Important : Not A Beginner Paddle. You should have attended one Friendly First Timer's class before embarking on this sup cruise. or have prior sup experience nagivating and turning in tight areas. Additionaly due to the length of this tour you should be able to paddle with proper stroke technique..ie. using your core and not your arms.
Ventian Canal SUP Cruise'n is a 3.3 mile dynamic yet relaxing Flat water Paddle Board experience ! PBO instructors will lead a always FUN SUP group on a tour of the Beautiful Winter Park Chain of lakes. With cooperating wind and weather conditions our preferred route take us from Dinky Dock Beach on Lk Virginia to Fern canal. Paddling into and navigating thru the lush tree canopied hand dug centuries old logging canal will instantly bring a sense of calmness and serenity to you ! Exiting Fern canal we'll cross Lk Osceola , a beautiful lake with million dollar homes and a history of interesting Lk lore. Crossing lk Osceola will lead us to the longest canal on the winter park chain of lakes, the Venetian canal !! truly beautiful and blissful I relish every chance i get to SUP Cruise thru this beautiful very old canal....if these trees could talk !! the tales they could tell !! Exiting the venetian canal we will have made it to the half way point, Lk Maitland !! Here we will sit down on our boards and take a few minutes to wriggle our toes and stretch our feet. if you bought a water, now is a good time to break it out ! after a few minutes we'll head back into the canal and make our way back to Dinky Dock. It's right around and hour and half round trip and if you ever feel a little tired of standing , you can always sit or kneel to paddle ;-)
This is not a beginner paddle, you should have some experience with sup before embarking on this trip. It is HIGHLY recommended that you previously have attended a "Friendly First Timer's" class or have previous SUP experience. You will need to know the turning/steering and navigating basics to get thru the canals. For those that have gone before but need a refresher these techniques can be reviewed prior to us starting. please let us know. proper paddle stroke technique is essential, it's a long paddle if your using your arms instead of your core to propel your board. it will be a long paddle. ... you must know how to swim . You must be 15 years or older.
PLEASE arrive no later than 1045 am . That way we can start right at 11am...we want to be on the water with you as long as possible !!...Gratuities are always appreciated but never expected ;-)
Be Courteous !! Please amend your RSVP if you cannot make it ! or call ned or david[masked] 3489. RSVPing and not showing up, BUMS us out !! and is a lot of extra work, time and effort for us, this may also keep someone from going who really wanted to go !!
Thanks so much !!
What to Wear: comfortable, weather and water appropriate clothing. Bathing suits to bikinis, gym attire, shorts and t shirts, whatever you feel comfortable paddling in ! sandals or flip flops can be left on the beach.
Must be 15 or older, must know how to swim. This is not a beginner paddle. It is not hard, but You should be able to efficiently turn and steer your board using basic turning techniques. Unless you have a high degree of familiarity with paddle/water sports, it is not recommended this be your first paddle. After one Friendly First Timer's class most people learn and can master the basic of navigating their Sup !! Thanks !!