarding is no more evident than at a stand up paddle race. Stand up paddlers are expected to join the event from all over the state of Florida and as far away as Canada.  View Full Post

Pay Attention To The Elements

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 | Chase Kosterlitz

As you get into the sport of stand up paddle boarding you quickly realize a lot of things. Here in Florida you realize how much you have to pay attention to the weather and other elements of nature. The hot Florida sun soon becomes your worst enemy when you are going for a leisurely stand up paddle session. St. Pete Beach is said to be the sunniest city in the United States. After doing stand up paddle board lessons on St. Pete Beach and other Tampa Bay water ways I can easily see this is true.  If you are planning to come and take a stand up paddle lesson with Water Monkey make sure you wear plenty of sun protection and drink a lot of water. We schedule most of our stand up paddle lessons, tours and rentals for the morning so that we can beat the hot Florida sun. View Full Post

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