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BEST SUP CAMPING BREAKFAST EVER

breakfast on the paddle board

There are lots of things that you can have for breakfast while stand up paddle camping but this is a meal that is simple to make, takes minimal space, tastes great and gives you a lot of sustained energy. It helps us go without snacks ’til lunch.

This meal is considered Ayurvedic and Paleo. If you are allergic to nuts or any of the items below, please do not eat this!!

Preparation, prior to camping:

Preferably, as many of the ingredients as possible should be organic. The fruit should have no added sugar.

Step 1. Combine a mixture of:

- Raw cashews, walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds.
- Dried apples, apricots, pineapples, figs, golden raisins, currants and blueberries.
- A few cacao beans.

Step 2. Put it all in a blender and blend for no more than 1 minute. Careful not to overdo it.
Step 3. Separate the desired amounts in ziploc type bags.
Step 4. In every bag, add some dried unsweetened coconut flakes, cinnamon, cardamom and nutmeg
             to taste.
Step 5. Get your favorite coconut milk packages.

Preparation at campsite:

Step 1. Heat the coconut milk in a Jetboil or similar type stove.
Step 2. Transfer the desired amount of above mixture (from number 4) into a bowl.
Step 3. Add warm coconut milk and mix.
Step 4. Enjoy!!!

Side tips:

- To get an idea of how much may be enough, Vie is 108 lbs, she uses 1 cup of mix (measured prior to     blending), I am 210 I use 2 cups of mix.
- We prepackage our personal amount separately while still at the house.
- 2 cans of coconut milk last us 3 mornings.
- It takes less than 5 minutes to prepare while camping.
- If you cannot find any or some of the above ingredients, no worries, it will still taste great!
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The SUP Guide & Adventure Store’s primary goal is to introduce and educate people on how to get on the water and stand up paddle safely. We are primarily a SUP GUIDE and outfitter location. We paddle almost every day, we have no sales pitch, only great advice on paddling! We pour our time and energy into the water and stand up paddling. For us, this is a lot more than a business, it is a lifestyle. So, please check out our store on Madeira Beach or our online inventory at http://pinterest.com/yogaenergy


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SUPPER GEAR FOR YOUR SUP CAMPING TRIPS

SUP camping eating utensils

Continuing on with our SUP Camping gear, we found that as far as eating/hydrating goes, the most comfortable and yet streamlined way for us consists of Sea to Summit plates, bowls and cups, Kung Foon sporks and chopsticks and Platypus water bottles/Camelbak bladders.

We found that the Sea to Summit plates, bowls and cups are very sturdy, durable, small in size (since they compress) and very easy to clean. You can get them here: Sea to Summit Plates, Bowls and Cups

The Kung Foon sporks and chopsticks are ideal. The spork is titanium so it does not break like most of our other plastic sporks and since we try to take our time and savor our food, the chopsticks that come with the spork make us “slow down” to enjoy the outdoor experience. You can get them here: Kung Foon Spork

Our “water bottles” are a mixture of the plastic Platypus ones, when off the board and Camelbak Stoaway hydration bladders when on the board. Even though our favorite bottles when we are not on the road are the glass Lifefactory, glass is not that practical on an inflatable stand up paddle board. :-) You can get all of the water bottles we use here:

Platypus Soft Bottle

Camelbak Products StoAway Hydration Packs

Lifefactory Glass Beverage Bottle with Flip Top Cap

The above gear makes it very practical for eating and storage is a breeze. As a side note, some times we also bring a Jetboil Cooking System and/or a Primus Profile Propane 2 Burner Stove for cooking and coffee/tea. :-)

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The SUP Guide & Adventure Store’s primary goal is to introduce and educate people on how to get on the water and stand up paddle safely. We are primarily a SUP GUIDE and outfitter location. We paddle almost every day, we have no sales pitch, only great advice on paddling! We pour our time and energy into the water and stand up paddling. For us, this is a lot more than a business, it is a lifestyle. So, please check out our store on Madeira Beach or our online inventory at http://pinterest.com/supguidestore

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The SUP Guide & Adventure Store
15002 Madeira Way, Madeira Beach, FL

(727) 466-7994
yogaenergystudio@yahoo.com

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THE NRS HIGH PRESSURE K-PUMP K-20 IS A GAME CHANGER FOR ISUP’s

kpump k-20 for isup

We have been teaching paddle boarding, SUP Guide Training and SUP & YOGA Teacher Training for over 8 years, domestically and internationally. Therefore, we have encountered all sorts of inflatable paddle boards. The most challenging part of an inflatable paddle board is to inflate it to the proper psi.

