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Arno G

Country : United States

36 sessions

    • July 2018
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      Arno G at Channel Island Oxnard/Ventura
      Channel Island Beach - United States
      Added on Fri, 06 Jul 2018 03:18:04 +0000

      Session date : 05/07/2018

      Gear used : BOTE Bote HD & BOTE Bugslinger

      Just paddling... :-)

      Escaping the desert, enjoying the cool breeze

    • May 2018
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      Arno G at West Patuxent Basin
      Patuxent River - United States
      Added on Tue, 15 May 2018 15:16:22 +0000

      Session date : 15/05/2018

      Just paddling... :-)

      13.11 km

      01:32:29

      8.57 km/h

      Exploring the shore line of Patuxent river. Staying sheltered from the wind resulted in a relaxed paddle allowing to spot some birds like a bold eagle.
      Again I rented boards from MWR at PAX like the previous day.

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      Arno G reviewed BOTE Drift 12.4
      Added on Tue, 15 May 2018 02:53:16 +0000

      Excellent board for all kinds of water.
      Ideal for fishing or exploring the unknown waters.
      Its an easy travel mate (also by plane) and requires less storage space.

      Pumping it up to 12 to 15 PSI requires some work but can be a nice warm up. You do not want to go lower than 12 psi.
      It will lose strength making the paddle trip a bit harder.

      Board paddles good. Is sturdy and can endure a lot ranging from submerged trees, rocks, etc.
      Because its higher on the water it also " drifts" off your preferred course easeliy during strong winds.
      Surfing in the waves requires technique but I would stay on flat water with this one.
      The board came with a dry bag, paddle (in 3 pieces), a pump and repair kit.

      The board can hold a load of up to 350lbs/160kg.
      It has front and rear bungees for storage.
      You can install 2 adapters on the rear side that can hold a tackle rack to store your fishing rods. There are also 2 metal rings that can be used to secure a cooler.
      A multi purpose board with nice color scheme.


      Board used for : Allround

      User level : Intermediate

      User measurements : 186cm / 95kg

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      Arno G at West Patuxent Basin
      Patuxent River - United States
      Added on Mon, 14 May 2018 18:42:11 +0000

      Session date : 14/05/2018

      Just paddling... :-)

      7.32 km

      01:34:00

      4.69 km/h

      Together with some colleagues we rented boards at MWR of NAS Patuxent river ($10/3hrs). It was a bit foggy so no wind.
      I introduced my colleagues in a nice paddle on the bay end some side arms that are a bit sheltered.

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      Arno G at Solomons
      Solomons - United States
      Added on Sun, 13 May 2018 21:36:08 +0000

      Session date : 13/05/2018

      Just paddling... :-)

      4.86 km

      01:01:21

      4.42 km/h

      Exploring the Solomons. I rented a SUP from Bunky's Charter Boats ($25/hr) on Solomons Island. Did a quick lap through the marina. The SUP comes with an adjustable paddle, leach and PFD. I brought my own drybag. Bunky's can only provide ziplocks. You start paddeling from the back of the rental company into the marina. There is plenty water to paddle around. Watching boats and nice houses. I paddled to the Marine museum where you can see a lighthouse.
      Sidenote, parking you car is free but can be a bit challenging. Public restrooms are nearby.

    • April 2018
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      Arno G at Marina Beach (Mother's Beach)
      Marina del rey - United States
      Added on Sun, 15 Apr 2018 08:31:03 +0000

      Session date : 14/04/2018

      Gear used : BOTE Bote HD & BOTE Bugslinger

      Just paddling... :-)

      4.4 km

      00:53:44

      5.00 km/h

    • March 2018
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      Arno G at Raby Bay Foreshore Park
      Cleveland - Australia
      Added on Sat, 03 Mar 2018 11:44:09 +0000

      Session date : 03/03/2018

      Just paddling... :-)

      4.72 km

      01:03:24

      3.15 km/h

      Checking out the Brisbane area we found Bay Island Paddleboards in Raby Bay Foreshore Park.
      They rent out boards for a fair price, $ausd25 per hour. After your paddle session you can join the espresso bar next to the SUP rental. From the park you can paddle to the north west along our through trees that grow in the water.
      A bit of a mangrove feel from what I experienced couple years ago at the Floriday Keys at Marathon Key.
      After that you can cruise through the local harbor and enjoy beautiful houses and boats of the Aussie rich and famous.
      In the park is plenty free parking space, a restroom building with fresh showers and several beaches to launch from.
      When you are lucky you might see some wild life during your paddle session ranging from dolphins, turtles or other animals.

