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Stand up Paddle Board Rentals Available at the ARC
Mon, Jun 05, 2017

 

Stand up paddle surfing and stand up paddle boarding (SUP) is an offshoot of surfing that originated in Hawaii. Unlike traditional surfing where the rider sits until a wave comes, stand up paddle boarders stand on their boards and use a paddle to propel themselves through the water. The sport was documented in a 2013 report that identified it as the outdoor sporting activity with the most first-time participants in the United States that year.[1] Variations include flat water paddling for outdoor recreation, fitness, or sightseeing, racing on lakes, large rivers and canals, surfing on ocean waves, paddling in river rapids (whitewater SUP), Paddle board yoga and even fishing. *Description courtesy of Wikipedia

You can rent the equipment at the Astoria Recreation Center located at 1555 W Marine Drive.  Call the Rec Center at (503) 325-7275 for more information.





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Mindy Fife, Laura Gillum and Susan Principe received employee of the month for their expertise and knowledge of rescue skills during an aquatic emergency.  While dealing with an unresponsive swimmer who has been a regular patron at the pool, all three remained calm and implemented the rescue skills they practice regularly showing a strong knowledge of these skills.

Volunteer of the Month

Tongue Point is routinely able to provide up to forty enthusiastic and helpful volunteers as support for Parks events and we are very grateful to receive such amazing help from this fantastic community partner!

 
 
 

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