It's been a wonderful year for the Charleston Stand Up Paddle Community. We have had many great events in Charleston and nearby. We are in better shape, have had lots of fun (on the water and off), and made new friends. I know that paddling has improved my life in more ways than I can count and I have to say that the friendships are the best part. If our local shops didn't offer races, classes, meetups, and great gear, then many of us would not have connected with the sport or one another.
So...make sure you let our local shop owners know that we appreciate them by spending some of your hard earned cash at one or all of the great places listed below. I know someone on your list would love a board, a wetsuit, a gift card, lessons, booties, a leash or a nice hoodie to warm up in after paddling. Let Santa know that he could stuff some stockings with sunscreen and sex wax.
Charleston Watersport - Sponsor of SUP Nation Meetup, 50/50 Race Series (Spring, Summer, and Fall), Joe Hiller Surf Contest and The Shem Creek Shootout!
Halfmoon Outfitters - Sponsor of the Tuesday Race Series at Shem Creek and the Golden Nugget (Plus a great new race coming in April)
Higher Ground (Beaufort, SC) - Sponsor of Riverquest, Paddlefest and the Hunting Island Adventure Biathalon
Dean Watersports - Local shaper and racer who helped many of us get started in racing
Charleston SUP Safaris - Sponsor of the SUPer Scary Halloween Race