I've always enjoyed the videos that the gang from Body Boat Blade. Shawna Franklin and Leon Sommé are super down to earth instructors and their passion to make kayaking fun is clearly there.
If you are just getting into the world of SUP and interested in taking a lesson you don't need to look any longer as SUP Professional, Rod Mentor is here to give you a FREE lesson. In just over 4 minutes you will learn to strengthen your core muscles, learn about the spiritual side of SUPping and learn to dress properly for the water.
Even though you will be looking and talking like a pro in 4 minutes from now, actually paddling like a pro might be a different story but hey, that's over-rated anyways.
Here is our last film as part of our week-long series of vintage whitewater paddling videos.
Back in the early 1990's Paddle Canada commissioned somebody to produce a video to introduce people to the quintessential Canadian activity of canoeing. For many years it got lost in the Paddle Canada backroom but sadly it was found and has now seen the light of day.
Highlights of this video gem include a serious fashion disaster in the form hot pink pants, lots of hockey helmets and a soundtrack would be equally at home either in a corporate training video or a porn film.
You can watch "Canoe Canada" below:
Our second clip for Retro Whitewater Week is a fantastic amateur film shot in 1988-89 on the Ottawa River. This film has it all; including great fashions, a wicked awesome soundtrack (including a sexy sax solo halfway through) and more Perception Dancers than ever thought possible.
Keep an eye out for the guy at 2:30 who is having the ride of his life as well as the elusive and rarely seen paddle helicopter spin at 1:20.
I have got to admit this was the funniest kayaking video I have seen in a very, very long time.
From the Youtube Description:
Join us as we follow the world's greatest kayaker, adventure icon Trip Deacon, while he pushes action sports to new limits and creates the concept of kayaking without a kayak. Follow Trip as he searches for life's meaning and attempts to conquer his dream of being the first person to ever kayak down Lombard Street in San Francisco... without a kayak.
Sign #122 that you don’t spend enough time in nature: You don’t know the difference between a bird and a barbeque cover.
If you are anything like me you've always wanted to own your own pirate ship. Admit it, you have.
It's time to get yourself over to St. Louis and pick up this 50 foot houseboat. Yes it's $79,000 but think of the adventures you could have!
Here is the ad from Craigslist:
Built on 50' 1988 Gibson houseboat. Brand new twin 454s, Kohler generator, V drives. Holds 30 people, looks like a Hollywood set! Great as a live aboard...and an AWESOME party boat! 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. Just surveyed for $110,00, will sell for $79,000 - trades considered. Call 314-***-*****.
If I was the owner of Off Bug Spray I think I would be hunting for a new ad company for my next promotional campaign.
Don’t let the recent poor press steer you wrong. The Cook County Forest Preserve is still a family friendly place despite the occasional discovery of a dead body. Adventure awaits kids!