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      Arno G at Watsons Bay
      Watsons Bay - Australia
      Added on Sat, 03 Mar 2018 11:20:14 +0000

      Session date : 27/02/2018

      Just paddling... :-)

      4.76 km

      01:00:28

      4.76 km/h

      Browsing the Sydney harbor area for SUP rentals we found WATSSUP. This company provides pre booked tours from resp. Watsons Bay but a also other locations.
      We met Terry McDermott who by coincidence had a cancellation and was willing to show us around. Terry is a retired Bondi Beach Lifeguard (also know from the TV series Bondi rescue) and knows the place very well. From where we started you can park your car for free. Sydney can be expensive parkingwise. At the start location you can use restrooms or grab a after SUP bite. We started from the beach, north of the ferry terminal. Be cautious about the ferries! Besidies that the water is quiet and provides an awesome paddle scenery with Sydney in the background. We just did a small lap of an hour but you can do more if you want.
      Check the website of WHATSSUP for more details. For us a place to come back when possible.

    • October 2017
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      Arno G at Marina Beach (Mother's Beach)
      Marina del rey - United States
      Added on Sun, 08 Oct 2017 05:17:30 +0000

      Session date : 07/10/2017

      Gear used : BOTE Bote HD & BOTE Bugslinger

      Just paddling... :-)

      6.76 km

      01:09:01

      5.88 km/h

      Just a quick paddle through the harbor checking some fancy boats and seals enjoying the sun. Weather is still nice at the Pacific coast (30C).

    • July 2017
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      Arno G at Marina Beach (Mother's Beach)
      Marina del rey - United States
      Added on Sun, 09 Jul 2017 13:11:37 +0000

      Session date : 08/07/2017

      Gear used : BOTE Bote HD & BOTE Bugslinger

      Just paddling... :-)

      4.67 km

      01:06:54

      4.24 km/h

      Escaping the desert heat (+100F) paddling the marina watching nice boats and a single seal!

    • June 2017
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      Arno G at Lone Rock, Lake Powell
      Page - United States
      Added on Wed, 07 Jun 2017 03:50:56 +0000

      Session date : 02/06/2017

      Gear used : BOTE Drift & BOTE Bugslinger

      Just paddling... :-)

      21.67 km

      02:00:02

      10.84 km/h

      Part 2 of our Lake Powell (Utah) SUP adventure. Another beautiful spot! We started from Lone Rock Beach (camp ground, $25 entree fee or National Parks Pass will allow you to access the beach). During high season the beach/campsite might be very busy/crowded so be cautious where you park. Also pay attention to the sandy parts where you might get stuck with your car!
      From Lone Rock Beach you paddle North West bound to the other side of the lake where you can enter the canyon. During the transit to the canyon you have to pay attention to other boaters who pay more attention to wakeboarding/waterskiing than other boat traffic! After entering the canyon you can explore the shoreline for some nice spots to swim/grab a bite or shoot tons of pictures. We paddled into a canyon that was filled with debris from trees and other wood parts as you can see in some of the pictures. Because we could not see what was underneath (rocks) we didn't went all the way to prevent damage to our paddles and boards. On our way back to the beach we paddled around "Lone Rock" a giant piece of rock sticking out of the water that makes you feel little!
      As with most locations, try to visit during the week instead of the weekend.

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      Arno G at Antelope canyon
      Page - United States
      Added on Wed, 07 Jun 2017 03:21:04 +0000

      Session date : 31/05/2017

      Gear used : BOTE Drift & BOTE Bugslinger

      Just paddling... :-)

      22.02 km

      03:08:14

      7.03 km/h

      Been on my wishlist for a while (thanx to Lake Powell SUP FB page and their photo's) my wife and I finally made it to visit Lake Powell. According to some, one of the top 10 SUP locations.
      Some info: We started from Antelope Boat Launch (entrance fee required for the Navajo park, $20 per car) From the boat launch you paddle heading southwest for approximately 1,5 mile to the entrance of the canyon. From there you keep paddling southbound following the canyon until the part where the water gets a bit sand colored meaning you are at the end of the water part. If you want, you can walk into the canyon to see the different shapes erosion has created during time. Awesome scenery, cool swim spots and epic photo options!
      An awesome place to SUP and luckily not so many boaters, while we visited during weekdays instead of the weekend.