We have used several types of hand-held and “bicycle pump” style devices. All of them were extremely difficult to use during those last high-pressure, low-volume psi’s making it almost impossible to inflate the board to its maximum capacity.

Last year, NRS came out with the BRAVO high-pressure 12-Volt pump that made life much easier. We were able to inflate numerous paddle boards quickly. The two drawbacks to this pump were “bulkiness” and needing a car battery.

This brought us back to using hand pumps for a lot of our remote trips and trainings. Three months ago, we were able to get our hands on NRS’s newest release, the K-PUMP K-20 a high-pressure two-stage pump. And this was truly a game-changer for the ISUP industry. This pump is extremely easy to use, making it very quick to inflate boards up to 25 psi. I no longer get an arm and back workout trying to fill up one board. It is also still very compact fitting nicely into your ISUP backpack or even your regular carry-on luggage.

Get yours here: K-Pump K20 HP SUP & Kayak Pump

If you do not already a pressure gauge that fits your inflatable, this is the one that NRS recommends and we have used on all different types of boards: K-Pump Kwik Check ::: Pressure Gauge

No matter what brand of inflatable board you have this pump is a must for you.

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The SUP Guide & Adventure Store’s primary goal is to introduce and educate people on how to get on the water and stand up paddle safely. We are primarily a SUP GUIDE and outfitter location. We paddle almost every day, we have no sales pitch, only great advice on paddling! We pour our time and energy into the water and stand up paddling. For us, this is a lot more than a business, it is a lifestyle. So, please check out our store on Madeira Beach or our online inventory at http://pinterest.com/supguidestore

YES Body-Weight Training Studio
1010 Central Ave #102, St Petersburg, FL

The SUP Guide & Adventure Store
15002 Madeira Way, Madeira Beach, FL

(727) 466-7994
yogaenergystudio@yahoo.com

Om Shreem Hreem Kleem Shreem Lakshmi Ragachchha Gachchh Mam Mandire Tishth Tishth Swaha

7 Things You Should Know About The SUP Guide & Adventure Store

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1. We are by appointment only. Because of this, we spend as much time as needed in order to find the right board and/or gear for you.

2. All boards are not created equal and because of that, we do a “try it before you buy it” program. This means that you will get on the water with the board you like so you can find the board you love.

3. We are not “sales” people, we are Stand Up Paddle Guides. We live, love and study all aspects of Stand Up Paddling.

4. After your purchase is made, we will assist you in learning everything from securing and transporting your paddle board to finding great locations to paddle in your area.

5. After you purchase a board from us all our Paddle Parties are free and that’s a lot of time on the water. Each time you paddle with us not only do you get to watch dolphins and/or manatees, we also help you tweak your paddling and water safety techniques.

6. After you purchase a board from us, you will receive discounts on gear and training courses.

7. After you purchase a board from us, you will be added to a closed Facebook group to connect with a world wide great community of paddlers and receive valuable tips on all aspects of stand up paddling.

