June 5, 2011 in Outdoors

Presentation introduces stand up paddle boarding

Courtesy photo photo

Rob Casey demonstrates stand up paddling on his board in Puget Sound.
(Full-size 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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