I’ve been thinking about trying stand-up paddleboarding for a while now. That graceful image of balancing atop a big board while floating across the water keeps drifting through my mind. No odd-shaped balls to catch, no chance of being pummeled by said odd-shaped ball and no muscle-y teammates to deal with (I have bad memories of high school gym class … but then, who among us doesn’t?). So, in all aspects, the perfect sport for me, right?
I do have a couple of really good reasons for wanting to embark upon this increasingly popular and peaceful past-time … 1.) It looks really fun. 2.) Jimmy Buffett does it and really, if Buffett does it we all should be doing it. 3.) I take yoga; how hard can it be?
I will be in the Outer Banks a couple of times over the summer and hope to take in a lesson or two at Kitty Hawk Kites. Stay tuned for an update in the coming weeks. Oh, and wish me luck. I have a feeling I’m going to need it.