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The SUP Guide & Adventure Store’s primary goal is to introduce and educate people on how to get on the water and stand up paddle safely. We are primarily a SUP GUIDE and outfitter location. We paddle almost every day, we have no sales pitch, only great advice on paddling! We pour our time and energy into the water and stand up paddling. For us, this is a lot more than a business, it is a lifestyle. So, please check out our store on Madeira Beach or our online inventory at http://pinterest.com/yogaenergy


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The Yoga Energy Studio                    The SUP Guide & Adventure Store
1010 Central Ave #102, St Pete, FL      15002 Madeira Way, Mad Beach, FL

(727) 466-7994
yogaenergystudio@yahoo.com

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ISUP I TRAVEL GUIDELINES TO PADDLE BY

  1. Always leave a float plan with some one you trust. The float plan should have:

    • The number of people in your group.
    • The number of paddle boards and preferably colors of the boards also.
    • Your car’s color, make and license number.
    • Where you will be launching from, the route you will be taking and the destination site.
    • The time you are expected to return.
    • What the trusted person should do if they have not heard from you by a certain time such as contacting the Coast Guard, or Law Enforcement or Fire Rescue.
    • The phone numbers of the agencies to contact in case of emergency.
    • Optional information such as: medical concerns, paddling abilities, description of group members and how well you are prepared in terms of rescue and shelter gear.

  2. Dress for immersion (getting wet!) and wear your PFD and leash.

  3. Check weather forecast and tide predictions before you launch.

    Stand up paddling st Pete

  4. Use gear appropriate for the conditions and keep safety gear accessible.

  5. Know your skills and paddle within your limits.

  6. Practice rescue skills regularly and expand your repertoire.

  7. Don’t paddle in water that’s rougher than the water you have trained in.

  8. Keep things simple.

    stand up paddle rescue training

  9. Don’t become a victim yourself. If some one else becomes a victim make sure you assess the situation first before charging into a bad location and get hurt like your paddling buddy just did. Don’t make a bad situation worse by adding yourself into the “needs help” side of the equation. Sometimes the best thing to do is sit tight, assess the scene and then choose your best course of action based on the situation.

  10. Anything else that you can think of that will keep you and your fellow paddlers safe on the water.

See you on the hot mat or at least knee deep on the water and as Ganesha would say, “Enjoy Life and Feed Your Rat!”

As seen in Yoga Journal, Washington Post, The London Sunday Times, Coastal Living, Glamour, Shape, Out Traveler, and many more, the Yoga Energy Studio is bringing to you Primal Lifestyle Coaching, Private Consultations, Body-Weight & Movement Training, Up-skilled Teacher Training Programs, Adventure Coaching, SUP & Yoga and Kayoga.

We are also a SUP GUIDE and outfitter destination. We paddle almost every day, we have no sales pitch, only great advice on paddling! Train with us and get ready to say a hearty YES to your next adventure.

Train with us!

Train With Us!

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THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE UGLY OF STAND UP PADDLE BOARD RENTAL COMPANIES

Now that the weather is getting nicer and every one is heading to the beach, it is a great time to start paddle boarding. For a lot of you, this may be your first time on a stand up paddle board.

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There are hundred’s if not hundred’s of thousands of paddle board rental companies, a lot of them are great, a lot of them are good but some are bad and a few are ugly (they follow completely unsafe practices). We would like to give our top five points to look for, when getting on the water for the first time. These 5 tips could save you or someone else’s life.

  1. Make sure you are given a life-jacket/whistle and a leash along with your board and paddle. There should always be a proper leash attached to your board for you to attach to your ankle, calf or waist depending on the waterway you are paddling on. If the rental company does not automatically provide a leash with your board, look for a different company. The proper leash is going to keep you attached to the board so when you fall off, the board will be waiting for you. Also, according to the Coast Guard, if you are outside of the swim zone, you must have a life-jacket and whistle on board. If the board company does not provide leashes, life-jackets and whistles, please look for a different board company.

  2. The board company should always be willing to get on a board and paddle with you for several minutes to make sure you are doing everything correctly. They should teach you how to stand, properly paddle, fall safely and get back on your board. If they are not willing to get wet with you, please rent from a different board company.

    stand up paddle under the bridge

  3. The board company should be able to give you proper directions as of to where to paddle and any possible dangers in the water. If they are unable to do that, rent from a different board company.

  4. Never be put in a highly populated swim area and/or waterway. Even if you are wearing a leash, if you fall off, your board can still hit and seriously injure a nearby swimmer. If the board company is not willing to teach you at a slow traffic location in terms of boats and swimmers, find another board company to rent from.

