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Here are my top three tips for paddling with your pup. Equipment, dog behavior and training.

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As a mom of 5 kids, I know what it means to struggle with getting all the little ones ready not just for a great time, but for a safe time too.  It can be stressful going to the water and worrying about if your kids are ok.  Have you had that feeling? So, let's get you some help.  -  Check the forecast before you go. Especially check the wind.  - Know the limitations of your Child's paddling expertise. Depending on age, experience and wind strength you may want to consider a few options instead of sending a kid on...

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Stand-up paddle boarding is an activity that can be fun for everyone. With its unique combination of fitness and mediation, stand-up paddle boarding’s popularity is growing. Below are the benefits you may find in SUP.    Helps with Balance Paddle boarding requires a lot of balance to stand up on a board. But once you're up on your  feet your stabilizer muscles kick in and you’ll be creating new balance in and out of the water.  Reduces Stress There is nothing like paddling out with just the sound of the water and the beautiful view surrounding you to reduce stress. ...

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Once again, we are joining a national event, hosted in over 30 cities and growing every year! Monster & Sea is a benefit watersports brand that contributes to families and individuals in need. Once a year, for 24 hours, we join their cause!We paddle. We raise money for victims of cancer and families struggling with medical bills and care. This year, Team Dig 01 has selected a Utah family that has a son who is battling like a champ to overcome leukemia. We want to respect the family's privacy, but are happy to share details over a phone call or...

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Quail Creek State Park. For much of the year, I live (mostly) somewhere betwixt gravel and sand, shore lap and shop, garage and grotto. I wish there actually WAS a grotto on our lake, but I'll settle for cliffs and coves. Between November and February, we don't spend a tremendous amount of time, on a daily basis, at the park; it's cooling in November, with shortening days. In February we find the coldest water temperatures, but extending hours of sunlight, still with little to no park visitation. I typically retreat into my design skillset and work with a variety of...

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