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Presentation introduces stand up paddle boarding

Rob Casey demonstrates stand up paddling on his board in Puget Sound. (Courtesy photo)
Rob Casey demonstrates stand up paddling on his board in Puget Sound. (Courtesy photo)

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

SUP events

• Lochsa Pipeline SUP & Surf Rally, June 11, on Lochsa River. Info: strongwaterkayak.com

• Event and activity listings, Paddle Surf Northwest, paddlesurfnorthwest.com



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