August 24, 2009: Flatwater Paddle Tour around Deep Cove

We went for a group paddle around Deep Cove on Monday August 24th with six of us on stand up paddleboards plus a few kayaks.

The day was a touch bittersweet as this was my last chance to paddle with Johnny, who returned home to San Francisco later that day with his wife Adrienne. These are two of the most stoked and avid paddlers I’ve ever had a chance to meet. During my week of paddling with Johnny, I learned a ton and had a great time showing him the sights around Vancouver on our standups. Was  a pleasure meeting you and definitely looking forward to next time!

Conditions were typical Deep Cove, super calm glassy water with great weather all around.

Pretty interesting part of the trip was the chance to see one of the Fastcat ferries up on a ship transporter up close, being prepared for its trip to its new home in the United Arab Emirates. They’d even already gone ahead and covered the old signages with the new owner’s names.

Upon returning to the beach we met Kelvin Humenny, a local stand up paddleboarder who was on the most beautiful board ever… A meticulously hand built twelve foot hollow cedar strip SUP board that Kelvin built from scratch, accompanied by an equally impressive custom build wooden paddle with carbon inlay. Take a look at the image gallery at the bottom of the page for some photos of the board, very impressive!

Overall a great day for sure!

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