So I just registered for a last minute 6 mile race next week…A PADDLE BOARD RACE!
Unless this is your first time here (in which case, welcome!), you probably know that stand up paddle boarding is one of my favorite things to do over the summer on Cape Cod.
Jason and I first tried paddle boarding on a trip to Aruba, then rented board a few times on Cape Cod before we quickly realized it would probably be more wallet friendly in the long run for us to just buy our own boards!
We paddle several times a week while we’re on the Cape and are always looking for new areas to check out – it’s such a fun way to see some of the little bays, rivers, harbors, nooks & crannies around the Cape!
I also occasionally go to SUP Yoga!
Neither Jason or I have ever participated in a paddle board race, but after hearing that a few people we know up here were going to be doing it (and that this was a fairly casual one!) we figured why not!
The race takes place in Orleans which is about an hour away from where we are on the Cape and pretty much right in the middle of Cape Cod shark country!
I know what you’re picturing…
…I was too at first, but fortunately the race is being held in a (hopefully) nice, safe, protected cove.
I’m excited to try something new and see what I think about SUP racing, if I end up liking it, there are some other great SUP races and events around the Cape and New England I’d definitely be interested in checking out next summer!