Forecast Points to a Long Dolores River Rafting and SUP Season

An epic boating season on the Lower Dolores River is starting to shape up, thanks to above-normal snowpack in the San Juan Mountains.The most probable runoff forecast shows inflow of 440,000 acre-feet for April through July, enough to fill McPhee Reservoir and provide more than a two-month rafting release below the dam. “Operations this spring…

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Galápagos Islands

SUPing in the Galápagos Islands without exaggeration, is an experience like no other, because it is a place like no other. Sitting right atop the Equator and approximately 600 miles west of Ecuador at the intersection of 5 ocean currents lies this natural laboratory of one of the richest marine ecosystems in the world. The islands…

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I Workout!

We all know that those who paddle board look super good while doing it–but why is that?  Is it their lifestyle?  Always outdoors and adventuring so they are just bound to be fit.  Or is it that strong people are drawn to paddle boarding?  Possibly.  Or maybe it is the fact that stand up paddle…

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Ditch Black Friday

Black Friday?  Nope.  Not for us.  We prefer Small Business Saturday at SOL Paddle Boards.  We favor the companies built by locals, the mom and pop companies, the companies built from the ground up.  We favor the companies who are not in it for the profit like other corporations that dominate the market, we favor…

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It’s a Rebelution!

Recently SOL introduced our newest board, The Rebel–the newly designed river and wave surfer.  It is 10 feet long with a width of 32 inches.  It has a depth of 6 inches, volume of 300 liters, and a weight of only 22 pounds.  The board is great for turning, speed, and stability.   As…

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The Lower Dolores

Johnny Lombino always seems to be in motion.  Pictured above is Johnny’s adventure on the Snaggletooth rapid on the Lower Dolores River.  This was the first time the rapid was ever run, and who better to do the initial adventure than Johnny!?     The McPhee Dam prevents the river from running, but…

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Winter SUPing

For those of us not fortunate enough to live on the sandy beaches of an island where the sun is always shining, we face a problem when winter rolls around–how do we continue to paddle board?!  Almost everyone who paddles is instantly obsessed and is sad when the possibility of a daily paddle doesn’t seem…

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Danke!

Last week Johnny Lombino returned from Germany after an extremely successful trip. Johnny attended PADDLEexpo in Nürnberg.  This fun event helped us extend the reach of SOL all over the world, from Iceland to China.  We couldn’t be happier with all of the companies and amazing people we meet.  As we said before, we are…

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SUP Yoga

SUP yoga is an incredible mind-body practice. It is so much fun and challenging too. Being in nature brings a whole new element to my practice. Instead of the comfort and safety of a mat on a floor, the conditions are constantly changing. I am doing a pose, staying connected to my breath while dealing…

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Do you speak German? Neither do we!

Last week, we traveled to Nürnberg, Germany for PaddleExpo.  The fair started in 2003 and is now one of the leading water sports expos in the world.  All types of manufacturers and products are found here, and SOL is excited to be in the mix.  We are looking to meet other SUP fanatics and water sports…

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That time Pearl Jam came to Town

Not a river festival, or an outdoor recreation festival of any kind, we love hanging out at The Ride fest. This year, one of Telluride’s newest festivals brought Pearl Jam to the Town Park stage. The vibe in the park was off the hook as Eddie Vedder’s voice resonated through the box canyon walls.  …

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