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Portland Paddle offers kayak and paddleboard lessons, tours, and rentals to locals and visitors (East Enders get a discount!), giving the folks who live on the peninsula a long-overdue opportunity to push off from the beach and paddle around in their own backyard. A few weeks ago, on an overcast morning that hinted of rain (much like most of our days lately), I took a tour. Even better, I took pictures: Read on
Portland Paddle aims to change that. The company, run by Quigley and co-owner Zack Anchors, will offer kayak and paddleboard tours, rentals, and lessons from their "mobile unit" at East End Beach. No doubt visitors from away will appreciate the chance to get up close and personal with Portland's waters. But Portland Paddle also hopes to give locals the opportunity to experience their own watery backyard - maybe for the first time. Read on
On Sunday, nine Santa-loving paddleboaders took to the water in Santa suits and Santa hats and Santa beards (and all the cold-water gear and personal floatation devices we could muster) for the third annual Santa SUP. The cold-weather cruise was organized by Rafael Adams, owner of SoPoSUP, a paddleboard shop in South Portland. Read on
Santa likes a little paddle on occasion. Who doesn't? And he'll get in on Sunday 3rd annual Santa SUP cruise in Portland Harbor. Standup paddleboarders will take to the water in full Santa regalia - the red suits, the beards, the personal floatation devices - for a tour along South Portland's waterfront. And maybe a pitstop for eggnog. Read on