SUP is for everyone

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Hey guys, have you noticed the rising number of women attending Cane River Paddle & Pedal Sports’ SUP yoga class from 6-7 pm on Thursdays on beautiful Cane River Lake Downtown?

SUP racing and surfing splits about 50/50 between men and women. But women are the leading demographic in recreational Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP).

“When I became interested in Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) during the summer of 2016 there were 4-5 paddle boarders on the Cane River; all women,” said Gerry Kiefer. “Nearly a year later the ranks have grown to 15. That’s a 33 percent growth. Why aren’t more men interested in SUP?”

A group of Natchitoches women have found enjoyment, gathering for a happy hour paddle. They paddle upwind, break out refreshments, and float back to the dock.

Can you can ride a bicycle? Then, you can SUP.  One’s balance, agility, technique, endurance and comfort level grows quickly. But BEWARE, this may lead to a desire for greater adventures.

Looking for a bigger challenge? Paddlefit is a SUP training course designed to improve coordination, strength and stamina. It provides the physical assets one needs to become a polished SUP waterman. The reward of self confidence and physical, mental and spiritual wellness will foster and accommodate the drive for greater personal achievement.

Bring your family, friends, sorority, or fraternity for Sunday Funday Races beginning at 2 pm at the rental location on the east side of the riverbank at the Church Street Bridge Rowing Dock, off of Williams Avenue. The $20 entry fee includes 3 races. No experience necessary. A 5-minute lesson and a 15-minute practice session will ensure racers are ready. Bring a cooler, umbrella or beach chair for a fun and relaxing experience on Cane River Lake.

Browse the showroom location at 780 Front Street, Suite 104, for your activewear clothing and accessories (all under $30). For your best paddling/pedaling adventure Cane River Paddle and Pedal recommends comfortable active or swimwear that is moisture wicking.

Rentals start at $20/hour. Rental hours are 12-7 pm on Thursdays – Saturdays and 1-7 pm on Sundays (weather permitting). Tuesdays – Wednesdays by appointment only.

For more information call 318-527-0066 or go online to caneriverpaddlepedalsports.com.

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