Photo by Andrea Swayne / Dana Point Times
Salt Life Presents Camp SUP
(San Clemente, Calif.) –- In a continued effort to grow the sport and get more people paddling, from newcomers to seasoned veterans, Salt Life presents Camp SUP September 13-14 at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, Calif.
Camp SUP is an inclusive gathering, created to build the sport of standup paddling and extend SUP magazine’s legacy as a true lifestyle brand. Anyone looking to get into paddling or to improve their skills is welcome to join us for two days of free demos, clinics, a four-mile fun paddle plus music and beer at Doheny State Park, the Waikiki of Southern California. Camp SUP is also a way to get primed for a fantastic string of SUP events celebrating fall in the Golden State, including the SUP Awards, the Standup World Tour’s Huntington Beach Pro and the Rainbow Sandals Gerry Lopez Battle of the Paddle.
“Since our inception, SUP magazine has been about the paddler, basically our reader: the person going to school, raising a family, holding down a job, trying to get a little adventure, fitness and more water time in their lives,” says Editor-in-Chief Joe Carberry. “This is our ode to the people. This is a time to get the family out, enjoy the ocean and learn how and what to paddle from some of the absolute experts in the industry.”
The day starts with free demos at 8 a.m. A free yoga clinic with renowned SUP yogi Gillian Gibree begins at 9:30 a.m. Then everyone is welcome to join in a fun, four-mile OPEN paddle out in front of the iconic Doheny State Beach (sign-up here and also receive a year’s subscription to SUP magazine). Longboards, 12’6”, 14’, Unlimited, prone boards, bathtubs, paddle whatever you choose with the greater paddling family and earn a chance to win prizes guaranteed to make you feel good about being on the water. A portion of the proceeds from the race will be awarded to the winning philanthropic event in standup paddling, as being decided by the SUP Awards. Vote Now!
Demos continue all day and clinics start up again at 1 p.m. with a stroke tutorial to provide everyone who joins a strong fundamental base. Standup pioneer Nikki Gregg’s fitness workshop begins at 2 p.m. followed by an intro to surf and etiquette from Dave Boehne, one of the sports most talented and approachable personalities, at 3pm. A rowdy grom clinic for the kids goes off at 3 p.m. too. Send your aspiring paddler to this hour-long tutorial to get them primed for a lifetime of fun.
The Beer Garden opens at 12 p.m. to kick off the beach party with live music all afternoon.
Early sign-up for the timed fun paddle is encouraged as it will be capped. All clinics are first-come, first-served. The clinic lineup and free demos ramp up again Sunday the 14th so check here for the schedule.
About SUP Magazine
SUP magazine is part of The Enthusiast Network (TEN) and is the leading multi-media publication in the standup paddling world. With a progressive, approachable style, SUP strives to push readers off the couch and onto the water. By blending engaging print and destination features, gear coverage and in-depth instructional pieces with in-house video and event write-ups on SUPthemag.com, SUP magazine is enhancing your view of the sport, all while getting you into the game. For more information, please visit SUPthemag.com.