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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on January 10, 2017

Island DownTime

Every once-in-awhile the island will be the host of what we will call “inclement” weather, somewhat beyond the type of weather that brings us excellent surf for kayak surfing… … or just the right wind for windsurfing. And since, for Slickrock, the number one priority on the island is safety, water activities could be canceled. If this happens, hopefully everyone has read the inform

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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on June 14, 2016

The future of Stand Up Paddleboarding

Out on our Belize island we have a huge fleet of paddleboards. We have 6 downwind boards, and about 15 other SUPs out there, from boards for beginners to boards specifically for surfing. And that’s a big deal, as each board is driven down from Utah, and then taken by boat 70 miles to get to the island. We always get the latest gear; we were the first to introduce sea kayaking to Belize back

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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on December 23, 2015

When you have an island in Belize, you have a lot of maintenance projects

Out at our island we often have to make repairs to our infrastructure using the tools and materials we have on hand. One of the most challenging maintenance jobs is keeping our docks in working order. Cully sent me these photos from earlier last month during our work pre-season. We lost a post on our surf dock which extends into rough water off the front of the island. We use a water pump to sink

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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on September 9, 2014

Ode to Slickrock

I spend every March and April in Belize on our island. I’ve been doing this for almost 30 years now, and of course I love the island, and the snorkeling and kayaking and all of the other sports, but really, the best part is our guests. For some reason we have the BEST people join us, and they make me laugh, and that’s such a great thing. Last March Paul Jongerden and Brian Craig joined

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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on March 11, 2014

Belize island improvements

We recently heard from one of our wonderful past guests, Susan Saraf. Susan has visited us twice on our Belize island, but both times she joined us, it was ages ago (we hope she will come back someday soon). Susan just sent me a bunch of photos from early 2000, which was only about a year and half after Hurricane Mitch, which really rearranged everything on the island. As a result of that hurrican

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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on December 10, 2013

Nesting osprey on our Belize island

We set up an osprey nest box last season right in front of the kitchen, and this season the resident pair of ospreys have moved in. They have been busy building a big nest and mating, and soon the female will be sitting on her eggs, usually two per season. We have watched this pair of ospreys raise their young every season for many years, so it will be especially interesting to watch every phase o

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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on July 18, 2013

A REALLY big storm

On May 2 of this year, I was just finishing up my 7th week in Belize. We had this fabulous group at the time, a group of franchisees and home office staff for the company Maidpro, a professional maid service business model provided by the founders Mark Kushinsky and Richard Sparacio. Mark and Richard got into the housecleaning franchise industry in college when they were looking for someone to cle

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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on April 1, 2013

Last week we did everything on the island

I am here in Belize and have been for almost two weeks. I came off of the island a couple of days ago and am going back out today with our new arrivals. By the time you read this, we will have been sailing, paddling, and snorkeling for days. What a great week last week was, we did everything. Paddleboard surfed, kitesurfed, snorkeled, fished and kayaked; we even had a really big storm and the wind

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Posted by Slickrock Adventures on January 8, 2013

Long Caye dining hall

Our dining hall is the largest building on our private Belize island, Long Caye at Glover’s Reef. The center of island life, it is complete with solar-powered lights, propane stove and refrigerators (cold beer and soda!), and our ever-growing library and game selection. It is a huge space with fantastic views of the lagoon and a neighboring island. There is no dress code, and you don’t

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