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ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s the advertising part. HereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s the paddleboard story part, an activity called SUP, for Stand Up Paddleboarding.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We got our first boards a couple of years ago and thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s when it started catching on here on St. John,Ã¢â‚¬Â says Big PlanetÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Pretlow Majette.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The only equipment is a board and a paddle and itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s super easy to learn. Most people spend a little time doing the Ã¢â‚¬ËœPocahontasÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ paddling around on their knees, then shortly learn to stand up.Ã¢â‚¬Â
St. JohnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s calm waters arenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t usually great for surfing, but are ideal for paddleboarding and Pretlow says itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s good exercise and he says itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s winning over even serious Watersports enthusiasts.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“My buddy Eric likes it because it doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t make his butt itch like his kayak does. Just saying the word Ã¢â‚¬ËœkayakÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ makes my butt itch.Ã¢â‚¬Â
There’s a story about SUP on St. John in Sunday’s New York Times.Ã‚Â Check out the local places mentioned.