Heading out on an adventure in the near future or have an adventurous traveler on…
Everyone has had that embarrassing moment. You can call it a wardrobe malfunction, a skin show, or as our grandmothers politely said, “exhibitionism.” You’re riding a wave, catch an edge and splat, do a header into the surf. You tuck and roll and bob up for air. No harm, no foul. But then you hear the laughter…. snickers really. Your ride wasn’t that bad. What’s the problem? Your swimsuit has shifted, exposing more than your talent on the board.
About 71 percent of the world is covered with water. Here’s a great way to get out and explore it! SUPs are fun, efficient, and easy to use, but buying a paddle board can be complicated. There are so many choices. There are inflatable boards, river boards, race boards, surf boards and everything in between. I’ve tried dozens of boards, and found the Boardworks Kraken to be everything I need and more.
I’ve always envied people who own hot tubs. There are the obvious reasons—warm water relieves aches and pains after epic days in the backcountry, and soaking with friends and family is a companionable way to pass time (even the most avid texters/selfie takers soon tire of holding their phones above water). But there’s also that iconic mental image I have of lounging in a bubbly outdoor spa, surrounded by 104 degree F water, a cold après ski beer in hand, and the sky turning scarlet and burnt orange as the sun drops below the horizon.