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Why Try SUP???

Posted by Danny Barker on March 07, 2014  /   no comment

Stand Up Paddleboarding Benefits Using a Stand Up Paddleboard is an excellent, relaxing, healthy, and calming pastime. It is fun with benefits. That it is relaxing does not mean it is slow and easy; paddlers can put as much speed and daring into the routine as they might wish. It can surf big waves or […]

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Where did SUP start????

Posted by Danny Barker on March 07, 2014  /   no comment

Stand Up Paddleboard History Did you know that the sport of Stand up paddleboard(SUP)began in the 50’s as a method to photograph surfers? Now it has emerged as a fun and healthy water sport that is easy to learn. What Is SUP? For this watersport users stand straight up on a longboard and use a […]

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Prince William’s Potomac River

Posted by Danny Barker on March 07, 2014  /   no comment

Outdoor Fun at Prince William County’s Potomac River The Potomac River in Prince William county is the ideal outdoor destination. The Potomac River extends 383 miles from Fairfax Stone, West Virginia to Point Lookout, Maryland. The waterfront is found at the feet of the Washington D.C. Monuments. If you have any interest in outdoor recreation […]

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Snake Head Invasion!

Posted by Danny Barker on March 07, 2014  /   no comment

Discovering the Snakehead Invasion A “snakehead” sounds like something right out of a monster movie. Their incursion into areas, often spoken of as an actual invasion, lends even more weight to the idea. Snakeheads are quite real. They can be found in Northern Virginia, and in particular right within Neabsco Creek. Neabsco is one of […]

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DC Waterfront

Posted by Danny Barker on July 07, 2013  /   no comment

The Potomac River empties into the Chesapeake Bay and its ebb and flow is directly influenced by the tides.  Traveling upriver from the Bay, the choppy water begins to calm and conditions are perfect even for beginning kayak enthusiasts.  While the river is an ecological treasure, with many species of fish and shore birds, its […]

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Kayak Safety Tips

Posted by Danny Barker on June 03, 2013  /   no comment

Hello Folks!  Thanks for checking out the Penguin Paddling Blog.  I would like to take a moment to give out a couple of tips to help keep you safe as our paddling season begins: 1.  Always wear your PFD!  “Yeah, Yeah, Yeah” you say?  It is very difficult to drown in normal circumstances with a […]

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