    • May 2017
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      Arno G at Lake Mead Marina
      Boulder - United States
      Added on Wed, 03 May 2017 18:44:01 +0000

      Session date : 09/11/2014

      Gear used : BOTE Drift & BOTE Bugslinger

      Just paddling... :-)

      4.45 km

      01:40:00

      2.68 km/h

      Lake Mead SUP. We did a small loop, still recovering from Las Vegas fun ;)
      There are some places to launch your SUP, like the marina's. It was nice and quiet on the water, not many boaters go out in the winter ;) But temperatures were pleasant for November and with no wind its excellent paddling.

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      Arno G at Pyramid Lake California
      Pyramid Lake - United States
      Added on Wed, 03 May 2017 18:29:20 +0000

      Session date : 18/01/2015

      Gear used : BOTE Drift & BOTE Bugslinger

      Just paddling... :-)

      4.5 km

      01:04:00

      2.81 km/h

      Exploring Southern California for some decent SUP locations we checked Pyramid Lake, west of I5.
      Parking your car is possible at Vaquero Beach At Pyramid Lake.
      Bear in mind that you pay for both your car and each board... (Car $11, each board $7...). So with hard boards you are unfortunate. Inflatables they don't see in the car, as long as you cover your other SUP gear.
      Its a nice lake with plenty facilities, even a restroom floating on the water ;)
      During high season it can be busy with boaters. We visited in January, water was still cold and just a handful of boaters. You can loop an island or stay close to the shore line.

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      Arno G at Destin harbor
      Destin - United States
      Added on Mon, 01 May 2017 05:26:28 +0000

      Session date : 20/06/2015

      Race

      8.29 km

      00:59:18

      8.46 km/h

      SUP the South with Gusu & Paddle Destin Florida. Good times with the Paddle Destin Squad!

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      Arno G at Leeuwarden - Potmarge
      Leeuwarden - Netherlands
      Added on Mon, 01 May 2017 05:18:48 +0000

      Session date : 01/06/2015

      Just paddling... :-)

      9.5 km

      01:45:00

      5.43 km/h

      SUP exploring my previous home town Leeuwarden with the local Supskool

    • April 2017
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      Arno G at Willow Beach Marina
      Lake Mead National Recreation Area - United States
      Added on Sun, 30 Apr 2017 17:51:29 +0000

      Session date : 10/11/2014

      Gear used : BOTE Drift & BOTE Bugslinger

      Just paddling... :-)

      5.6 km

      01:24:00

      4.00 km/h

      The plan was to paddle from Willow Beach to the Emerald cave. Unfortunately the wind and the current were a bit to strong.
      Epic emerald green water can be seen when you are in the cave, i.e. we will back another time.

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      Arno G at Big Bear Lake
      Big Bear Lake - United States
      Added on Sun, 30 Apr 2017 15:43:18 +0000

      Session date : 02/08/2015

      Gear used : BOTE Drift & BOTE Bugslinger

      Just paddling... :-)

      5.95 km

      01:22:00

      4.38 km/h

      Exploring Big Bear Lake,

      West side is the more scenic part. Park your car at Boulder Bay Park.
      During summer it can be busy with other boaters.

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      Arno G at Lake Arrowhead
      Lake Arrowhead - United States
      Added on Sun, 30 Apr 2017 15:35:16 +0000

      Session date : 09/08/2015

      Gear used : BOTE Drift & BOTE Bugslinger

      Just paddling... :-)

      5.26 km

      01:18:00

      4.05 km/h

      Location is beautiful but the main use of the lake is Wakeboard and waterski.
      Besides that, the lake is officially only accessible for locals that either own a house or rent one.
      The wake created by the boats can result in a rough paddle and your are only allowed to stay in the no wake zone.
      We parked our car on N. Shore road, next to the Tavern Bay Beach Club and walked our gear to the beach to enjoy a short paddle to take this lake of our bucket list.

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      Arno G at Marina Beach (Mother's Beach)
      Marina del rey - United States
      Added on Sun, 30 Apr 2017 15:24:42 +0000

      Session date : 30/08/2015

      Gear used : BOTE Drift & BOTE Bugslinger

      Just paddling... :-)

      7.81 km

      01:43:00

      4.57 km/h

      Some paddling and relaxing on the beach

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