People continue to delve deeper into the world of SUP. All we need to do is look at the proliferation of winter SUP videos online to know that people are finding more excuses to get out more often in all sorts of conditions.

Ian Smith, owner of Surf SUP Adventures out of Pittsburgh, and buddy Rob Mazzetti recently took on Rock Run, a small creek in Pennsylvania with a very fun-looking Class IV section of whitewater. And these guys aren’t just playing. This is the first in a series of videos raising awareness of the area’s natural beauty and the impending natural gas drilling that may affect it. Keep an eye out for episodes and conservation updates here.