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  5. If you are a beginner do not rent when the wind is blowing more that 12 miles an hour and especially if it is blowing off shore. Always ask the board company to take you to a safer location to paddle. If they won’t, rent from a different board company that will.

Stand up paddling is a very safe and fun sport as long as a few rules are followed. We look forward to seeing you on the water wherever that waterway might be. Happy paddling!!

As seen in Yoga Journal, Washington Post, The London Sunday Times, Coastal Living, Glamour, Shape, Out Traveler, and many more, the Yoga Energy Studio is bringing to you Primal Lifestyle Coaching, Private Consultations, Body-Weight & Movement Training, Non-Conventional Yoga, Up-skilled Teacher Training Programs, Adventure Coaching, SUP & Yoga and Kayoga.

We are also a SUP GUIDE and outfitter destination. We paddle almost every day, we have no sales pitch, only great advice on paddling! Train with us and get ready to say a hearty YES to your next adventure.

Train with us!

Train With Us!

Om Shreem Hreem Kleem Shreem Lakshmi Ragachchha Gachchh Mam Mandire Tishth Tishth Swaha

THE SEA-GRASS ROOTS OF THE SUP GUIDE & ADVENTURE STORE

FULL MOON PADDLE

In 2006 we saw and tried our first stand up paddle board and immediately fell in love with it. We started looking locally for boards to purchase. We went to every surf shop in the area but no one carried stand up paddle boards. Most of them called it a useless fad and did not want to invest in them. In fact, one store tried to sell us 12′ long surfboards instead. So we had to special order our boards from out of state. When we were out paddling them, people were asking us where in California we were from since they had never seen anything like this before. We then started using them leading our Kayoga trips. Every one who came along on these trips got to try them and ended up wanting their own.

So, we bit the bullet and bought 8 hybrid boards (stand up paddle boards/kayaks) from Imagine Surf and started replacing our fleet of kayaks with hybrids. This led us to doing more guided trips using the paddle boards. It was just organic to start practicing yoga on these boards. At about the same time we created the first SUP Club in the area, the Stand Up Paddle Tampa Bay Club.

Even though we were teaching stand up paddle boarding and stand up paddle/yoga we were still not involved in the sales of paddle boards. As we continued introducing more and more people to stand up paddle boarding, they would fall in love with it, purchase a board from a retail store that no longer saw sup’ing as a fad and often ended up with the “wrong” board for them. This is the reason we decided to start carrying boards for sale.

SUP & YOGA CERT

Just like yoga, all paddle boards are good but “some are better for others”. It all depends on the person’s wants and needs. We want to make sure that you stay enjoying stand up paddling for many years to come and that you incorporate it in your every day life. We want you to purchase the board that is right for your lifestyle.

We have a large inventory of stand up paddle boards and accessories from the best brands in the industry. We continuously do our homework, we test paddle every board we sell, we are not inside being a sales rep, we are on the water learning, evaluating and rating these boards to bring you the board that’s the best match for you. We offer several options, try before you buy, rent to own and layaway. We do accept trade-ins except for racing boards.

The SUP Guide & Adventure Store’s primary goal is to introduce and educate people on how to get on the water and stand up paddle safely. We are primarily a SUP GUIDE and outfitter location. We paddle almost every day, we have no sales pitch, only great advice on paddling! We pour our time and energy into the water and stand up paddling.

sup safety and rescue

For us, this is a lot more than a business, it is a lifestyle.

We offer:

  • Intro to SUP
  • Guided SUP Trips
  • Endurance Paddles
  • Overnight Camping SUP Expeditions
     

  • SUP Rentals
  • SUP Sales
  • SUP Clinics
  • SUP Nutrition Courses
     

  • SUP Repairs
  • SUP Detailing
     

  • SUP & Yoga Classes
  • SUP & Fitness Classes
  • SUP Meditation Classes
     

  • SUP Guide Instructor Certifications
  • SUP & Yoga Therapy Instructor Certifications
  • SUPSTRONGTM Instructor Certifications
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