Cruising downwind to other islands in the atoll
That’s Long Caye in the near-background. We have recently begun our latest new activity, paddleboarding downwind to the neighboring islands on the atoll on our new SUP Cruiser boards. These high displacement boards are especially designed for longer distance paddling rather than short excursions or surfing. The hull has a ‘V’ shape and a pointed bow with a 6″ thick center v
Driving to Belize, again
Every fall my partner Cully drives all of our new gear down to Belize. He has been doing this since 1977, and has only missed 2 years in all of that time. He left Monday morning and is now in Texas, he’ll cross over into Mexico tomorrow. It is our custom to take a picture right as he leaves Moab. I wish I had all of these pictures, in order! Our vehicles have gotten much nicer, and our sport
Downwind paddleboard cruising-our newest sport!
Slickrock has added 3 new ‘cruiser’ paddleboards to our collection of SUP’s this season. This style of paddleboard is designed for longer distance paddling tours, and the boards have a more defined keel for better tracking and a pointed bow to cut through chop. This allows the board to cover more distance efficiently, and is the design used in racing and long distance paddling. We will start
Walking on Water – Paddleboarding
Susan Beveridge wants to join one of our Belize trips. She is super excited about our island in Belize and she hasn’t even been there yet! I just love that, she is going to go crazy when she gets there. Susan recently sent me a link to a blog by a new paddleboarder named Aaron Teasdale and I wanted everyone to see it. Aaron is a writer/adventurer/photographer. He is just learning to paddleboard.
Slickrock Featured in SUP Film
What do you do for vacation when you work on adventure island? You think up the most obscure plans for yourself and friends throw in some ridiculous elements and whamo! Epics are born. Most of these plans happen over a drink. I think that part is similar for everyone. Then something happens, I decide it must be done and there is no changing my mind. For the last two months, in between trips at sli
Great surf on our Belize island
We saw a few days of light winds on the island last week, but the surf came up so we jumped in for a few sessions of riding our break in almost glassy conditions. We have an excellent point break where we are able to get long rides down a continuously breaking shoulder. We had riders on surf boards, paddle boards, and surf kayaks. There’s nothing like surfing in 80 degree water, so clear you
Long Caye and Victor Myers make the Werner catalog
Our paddleboard instructor and trip manager Victor Myers was a winner in the Werner Paddles Catalog Photo Contest. Victor created this self-portrait just off our island with a surfdeck mounted, waterproof camera. You can see videos he made with the same camera while paddleboarding off our Belize caye in an earlier blog post. To obtain your own copy of the Werner Paddles catalog, visit their websit