Stand Up Paddle Boarding Demo

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Come see what’SUP! Stand Up Paddle-boarding (SUP) is a great way to experience the park and get exercise! We’ll provide the instruction and the equipment, just come ready to learn and possibly get wet!
There will be a 10 minute on land instruction session followed by 20 minutes on the water depending on the crowd. This is a great way to refresh your paddling skills or have ...

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Stand Up Paddle Boarding at Summersville Lake

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Try out stand up paddle boarding with Active Southern West Virginia on Saturday May 18th, we will be set up at Battle Run Beach to do a demo at the Almost Heaven Paddle Battle at Summersville Lake. Active SWV will be providing all the equipment and instruction needed to try out SUP. No reservation is required.

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Paddle Board Instruction and Training

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Paddle sports are a great way to experience the outdoors and stay active. Southern West Virginia has accommodating venues to experience flat water activities. Active SWV programs are beginner level with a focus on safety education. This is a great way to refresh your paddling skills or have that first paddling experience and it is FREE.

Stand up paddle boarding is a great beginner paddling activity. Some balance is needed, ...

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Instructor Course: Stand Up Paddle Board

About Active SWV

Active Southern West Virginia offers free community physical activity programs to the residents of southern West Virginia. These efforts are made to remove barriers to an active lifestyle such as costs, location, skill set, safety, and motivation. Learn more about Active SWV here.

About the certification

The stand up paddle board program is in it’s fourth year at Active SWV providing volunteers a three tier structure. The top tier is the American Canoe Association Level 1-2 Stand Up ...

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July Community Captain of the Month

Active SWV is pleased to highlight Jennifer Scott as the July Community Captain of the Month. Jennifer volunteers to lead stand up paddle boarding for Active SWV because she loves to introduce people to water activity.

Jennifer is originally from Mercer County and now lives in Fayetteville with her family. She started volunteering with Active SWV because she didn’t know a lot of people in the area and wanted to get involved with the community. She appreciates the organization ...

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Morning Paddle at Dun Glen Boat Launch Area

Image may contain: 1 person, smiling, outdoor, nature and waterStart your weekend out on the water! Learn all about stand up paddle boarding with lessons on paddle strokes, finding balance, and learning how to stand up. This is a beginner-level program that does not require previous paddling experience. All participants must be over age 8, youth should be accompanied by an adult, and all participants should know how to swim. All equipment is provided.

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Stand Up For Healthy Communities

The New River Gorge Stand Up Paddle Board Race powered by Active Southern West Virginia

Active Southern West Virginia’s mission is to increase opportunity for physical activity. With an executive director who has a life long passion for paddle sports, it is easy to see the connection between the world’s fastest growing paddle sport, SUP, and the mission to increase access in southern West Virginia. This year the New River Gorge SUP Race offered multiple races to appeal to ...

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New River Gorge SUP Race

This event is made possible by Active Southern West Virginia. Come be a spectator to West Virginia’s largest stand up paddle board race!

Two race courses will offer opportunity for intermediate and advanced paddlers to compete; Attainment Race & Downriver Race.

Race fee is $30 per person. This includes both races even if you choose to only do one race. ...

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