Why We Paddle: Since the 70’s

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Things are kinda hectic right now.  Life moves fast.  Too fast.  When we paddle, we remember what it’s all about, the connection to the ocean, to nature, to each other.

Here is a throwback stand up paddle video from the 70’s that is a reminder to slow down and just enjoy the ride.

Just Keep Paddling

Great vibes & good paddling. Enjoy this fun ‘back to the 70s’ Stand Up Paddle vid set to the  soothing tunes of Les Hayden.  Let’s remember we can get away from it all in the simplest of ways.  Just paddle.

Video by: Stephen Perera

Special thanks to Chris Golt and his original 1963 Lambretta LI 150 Series 2 in Ice Green metallic color!

Camera: Aaton XTR XC
Lens: Cooke Varokinetal 9-50mm T2.5
Film: Kodak Vision3 50D
Lab: Cinelab London
DI: DaVinci Resolve
Music: ‘Want’ by Les Hayden

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Evelyn O'Doherty, editor & publisher of the new Standup Journal 2.0 is a former school teacher gone rogue. She left her career as a teacher in order to spend more time near or on the water after learning to surf turned her life around (upsidedown?). She is a year-round surfer and paddler living on the eastern tip of Long Island in NY who is a certified SUP instructor, seasoned SUP racer and avid longboard surfer. Evelyn was hired as Online Editor to Standup Journal in 2016. Her passion for the project quickly led to her success and eventually taking over the mag herself in Oct. 2018. Today, as editor, publisher and chief bottle washer at Standup Journal, Evelyn keeps her toes wet writing, traveling, paddling, surfing, and learning to foil. You can find her most days paddling out on Gardiner's Bay or surfing Ditch Plains in Montauk, NY.