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Good Paddle Community

One of the best things about the stand up paddling experience is the community. There’s just something about being on the water and standing that makes it easy to say hello to others. There’s plenty of space on the water to spread out and let everyone do their thing. Add to this the fact that it’s a relatively new sport, with lots of new people coming “on board” every year, we all love to learn from each other and share.

Many of us have noticed that the traditional models of community online have some serious issues and just aren’t fun anymore. Social media platforms monopolized by ruthlessly competitive corporations are spreading more hate than aloha. An even worse problem is that we feel we can’t quit the social network because all of the paddling events and amazing personal adventures are posted there. Feeds are optimized to have us pick up the phone multiple times a day to see if there are any more likes or updates. Sure, SUP is addictive, too, but we want our online presence to be more in line with our values.

The Good Paddle online community will attempt to bring the SUP vibe, and more Aloha, to the online space. It will be a community for all kinds of paddlers: Kayak, Outrigger, Surfski, and any human powered craft that wants to participate.

Tag your idea of what makes a good paddle with #goodpaddle . We are getting things started on Discord for real-time chat. Also on Instagram and TikTok.

Sign up below to be one of the first to be notified when the community launches.



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Ivan Storck

Web Development, Geospatial coding, and Aerial Photography. Crazy about paddle sports in the Salish Sea.