So I've been starved of good waves in Maine this summer. Literally anke high for months now. We got a bit of good stuff but it lasted a day at best and even still it was weird chest high wind swells. Winters coming !
I've been able to get on the water and have almost as much fun as surfing with my hobie 16. Sailed that catamaran 15 miles from Maine to New Hampshirs last week with some excellent off shore wind ... Here's a video to show how fun cat sailing really is and how it helps me accept the fact that there's no waves to surf on a nice summer afternoon. http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=83SlckPNB44&feature=plcp
We did a 15 mile canoe trip on the Santa Fe river last week. We went by about 8 or 9 springs and paddled into Poe, Lilly, Blue, and Ginnie springs and snorkled. Only saw one small gator but the scenery was great and there wasn't anybody on the river being a weekday.`Good times.
I pack up the Tahoe, strap the SUP to the roof, head to Fort Desoto Park, setup a canopy tent, cooler full of beer, water and food, a few tightly rolled pieces of paper stuffed with magic, fishing poles, and live skrimps.
I'll paddle as far as I can on the SUP to stay in shape and i'll even bring a fishing pole out there with me to catch some fish while all the kayakers gawk at me and ask me how hard it is to stand on that thing, and to catch fish without falling. It's really fun actually, I just stuff a handful of skrimp in the handle of the board with a little bit of water, so they stay feisty for a while and not go stiff. I'm just waiting for the day I snag a nice size shark and get towed around for a while... that would be epic!