Nov 10 2010

SUP Mexico. River Surf!

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We have a beautiful little wave in front of the Aventura Ranch it is perfect for learning to river surf on a SUP.  Our boards of choice are the C4 Waterman 10’6” iSUP  and the Imagine Eco Rapidfire.

Click Below For the Video!

SUP Mexico…River Style!

Good times…enjoy the Video!


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Nov 01 2010

Rapidfire SUP by Imagine Eco.

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We have been using and abusing our rapifires, nonstop, for the past two weeks.  These boards are tough.  They get drug, dropped and scraped across rocks and it doesn’t affect them at all.


We have been paddling technical class 3 and some big water 3+.  Everyday I learn something and feel better the next day.  This board enables you to river run with confidence.  img_9418-1024x683

Soon we will be pushing the limits with some 15 to 30 foot near vertical slides.  Should be interesting!


See you on the river.


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Oct 27 2010

Lower Micos SUP.. Stand Up Paddling

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The lower Micos is a gem of a run here in the Huasteca region of Mexico.  It is often overlooked, much like the Lower gauley, because of the 7 waterfalls upstream.  The run is an amazing class 2-3 section with about 25 rapids.  Since river SUP came on the scene, it has given us a new means to enjoy these easy sections of river.


There is a very nice hole about half way through the run.  it is a class 3 hydraulic with an island next to it.


You can run this drop multiple times.  right now with high levels it takes 1.5 hours to finish the run.


we are using the RapidFire SUP by Imagine Eco


if you are in Mexico and have the urge to SUP, come find us at  We’ll be here keepin the stoke!


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Sep 03 2010

SUP in North Carolina with Stand up Paddle Surf Blue Ridge.

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Hurricane Earl was calling our names.   We left for Myrtle beach with hopes for some offshore breeze and some big ole swell.  Our good friend Chris from SUP Blue Ridge

grabbed us some boards and we were off to the sea.


Thursday morning we head to Holden beach with hurricane Earl just offshore.  the hurricane was sending a swell of about 10 and the winds were 15 miles an hour and offshore.   In other words….PERFECT.


It was an amazing day.


We had some great rides and some great beat downs too. 


The waves were powerful but very ridable.  The ride out was half the fun, we punched through foam piles 6 feet tall.


Soon we’ll be in Mexico and the SUP river exploration will begin.  Until next time.


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Dec 02 2009

SUP ing the Waterfalls of Rio Micos.

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As most everyone knows, here in Mexico we have warm water and an abundance of clean waterfalls.  I decided to take the SUP board out and see if any of the falls were good to go.   Click on the link below to see the video…

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Nov 02 2009

Rafting the Rio Micos.

The waterfalls of the Micos river don’t get run in a raft.  We decided it would be a good test run.  We picked some durable people and sent them on their way.  Patrick, Claudia and Sarah gave it a go.   This video is the result.
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Oct 25 2009

Minas Viejas…The Heart of the Huasteca!

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Minas Viejas is a run that never gets old.  It is a tributary that lies between Micos and El Salto sections of the Rio Valles.


There are multiple access points, which make it that much better.   The upper run is class 3+ with one drop being class 4.  This drop is about 16 feet with landing between rocks.


Below is a picture of the seal launch to avoid the submerged rocks.


This is the drop, below, the key is to boof into the waterfall coming in on the right side of the photo.



The 150 footer is a portage, but the drops below are classic and clean.



Velocidad is the biggest slide on the run.  It hits hard and lives up to its name.  “Speed”.

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The bank shot has changed since last season.  It’s now a lot easier to get right and stomp a big boof.  

Minas Viejas is 100 percent spring fed, so the levels don’t fluctuate much.  It is running good now after some rain the past few days.  Come and get it while it’s good.


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Oct 04 2009

100 Degrees in the Shade…and 80 Degrees in the Water.

The Micos section of the Rio Valles is our local training ground.  When it gets hot we go there to cool off.  The benefits are 7 of the most beautiful waterfalls I’ve ever seen.

This is a shot of the right side of the falls we call Serpiente.


Nice slide lead in and then a 10 footer out of the pool.


When the water levels are right the lines are plentiful and big.


This is the left side of the big waterfall.  We call it the “cara”.


This is the left side.  It’s nice right now because the dropcomes at you fast, and the landing is super soft.


This is the last falls on the section.  It has 4 different lines.  This end boof is preceded by some huge lateral waves, a bouncy slide and the possiblity of running Bad Boy Falls.

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So far the water levels are great.  With more rain we will have a longer season.  I’ll be posting more on water levels in the next few weeks.


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Oct 01 2009

Second round on the Ojo Frio

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Tean KH went back to the Ojo Frio after some pretty serious rains.  The river was up about 3 to 4 feet higher than the days before.

Nascimiento del ojo frio

Nascimiento del ojo frio

First we checked out the springs.  It was a pretty nasty, unrunable sieve pile.  Loaded with undercuts and logs. The next section was pretty uneventful.   Lots of tall cane grass and some dead ends.

high water

high water

This rapid had some of the worst hydraulics on the river.  It turned into a double low head dam.

img_9150-800x534We walked around this one and the rest was just plain fun.  The rapids below bocome continuous and fast at these levels.  It’s like the Numbers with about 3000 cfs.  Not many eddies for photos….sorry.

The gauge!

The gauge!

The log below the bridge was 3 feet from the water on the previous trip.  It was a great run, there are a lot more consequences at these water levels.  It’s a small river comes up and down quickly.  Thanks for checking us out!



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