A SUP Adventure at the Newport Aquatic Center

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My parents and I headed out to Newport Aquatic center around 9am to rent some SUPs for the morning. The Back Bay was brimming with eager renters, most trying to SUP for the first time like my parents. I had just recently started my love affair with the whole SUP culture over summer vacation in Lake Tahoe. Hands down, the most beautiful experience with it’s glass-like crystal blue waters. Every inch of the lake’s shore is more beautiful than the last, especially in places like Crystal Bay…but back to Newport.

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It was a gray morning that broke way into a beautifully crisp blue sky once the marine layer retreated. We rented boards, gave my parents a 2 minute tutorial on what I had learned and were off! We paddled into the sprawling waters of the back bay, passing all types of birds, paddling over jumping fish and streaking through the paintings of the artists along the shore.

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Half of the experience is just enjoying the scenery and the other half is being efficient with the paddle. I love to SUP because of the way it makes both my mind and body feel afterwards. It’s the ultimate clarity when its just you and nature at it’s finest. I took a few moments in-between to just sit, breathe and be thankful for the beauty and blessings that surround me.

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After about an hour and only one fall on my dads behalf (he hit a mud bank), the wind started to kick up, so we called it a day. Overall a great experience in the back bay and a huge thumbs up from my parents. Who says that you can’t have fun over 60??? Mechanically, its a great way to strengthen and use muscles that you might neglect otherwise. They had a blast and we will definitely return and bring the rest of the family with us, dogs and all. We are truly lucky to live in an area with the Newport Back Bay as our playground!

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