Author: Max Francisco

Paddle board fitness classes with Jenna in Fort Lauderdale

Paddle board fitness classes with Jenna in Fort Lauderdale

Paddleboard Fitness Instructor, Jenna is a Certified Personal Trainer that adapts regular workouts to anyone’s fitness levels on the water. Exercising on a paddleboard allows her to combine all elements of SUP to maximize your gains. Paddleboard fitness is great for the entire body and a class can […]

How about paddling and working in the fjords of Norway? This might just be your opportunity

How about paddling and working in the fjords of Norway? This might just be your opportunity

Fjords are those deep valleys, usually narrow and steepsided that extend below sea level and are naturally filled with seawater. Fjords are found in locations where current or past glaciation extended below current sea level and there’s nowhere more iconic for them than Norway. The countries countless […]

Do you also pick up trash while paddling?

Do you also pick up trash while paddling?

Ever felt obliged to pick up trash while on your leisure paddle? It turns out, it’s not an uncommon thing. A sense of duty takes hold of us paddleboarders as we enter the water and encounter a pile of plastic or trash and compels us to pick that up, bring with us and dispose it properly.
I have caught myself many times leaving the water with the few pockets I had filled with plastic I have found floating next to me on the ocean or river I was paddling at. And It feels great!

That tiny action feels good because we already know the damage a small piece of plastic that someone disposed can cause to wildlife. You have seen the pictures before of animals deformed because they were caught in plastic and grew up like that. If you need a reminder, below is an example. Not only that, that action became now a movement. I stumbled across an article that pointed me to Buzzfeed.com and talked about the new fitness craze called ‘Plogging’, a movemnt that will save your life and the environment. This latest fitness trend from Sweden already has a loyal following in Scandinavia and Germany, and is quickly starting to catch on in the United States among exercise aficionados intent on picking up trash while they run.

The term “plogging” is actually a combination of the word “jogging” and the Swedish word “plocka upp,” which means to “pick up.” In other words, to pick up — in this case, rubbish or litter — while jogging, an activity that perfectly unites the popular self-centered resolution to get in shape with an outwardly focused goal to do something positive for the environment. Not only jogging, a lot of people pick up trash and we should adapt that to paddleboarding too.

Turtle wrapped in can plastic.

Unfortunately, our urban water trails are often littered with anything from tires to plastic cups. Fortunately, a few individuals and groups have been organizing all over the country (and the world) to tackle the problem little by little:

– H2O Trash Patrol is an organization founded by couple Patti and Lorenzo Diaz who clean up marine debris on stand up paddleboards in San Diego
H20 sup patrol San Diego.

– Woman sets out to paddleboard length of England to highlight plastic pollution.
Lizzie Car Debris.

– Shocking video from paddler Alison Tea highlights pollution on LA waterways
Alison Teals LA waterways

And a new post by shows Alison’s feat in full…

The most affordable racing #sup board

The most affordable racing #sup board

I had been looking for a while now for an affordable racing paddleboard as I’ve been wanting to join my fellow folks at 954 Race league in Fort Lauderdale. I was still not ready financially, that is, to purchase a full fledged carbon race board. […]

Don’t paddle kids at school, make them paddle

Don’t paddle kids at school, make them paddle

A school in Hephzibah, Georgia, is drawing national attention after sending consent forms to parents informing them of a new policy of using paddling as a form of punishment for students, CBS affiliate WRDW-TV reports. The Georgia School of Innovation and the Classics (GSIC), a kindergarten-through-9th-grade charter […]

The new ISLE Lotus Inflatable Yoga Paddle Board is a beauty!

The new ISLE Lotus Inflatable Yoga Paddle Board is a beauty!

The new Isle Surf & SUP newsletter spotlights their new fitness and yoga friendly board and they do it in a very presentable way. The newsletter is beautifully designed for a beautifully designed ISLE SUP. The new Lotus is an advancement to it’s predecessor the well reviewed ISLE Airtech Inflatable 10’4 Yoga SUP, an ISUP that was a hit in the SUP fitness and yoga communities due to it’s lightweight, easy to carry and inflate, beautifully designed body.

The new Lotus is an Isle Inflatable SUP that is poised to be a hit as well as it immediately catches ones attention with a flowery design in green, blue and grey. Other than that, it’s still a stable board, that is super easy to carry even when fully inflated. The board pumps up in about 10 minutes to a sturdy SUP great for all your yoga moves. The Lotus pad is about as close to a yoga mat as you can get on a board and the deck pad sticks both when wet and dry. It sticks to your feet to help hold you in position and it has the right shape (quite narrow), size (10,0), and feel of a perfect yoga board (slightly smaller than the previous ISLE Yoga at 10’4).

Check this paddler, about to hit the water on the old ISLE YOga.

Finally warm enough to break out the Sup!!!! #lake #lakelife #sup #islepaddleboards #bringonspring

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The backpack is great and has a full front zip rather than a top-load drawstring, this makes loading and unloading the board, pump, and fin very easy. And according to the ISLE website, the ISLE 10’ Lotus Inflatable Yoga Paddle Board offers a healthy number of features designed for stability, portability and fitness on the water. The shape of the board gives it the glide for leisurely cruising flatwater while the expansive deck pad gives ample room for yoga, Pilates, or any fitness related exercise. The new brushed comfort deck pad serves as the perfect exercise mat while the single front bungee keeps your water bottle and gear out of your way during practice but easy-access at your fingertips.

Wow, check @melelina10k3 pose on the ISLE Yoga sup.

The ISLE Lotus Inflatable Yoga Paddle Board was designed for those who want to take their yoga practice on land to the water. The boards expansive deck pad gives you ample room for yoga, Pilates and any other fitness related activity. The Lotus’s wider template makes this board super stable and the comfort brush deck pad serves as an extra comfy exercise mat for those intense yoga positions.

10’ – ISLE Lotus Inflatable Yoga Paddle Board
YOGA | ALL AROUND | INFLATABLE
10’ x 32” x 6” | 20 LBS | Rider limit – 240 LBS

The ISLE Lotus Inflatable is still not available on Amazon but you can buy it directly with ISLE on their website.

This video shows details of the ISLE Lotus and some more pictures below. The promotional pictures are equally amazing! Good job ISLE!

Promotional pictures of the ISLE Lotus yoga board in action.
Promotional pictures of the ISLE Lotus yoga board in action.

 

The cheapest iSUP around! Goplus Inflatable 10′ Cruiser SUP StandUp Paddle Board on Amazon

The cheapest iSUP around! Goplus Inflatable 10′ Cruiser SUP StandUp Paddle Board on Amazon

This Goplus SUP board is one of the most stable inflatable standup paddle board for people of all skill levels. Measures 10’x30″x6″ when inflated & is just as firm & stable as other SUPs, can be rolled up into compact package for easy transport and […]

On Netflix: ‘Radical’, the controversial saga of a Brazilian anti-hero surfer

On Netflix: ‘Radical’, the controversial saga of a Brazilian anti-hero surfer

Plotted chronologically with reports, images and videos, “Radical” tells the story of famous and controversial Brazilian surfer Dadá Figueiredo, who rose fast in his career and was an icon of the sport in the 1980s. Vans, known worldwide for being involved in youth culture and […]