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The Lake Erie North Shore Standup

Last year Gidget, Possum, Jim Dandy and surfer George participated in this event. It was very well run and every one had a great time.

If any of you want to try a sup race this would be the event.


Event Details

The Lake Erie North Shore Standup is a paddleboarding race that celebrates Lake Erie Love. A fun race for all ages and paddleboarding levels.

Come for the weekend. We will pick the best weather date for the race, aiming for Saturday. The fun face starts at Nickel Beach, Port Colborne: 5-km, 10-km, and a 20-km distances. Trophies by age, distance categories or for people who raise the most for the Eco-Trail. Beach party at the Palmwood, Crystal Beach, Fort Erie.

Rain date activities:  a tour of Marcy’s Woods with the Bert Miller Nature Club, SUP clinics and restoration activities hosted by the NOTL Surf Club.

Proceeds from this event will support development of the Erie Coastal Stewardship EcoTrail, a 600-km trail project spearheaded by Carolinian Canada with many partners.

Registration open:  7:30 – 9:00 a.m. (including time to shuttle cars. Please show up on time)

Race start time: 10 a.m. Nickel Beach, Port Colborne

End point and beach party: Crystal Beach, Fort Erie
View the route map on Google Maps.

Ask friends and family to support you by making donations to the trail in your name to win prizes using this page: Lake Erie Stewardship Coastal Eco-Trail

Paddlers will be accompanied by the Fort Erie Underwater Recovery Unit, water crew, road crew and paddle guides.

Get event details and connect with other participants on Twitter – @NorthShoreSUP #northshoreSUP #LakeErieLove
Like us and join our community on Facebook

For more information, please contact Katherine Balpataky.



Buffalo Paddle Festival

I want to share some info with my fellow Reef Warriors about an event happening on the Buffalo Waterfront this summer.

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Check them out on Facebook !

The 1st annual Buffalo Paddle Festival will be held at Gallagher Beach on July 12, 2014 there will be canoe, kayak, and stand up paddleboard demos, lessons, a sup yoga class, competitive and fun races.

Proceeds from the event will help WNY Adaptive Water Sports a great cause which helps individals with special needs enjoy the watersports we take for granted.

Hope to see you there!




The Reef Warrior Christmas list

‘Tis the season, again, and here are a few suggestions to help with holiday shopping for the Reef Warrior on your list.

Gidget and I recently received  this as a thank you gift DSCN0060

and we loved it enough that it is at the top of the list . http://lake-art.com/index.html

Lake Art, a Michigan based company,can turn any lake into a personalized piece of art. Ours has been personalized with a spot marking “Da’ Reef”. I think this is a really cool gift idea.

We all need something for the special women (wives, moms, sisters, friends) in our lives ( the ones who put up with us running off when it is windy, or, who spend the day on the cold beach shooting photos, or just because) . For these wonderful people I suggest something from http://abeachglassbum.com

This jewelry is made from beach glass found on the shores of Lake Erie. There are many things to choose from besides jewelry and you could even ask for something custom-made, and Liz will work her magic and create a piece just for you.

wind surf charm
wind surf charm
anchor charm
anchor charm

As always we feel rum makes the perfect gift (especially for me and Casey, hint hint)

and this rum is very unique.plantation-20th-anniversary[1]


A wonderful mouthful of flavor including vanilla, ripe fruit and coconut.( Full review coming soon to rum quest) Found locally at http://www.premierwines.com/

Last but not least lets not forget our local shops.

For all your windsurf/sup/kite/( he has ski packages too!) needs on the U.S. side of Lake Erie contact Doug at


For our Canadian friends see Darryl at


for a nice line of SUP’s, skateboards and surf gear.

Ausmosis has recently teamed up with

City of Light Fitness http://www.cityoflightfitness.com/store/

to bring paddle fit classes( among other things) to the Buffalo area.

The Outer Banks are Casey’s home away from Da’ Reef and his local shop in Hatteras is http://wind-nc.com/    Stop  in and see Andy for all your watersports needs.

Be sure to tell them Casey sent you. Try lubricating the sales staff with rum, you might get the Reef Warrior discount!

Hope this helps make your holiday season easy,

Best Wishes for the holidays from Lou and Casey