As we celebrate the beginning of 2019, we wanted to wish all of our readers and fans a very Happy New Year!

With a fresh year in front of us, it’s always a good idea to set goals and dream big. For standup paddling, perhaps that means entering your first race, riding your first waves or even traveling to paddle in far away land.

Of course, smaller goals are important too. You could train to become a better paddler, meet new friends on the water or teach one of your loved ones to paddle.

But no matter what you choose to do in 2019, just remember to appreciate and embrace all the opportunities that standup paddling presents us with. From the tranquility of stroking through a glassy lake, to the thrill of carving a turn on a meaty wave, or the joy of paddling with friends and family.

We’ll see you on the water.