Sunday is funday for PC SUP
June 7, 2013
As the weather heats up, so too does the standup paddleboarding season.
This Sunday, Park City Standup Paddleboarding will host a series of events, kicking off with two women’s SUP clinics.
The first clinic, starting at 9 a.m., is for women who have purchased equipment through PC SUP, and will be free of charge.
PC SUP founder Trent Hickman said it’s a good way for women to network within the sport.
"It brings ladies who have bought equipment together to start to form a social group so they can paddle together," he said. "It’s always fun to have someone to paddle with."
Hickman will also be giving tips on how the women can improve their paddleboarding experience.
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"I’ll evaluate paddling technique and give them refinement on that technique," he said.
That clinic will be followed up by another women’s event, this one open to all women. It will cost $50, which includes equipment rental and an hour and a half of instruction.
"It’s sort of SUP 101," Hickman said. "We’ll go over boards, hand spacing, different paddle options, and then get everyone on the boards and let them paddle."
After the clinics are done, the fun will just be getting started for PC SUP.
"We have Lake Shore Paddle Company coming out from Tahoe and they’re bringing their product line," Hickman said. "They make some really cool products and we’ll be doing free demos."
He said company representatives approached him and asked if he’d like to have them visit, something he was more than happy to agree to.
"They’re doing a weekend road trip," he said. "So they’re doing a demo for someone in Sandy and then they’ll be in town."
And, he added, the company makes quality boards.
"They make a board called the Betty that’s under 20 pounds," he said. "It’s the lightest production board and it’s 11 feet long. It’s really easy to put on and off a car and carry around."
Hickman said it will be a busy day in Park City on Sunday. He hopes people will drive to visit him at 1375 Deer Valley Drive and give the sport a try.
"We’ve got the Silly Market going on Main Street," he said. "And right around the corner we’ll get some people on the water, so it should be fun."
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