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Standup Paddleboard Demo Day

Standup Paddle Demo Morning
Sunday, May 6th 9-11am, 18th Street Tybee
Come try out an assortment of new boards from Naish and NSP
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Tybee North Jetty SUP session video

A fun November session small, but picked up later in the day.
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November North Jetty SUP Session

Standup Paddle Tybee to Hilton Head Crossing

Tim Malins and Pete Pollak decided to make the crossing to Hilton Head and return.
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We left at about 9:30am Thursday November 3rd.
I rode the Naish Glide 17 while Pete opted for the somewhat more stable Naish Glide 12
We left well provisioned with plenty of water and snacks at low tide from Tybee's North Jetty. With a North headwind of about 4-6kts, there was some chop to battle with some waist high rollers in the shipping channel which we crossed after looking both ways.
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After clearing the shipping channel, we hit some smoother water and kept a steady pace over 5mph.
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We took special care not cross paths in front of shrimp boats.
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In just under 2 hours of paddle time, we arrived on the South tip of Hilton Head Island.
After taking a break from some much needed water and snacks to replenish our energy and checking the wind and tide forecasts, we struck out on our return journey back to Tybee.
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With the incoming tide and ENE sidewind, the return paddle was a lot more challenging than going. We had constantly keep an ESE course in order stay away from the strong currents around Daufuskie and the Savannah river mouth. However we kept a steady pace and safely made it back to Tybee's North beach.
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The Stats:





Name:
Tybee To Hilton Head And Back
Date:
Nov 3, 2011 9:22 am
Map:
(valid until May 1, 2012)
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Distance:
13.0 miles
Elapsed Time:
4:37:14
Avg Speed:
2.8 mph
Max Speed:
5.4 mph
Avg Pace:
21' 15" per mile
Min Altitude:
0 ft
Max Altitude:
29 ft
Start Time:
2011-11-03T13:22:20Z
Start Location:
 
 
Latitude:32.024711º N
 
Longitude:80.843956º W
End Location:
 
 
Latitude:32.028963º N
 
Longitude:80.850656º W

I wouldn't recommend this trip to anyone who doesn't have a lot of experience with long distance paddleboard trips, and a lot of local knowledge of wind and tidal currents.
To put it into perspective, most elite class paddleboard races are about 6 miles long. This trip is a like doing two of these races back to back in one day, and dealing with the open ocean wind, chop, and currents at the same time. It's an advance paddle excursion to say the least and about the limit of what and experienced paddler can do in one day.

Standup Paddleboard FREE Demo Tybee

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We'll be hosting a FREE Standup Paddleboard demo this Sunday morning, Sept 25th 8-11am.
We'll have some of the shorter surfstyle boards to check out to see if those boards are for you, as well as some all-arounders.
more info

1st Tybee Island SUP Race!

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In celebrating International Surf Day hosted by The Surfrider Foundation, The Boardloft and will be running the 1st official Tybee SUP course race.
Saturday, June 18th 12:00 noon
18th Street Tybee Beach
Sponsored by Naish and The Boardloft.

Followed by a
International Surf Day celebration with SUP/Kitesurf/Surf Movie showing at the Boardloft Naish House 2
Band: Crazy Man Crazy
Monday June 20th at 8:00pm
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