Stand up paddle boarding

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Required safety equipment for paddleboards

Paddleboarding is a rapidly growing sport that involves a person standing on a board, similar to a surfboard, and propelling themselves through the use of a paddle. Did you know the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) has determined that a paddleboard is a vessel in most situations and is required to have the same safety equipment as other small human-powered vessels (canoes/kayaks)? The first document written in 2008 deemed that all standup paddleboards would be classified as vessels. This classification would...

Free entry to Florida State Parks Nov. 11

The Florida Park Service is proud to observe Veterans Day by offering free entry into any Florida state park on Wednesday, Nov. 11. We encourage visitors and friends to celebrate this day while honoring veterans and their sacrifices. Spend the day picnicking with family, canoeing or kayaking or walking the nature trails at one of the 174 state parks or trails. Additionally, veterans are reminded that discounts are available on Annual Entrance Passes for those on active duty or honorably...

YOLO Board Relay Series races kick off May 29

The 7th Annual YOLO Board Relay Series will kick off its season on May 29. The races will consist of relay-style competition between male and female teams of three in a recreational division. The fun-filled series includes racers of all skill levels and ages from junior to seniors vying for the coveted champion title, all the while rallying in friendly competition out on local waters. This year’s event will include giveaways, refreshments, and kids activities, as well as a welcomed...

Kellogg Bayfront Park in Santa Rosa Beach open to the public

Kayak, canoe, and stand up paddle board launch on the Choctawhatchee Bay A new waterfront park is open on the Choctawhatchee Bay. The long awaited Kellogg Bayfront Park in Santa Rosa Beach boasts panoramic vistas, along with easy access to the bay for kayaks, canoes, and stand up paddle boards. Amenities include vessel ramp, several picnic tables, shower, water fountain and water spigot. The fenced park area does not include vehicle parking, however you may facilitate the ramp area while...