Thursday, December 6, 2012

A Renewed Appreciation for Stand Up Paddling

Chip just got back from Mexico where he was filming the Baja 1000 as it passed through a beautiful, remote little fishermen’s town that is home to one of the world’s best surf spots. 

Although the surf was too small for regular surfing, he caught lots of waves on his stand up paddle board!  And on super flat days, he had fun paddling his 14 foot paddle board over the reefs, looking through the clear water at the giant, spectacularly beautiful garibaldi below. 

In case you haven’t heard of them, garibaldi are dazzlingly bright orange fish.  I hesitate to say they look a bit like giant goldfish, because that comparison doesn't do them justice.  These ones were huge!  There were about 20 of them.  Chip wishes he'd had his GoPro… but I’m glad he could enjoy the experience without being distracted by filming or taking pictures.  

What amazing sights have you seen from your stand up paddle board?

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