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Entries filed under 'paddleboarding'

    Name That Tune, and Location, in REI Videos

    fileA colleague tells me REI has received inquiries about the locations and music on display in new videos now showcased on the REI.com homepage. We're happy to share, but before we serve up the big reveal, take a shot at guessing the places and the musical backdrops used in the clips. It's fun to imagine being at such lovely places, such as this gorgeous spot: Hint: All 3 videos were shot in open spaces near Las Vegas. Can you identify specifically which nearby wild spaces were captured in these ...

    Posted by T.D. Wood on June 1, 2012 4:56 PM & Tagged Hiking, Las Vegas, Mountain biking and paddleboarding | permalink | Comments

    Dream Job: An REI Staff Photographer's Climb and Paddle Adventures in Thailand

    fileEditor's note: You know you have a great job when you get sent to Thailand to take pictures of people having fun in gorgeous places. REI staff photographer Paul Lebel is one of those lucky guys. Just take a look at his story and see his photos (warning: you may get hooked on Thailand) displayed below: My name is Paul Lebel, and my job is to film and produce multimedia content for REI... all over the world! I didn't get here by chance. I started 26 years ago as a freelance still photographer, ...

    Posted by Steve T on April 3, 2012 5:59 PM & Tagged Climbing, REI Adventures, Thailand, Travel and paddleboarding | permalink | Comments

    REI in the News: Wall Street Journal Article on Stand-up Paddle Boards

    fileThe Wall Street Journal’s Kevin Helliker interviewed Nathan Grothe, product manager for REI, about this summer’s hottest trend: stand-up paddle boards (SUP). The full article is available at: Surf's Up: The Rise of Stand-up Paddle Boards. A once fairly unknown sport has now caught on across the country. REI began selling stand-up paddle boards in six stores and on REI.com in 2009, moving to 20 stores this year. We expect that number to grow in the coming year, in addition to the amount of ...

    Posted by Bethany H on July 21, 2010 11:31 AM & Tagged SUP, paddleboarding and stand up paddleboarding | permalink | Comments

    Stand Up Paddleboarding: Growing Sport or Mood-altering Drug?

    fileIt was the moment the back of my head hit the board that it dawned on me: Stand up paddleboarding (SUP) may be a better vehicle for my spirit than it is for my body.  Never heard of SUP? It’s an ancient form of surfing that’s catching on fast outside its native Hawaii. You stand on an oversized (10 feet-plus) board and propel yourself through the water with a long paddle. Unlike surfing, SUP doesn’t require waves, and unlike kayaking, you get to enjoy long vistas from a standing position.   I ...

    Posted by KellyH on July 13, 2010 5:50 PM & Tagged SUP, paddleboarding and stand up paddleboarding | permalink | Comments

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