BLOG – SUP Stoke Pre Season Deals

A couple of weeks ago I stubbornly and insistently strapped a paddleboard to the roof of my car and went to Evergreen Lake to try to get a paddle in. Maybe it is my South Floridian naïveté or maybe it was me not wanting to admit to myself that it was December, but my plans were thwarted by a thick …


2008 Westwater Trip

BLOG – A Home for SUP in Colorado

4.5 years ago when I started paddleboarding in Colorado there were only a handful of people in the state doing it.  SUP pioneers in Colorado like Earl Richmond, Aaron Koch, Ken Hoeve and Charlie Macarthur (to name a few) were some of the first Colorado locals to begin to try to try the boards on whitewater.   At that time, there …


SUPCO launches!

Stand Up Paddle Colorado launches!   We are so thrilled to have the opportunity to launch the first dedicated Stand Up Paddle outfitter on the Colorado River, and one of the first in the West!  It’s a dream that started to become a reality when I met Javier Placer last spring at State Bridge.  Javi has been guiding internationally for …


Why take a lesson?

I guess it is like anything else, you can struggle on your own and figure things out or you can spend a safe afternoon with an enthusiastic guide to learn the basics of the sport.  The river can be a very safe and tranquil place but also a very dangerous and tricky body of water if you do not give …