Sunday, March 6, 2011

Under way.

Ian and Chip shoved off Saturday morning in Fort de Soto, near Tampa. As you can see on their spot checker link, they were entering Placida Harbor at 5:30pm today. Excellent progress, especially considering the persistent headwind they have been fighting for most of the way so far. .

 For anyone interested, Everglades Challenge details can be found on their website. Keep up with the guys through spot live, send them some good vibrations and check back here for updates.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Come out and Hula with us next Saturday night at Sandbar in North Beach!

Our official send-off party is next Saturday night, February 26th. Proceeds will benefit local non-profit Urban Greenworks and their ongoing work with at-risk youth at TROY Gardens.  Live music by our friends Live Bait. Make sure to wear your best Hawaiian shirt! (Suggested donation $20)


Ian's dog Pistol has been joining us on some scenic training paddles through the mangroves. Not sure who's having more fun...

Friday, January 21, 2011

The Countdown Begins

Ian Wogan and Chip Walter, off the coast of Coral Gables              Photo: Thacker

             With only six weeks left before the Everglades Challenge is underway, the Stand up for Miami team has kicked into intensive training mode. Sunrise paddles on the bay, a healthy diet and a comprehensive training regiment have us well on our way to winning the 280-mile challenge, meanwhile raising some much needed funds for inner city environmental education charities. Look forward to more info on our send-off fundraiser party at North Beach's Sandbar soon. 
 The City and the Bay                            Photo: Thacker
Photo: Thacker
Miama, America.                                    Photo: Thacker

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Foggy Morning.

The bay was glassy this morning, under a veil of fluffy fog. What an amazing way to start the day. Training is well underway for our 280 mile trek. Check back for some pro shots Friday, after local photog Ben Thacker joins us for our morning paddle. 

The Mission.

To be the first stand up paddlers to complete the challenge, while raising awareness and funds for local charities.

The Challenge.

Everglades Challenge 2011
Tampa Bay to Key Largo,Florida, 300 miles in 8 days or less.
This Challenge is an expediton style adventure race for kayaks, canoes, and small sailboats. The time limit is 8 days but the winners will do it in 2 to 4 days. The distance is 260 to 300 miles depending on your course. This challenge is a qualifier for the Ultimate Florida Challenge.
Starts 3/5/2011