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Festival Paddling
« on: June 19, 2019, 04:26:08 PM »
Last weekend I worked the Clearwater Festival with my nonprofit HVH2O. For those not in the know, the Clearwater sloop was built by an organization founded by Pete Seeger dedicated to cleaning up the Hudson River. For the last twenty years or so it has been the go-to event for environmental causes in the north east. We were invited to participate in their Working Waterfront, which was a cove where people an come and get rides on rowboats, kayaks, and (new this year) paddleboards.

We hauled our three Imagine Surfers and booth to the two-day event. I was the lone instructor. We gave dozens of rides to people who had never been on a paddleboard before. The Imagine Surfers were heavy to shlep but great for first-timers. Nobody fell!





This was an exhausting weekend, but we did accomplish our mission of getting new people on paddleboards!

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Re: Festival Paddling
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2019, 04:43:19 PM »
Looks like everyone had lots of fun.

Thanks for posting the two videos and all of the pictures.
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Re: Festival Paddling
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2019, 06:29:29 PM »
That's awesome. Your vision becoming reality. An you brought your red BIC Ferrari. 
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Re: Festival Paddling
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2019, 04:54:53 AM »
Great time it looked like.  Time spent well. 

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Re: Festival Paddling
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2019, 06:15:50 AM »
Nice work!!! ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Festival Paddling
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2019, 04:01:09 PM »
It was fun, but exhausting. I was just as tired after those two days as i had been after paddling the length of the Hudson. More lessons on Saturday!
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Re: Festival Paddling
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2019, 06:10:50 AM »
HVH2O did another local paddling event last Saturday in Peekskill. A local reporter created this video.

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Re: Festival Paddling
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2019, 07:11:05 AM »
That's so cool and a great effort to introduce paddle boarding to the bunch of newbies. That scenery on the Hudson is breathtaking. I seem to remember you saying something about riding tanker waves in the Hudson. That would be an amazing accomplishment also.
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