Our guides have fallen in love with Stand Up Paddleboarding on the river. Stand Up Paddleboards (or SUPs) involve standing on a big surfboard and using a long paddle to propel yourself forward. They are surprisingly stable and a fun way to experience the river. Similar to how riding low in an inflatable kayak offers a completely different perspective, standing up on the paddleboard is sort of like hiking down a river!
We bought a few SUPs last summer for the crew to play with on their days off, and we thought we could bring them along on trips for paddling the Rogue’s flatter sections. It was no surprise that guides and guests alike loved ‘em! Some of our guides went out every morning and enjoyed the great core workout that comes with balancing and making long paddle strokes. At the end of the season Tate and I took our boards to a few destinations around the Columbia Gorge. Here’s a short video from the Sandy River:
If you’re joining us on the Rogue River this summer let us know if you’d like to try out a SUP and we’ll bring one along.