What: Free presentation on stand up paddle boarding, dealing with gear, launching and basic techniques.
Who: By Rob Casey, author of ‘Stand Up Paddling Flatwater to Rivers and Surf’ (pictured).
When: Thursday, 7 p.m.
Where: REI, 1125 N. Monroe St.
Sign-up: rei.com/event/22959/session/28402 (space limited)
On-water lessons offered
Author Rob Casey is offering three-hour stand up paddle boarding lessons on local waters Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during his book tour through Spokane.
Class size: five or less
Costs: $80-$100 depending on level
Sign-up: (206) 465-7167, salmonbaypaddle.com
Stand up resources
Spokane: Mountain Gear, 325-9000; moutaingear.com
Coeur d’Alene:Coeur d’Alene Paddle Board Co., (208) 292-4156; cdapaddleboard.com
Missoula: Strongwater, (406) 721-2437; strongwaterkayak.com
• Lochsa Pipeline SUP & Surf Rally, June 11, on Lochsa River. Info: strongwaterkayak.com
• Event and activity listings, Paddle Surf Northwest, paddlesurfnorthwest.com