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NSP x B4BC Surf Betty line
NSP x B4BC SUP line
DAY 10: On the 10th Day of Giving B4BC gave to me…the NSP Surf Betty shortboard line AND the NSP B4BC stand-up paddle line! Take one look at these classy rides and you’ll be shredding or cruising in style. Whether you’re getting pitted on the Surf Betty or getting in touch with nature on the SUP, you’ll be paddling out for a good cause and having the most fun out there.
Get them here:
B4BC x NSP Surf Betty: http://www.nspsurfboards.com/surfbetty-b4bc-overview.html
B4BC x NSP SUP: http://www.nspsurfboards.com/sup-b4bc-overview.html
Congrats to our dear friend Jodie Nelson, who’s non-profit Paddle With Purpose (PWP) is up for a 2012 SUP Award for Top Philanthropic Effort! Jodie founded PWP in 2010 when she embarked on a historic mission to become the first woman to paddle 39.8 miles from Avalon on the island of Catalina to Dana Point, CA. She did this in honor of a dear friend who was battling breast cancer and graciously chose B4BC and the Keep-A-Breast foundation as her beneficiaries. Not only did Jodie successfully complete the paddle, but her efforts fundraised over $120,000 for our and KAB’s programs! Jodie’s been raising funds and awareness for worthy causes ever since. So please take a minute and click on the link below to swing a VOTE for Jodie & PWP!
Many thanks!! Xo
Get on the SUP hype! Standup paddle surfing is ever-growing and gaining popularity quickly. Try your hand at paddle surfing and experience an awesomely fun full body workout. Don’t live near the ocean? Fret not, for where there is water, there is the potential to SUP. Try a lake or river (we haven’t done it in a swimming pool yet, but who’s stopping you?).
SUP boards are also super buoyant, so they are pretty forgiving, making the sport fairly easy to get the hang of. And don’t SUP alone! Take a friend out with you, or even share your board with a furry companion. SUP is an excellent way to be healthy and get active, just add water!
This weekend we’ll be in Wisconsin at the Midwest Standup Paddle Festival, so stay tuned for SUP updates! There will be demos and clinics to help you get on board!
It’s Personal for B4BC’s intern Shannon Dieringer - a long-time supporter of B4BC, South Bay native and healthy, active girl! Read her story here:
I’ve always believed that nature is the best dose of medicine, like one big band-aid. Unfortunately not everyone has access to such amenities. The ability to provide recreational experiences so others could share in my vision has become a passion of mine. My grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer twice and I’m very thankful that she survived both instances. When my grandfather lost the battle against brain cancer I quickly found my second passion…finding a way to prevent cancer.
I discovered a way to unite my two passions and quickly began pursuing my degree in Therapeutic Recreation at Cal State University - Long Beach. Therapeutic Recreation uses activities such as surfing to facilitate healing and growth. What better a place to quiet your mind than the ocean or a snowy mountain? Nature is so inspiring and when people are inspired, great things happen.
I have followed B4BC since high school, and when they relocated to my hometown of the South Bay, I knew I had to be a part of the cause. After working at E.T. Surfboards for 5 years, I decided to pursue my dream of being a part of the fight against breast cancer. I am excited to share my vision, and bring the action sports community together in support of B4BC’s amazing cause.
Shannon’s background in therapeutic recreation and healthy, active pursuits will be contributing greatly to B4BC’s Survivorship Fund and end-of-summer Surf/SUP ReTreat for breast cancer survivors. You will also find her rallying teams for local SUP races as the B4BC Brigade continues to grow. We’re stoked to have you in the mix, girl!
If you’d like to tell us why It’s Personal for you, please send your story, in written or video form, to firstname.lastname@example.org!
B4BC x NSP // All of this SUP talk has inspired us to get our NSP-New Surf Project stand up paddle boards set-up for an afternoon paddle today! NSP stands behind our mission of leading an active/healthy lifestyle and have co-branded a collection of B4BC stand ups, as well as a line of B4BC surf boards in their Surf Betty line with a portion of the proceeds benefiting B4BC!
Check out these fantastic boards at http://www.newsurfproject.com/
Be Healthy. Get Active. Ride!
It’s the final day of practice!
Come check out the B4BC SUP Team at their first competition this Saturday in Santa Monica, CA as they STAND UP FOR CLEAN WATER at the 1st Annual Earth Day Festival & Paddleboard Race! B4BC Ambassador Sarah Tiefenthaler from YOGAqua will be representing us along with team members Tommy and Mike. Join the festivities and celebrate Earth Day in the sun just north of the Santa Monica Pier from 9:00am-2:00pm!
For more information on how you can join the B4BC BRGDE and represent B4BC at your next event email BRGDE@b4bc.org.
In light of our Yoga Heals event and Earth Week, you get a two-fer today! We’d like to introduce you to YogAqua, Where the Ocean Is Your Yoga Mat. YogAqua brings the practice and art of a vigorous Yoga flow into perfect fusion with the exciting art of Stand-Up Paddle-Boarding (SUP). Students experience all the benefits of Yoga and SUP while practicing under the sun in the beautiful ocean waters off of Southern California’s coast.
Check out this video to see our YogAqua friends in action and maybe it’ll inspire you to bring your yoga mat outdoors this Earth Day weekend!