Babes Only On Board Paddle Club (BOOBS) was created in the hopes of passing the stoke of Stand Up Paddling on to women of all ages. We meet every Tuesday at 6:00pm for 10 weeks during the months of June, July and August, weather permitting. Make ups for rain outs will most likely be Wednesday evenings and will be determined on an as needed basis. You must have your own board or rent one from us (limited availability) to be able to participate.
AS A BOOB I PLEDGE THAT:
My sole purpose of coming to BOOBS is not just to get a good Facebook profile photo.
I want to learn to stand up paddle with some super cool chicks, while also getting out of cooking dinner for my spouse, boyfriend, lover, kids or dog.
I want to not only learn to stand up paddle but I want to paddle harder, faster, stronger and longer so that one day I may pass the stoke along to others.
If it doesn’t have boobs, I will not bring it (husbands, kids, dogs) unless they are official “BRAS” on hand to support the BOOBS.
I will help my fellow water women. I will not panic on days of high wind. I will not leave any fellow BOOBs behind in flash storms. I will support my local surf shop – especially those that support us. I am a BOOB, but I will not be a BOOB.
Learn it. Live it. Let the paddling begin!
PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU HAVE YOUR OWN PADDLEBOARD WE ARE STILL ACCEPTING MEMBER SIGN UPS FOR BOOBS, HOWEVER, OUR RENTAL FLEET OF BOARDS IS ALL RESERVED. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE YOUR OWN BOARD, UNFORTUNATELY, WE CANNOT ACCOMMODATE NEW MEMBER SIGN UPS AT THIS TIME.
IMPORTANT: Unless noted, all club meetings will be held from 6pm (sharp) until approximately 7:30pm and will meet at 600 Laskin Road, where the Virginia Jewel used to be.
Week 1 (June 5) :
Kick-off! We’ll divide in to two groups—a Beginner/Refresher Group & an Advanced Paddle Technique & Stroke Group so that everyone hits the ground running.
Week 2 (June 12):
Relays & Sprint Technique, Strategy & Practice. Using Buoys set up in 2 or 3 different style race courses
Week 3 (June 19) :
Circuit Training/SUP Fitness hosted by Valiant Crossfit on the Bay off Shore Drive. Owners of Valiant Crossfit, Joe Kriz & Lou Cote, as well as guest speaker, Jennifer Watson of Fluidity Therapy will be discussing supplemental fitness, mobility, injury prevention & nutrition specific to SUP.
Week 4 (June 26) :
Race strategy based on conditions and style of race, pivot turn coaching & practice
Week 5 (July 3) :
Destination paddle to include a short (3-mile loop) and a longer (5-7 mile loop) paddle in the Lafayette River. We will be paddling by the zoo, marine terminals, navy base, Hermitage Museum & more! There will be a brief demo on windsurfing with your SUP provided by SailWet.com.
Please meet us HERE.
Week 6 (July 10) :
Surfing with your SUP & what SUP Gear you really need. Surf instruction by local pro surfer Jason Borte of The Surf School.
Week 7 (July 17) :
Yoga for Paddling with the fine folks of Hot House Yoga. Our yoga professional will focus in particular on stretches and poses you can do on the water and on your board, as well as stretching techniques for mobility & injury prevention. Plus the good folks at Lululemon Virginia Beach have something up their sleeves so stay tuned for more!
Week 8 (July 24) :
Get ready to enjoy the fun of competition as Valiant Crossfit hosts their version of a SUP WOD (workout of the day) race in which you ‘compete’ in teams doing fun exercises on land and using all your new found SUP skills to complete a water circuit as well.
Week 9 (July 31) :
Makeup session of Surfing with your SUP with Jason Borte from The Surf School.
Please meet us at 60th street on the beach at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront.
Week 10 (August 7) :
Boys vs. Girls Competition for bragging rights and some cool prizes. We’ll finish up our ten weeks with a potluck on the beach (bring the family) and some great prizes.
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In an effort to keep the integrity of the learning structure for the 2012 APS season, BEGINNER CLASSES will only be offered the first week of the scheduled APS Paddle Club meetings (BOOBS & Gentlemen’s Club). If you have never SUP’ed before and would like to attend any of our scheduled club days beyond our first week, please see our lesson calendar and schedule your beginner lesson with us ahead of time.