Tuesday, June 28, 2011

party with the pros

Make sure you save the date for the Windy City Waterman Paddle with the Pros Party at Windward Boardshop in Chicago.  We are hosting professional stand up paddle athletes Karen Wrenn and Chuck Patterson, and whether you're an experienced paddler, a beginner, or just want to learn about the sport, this is an amazing opportunity.  These two top pros from the Naish team will be answering questions, giving tips and telling stories of their own adventures on the water, which are many.
When she's not winning or placing in races all over the world, Karen challenges herself with adventure paddles like her consecutive crossings between all 8 of the Channel Islands in California this past February. 
As for Chuck, he's a big wave surfer and all-around extreme waterman, but his claims-to-fame in SUP include winning the 2008 Battle of the Paddle, being the first person to SUP surf the Cortes Bank off of California and a unique experience SUPing with great white sharks off San Onofre (you tube it... it's pretty cool).

In addition to the chance to chat up two of SUP's greatest athletes, there will be a raffle with amazing prizes from Naish, Kaenon Sunglasses, O'neill and more.  All the proceeds are going to our two amazing charities, Common Threads and the Alliance for the Great Lakes.

And if all that wasn't enough, killer snacks by Moveable Feast will be served along with some tasty adult beverages, so come out for a great night of fun, food, music and surf!

When: Thursday July 7th from 6-9pm
Where: Windward Boardshop, 3317 N Clark, Chicago

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a great event - Karen and Chuck came to a recent race in Bend, OR and gave incredible clinics and added their genuine passion and smiles to make the event exceptional. We hope some of your "over-60" SUP-ers join our conversation http://eldersup.wordpress.com