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Big Bear PaddleFest 2012

Big Bear Lake, Ca July 7, 2012 12:00 pm – “PaddleFest” 2012 is growing each year.  Over 150 racers signed up this year with 92 in the 5k alone.  This event has been attracting many, over the three day event, who want to try, for free, kayaking, canoeing and stand up paddle boarding as instruction demonstration rides are available.  The event orginizers are inviting everyone to swim beach at Meadow Park as the festivities will continue through early Sunday afternoon with a dinner event Saturday at the Black Diamond...

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Big Bear Paddlefest

Big Bear PaddleFest is a festival of clinics and races for kayaks, canoes, and stand up paddleboards on Big Bear Lake, hosted by North Shore Trading Company. For two days in July, paddlers can test their stamina at 6700′, take beginner through advanced clinics, and learn about the latest in paddling gear from vendors and sponsors. With 5k, 10k, and around the lake 20k races, there’s an event for everyone.  And kids 5-12 race free.  To register or to get more information go to their...

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Paddlefest This Weekend!

Big Bear, Ca, July 6, 2011, 12:00pm – Part three in the Conquer the Bear Series is this weekend.  Paddlers from all over the world will converge in Big Bear to compete in one of the three races at the 4th Annual Big Bear Paddlefest.  Those interested in learning more about the different types of paddling, or want to try out different types of self propelled watercraft can do so on Saturday, July 9th at Meadow Park at the Paddlefest Clinic.  There will also be an advanced kayak and stand up paddleboard clinic, as well as a beginning paddle clinic for kids. The races will take place on Sunday with the around the lake 20k course taking off at 7:00am, followed by the 10k race at 8:00am, the 5k course at 10:00am, and the free kids race at 11:00am.  Personal flotation devices are required for each person racing, and kayaks, canoes, and stand up paddleboards must go through a Quagga Mussell inspection.  For more information or to sign up for a clinic or one of the races go to...

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Standing Up & Paddling Is A Fun New Way To Get Around On The Water

Big Bear, Ca, June 29, 2011, 3:00pm – The newest in water sports, stand-up paddle boarding, is the latest craze to hit not only Big Bear Lake, but bodies of water across the US.  “Simply put, SUPs are easy to learn, a great way to explore flat waters, and nonstop fun,” said Captain John Sanders, owner of Captain John’s Fawn Harbor Marina. “It’s like surfing, but much easier. If you can stand, you can paddle.”   Captain John is even offering free paddle boarding, as part of “Babes on Boards”, a weekly service that happens Thursday nights at Captain John’s Fawn Harbor at 5:00pm, and is for women only.  If you want to try your hand at competing on the stand up paddle board or SUP, or in a canoe or kayak, the 4th annual Big Bear Paddlefest returns Saturday, July 9 and Sunday, July 10. On Saturday, July 9 there are clinics for beginner and advanced paddlers taught by local paddling instructors, boat and board demos with Seda and Necky kayaks and Hobie paddleboards, and an outdoor-industry sports exhibit. SUP, kayak and canoe races are scheduled for Sunday, July 10, and are open to all levels of paddlers. The races include a 30K, 10K, and 5K races. For more information about Big Bear Paddlefest including registration details, kayak and canoe rentals or to be an exhibitor, please contact Jim...

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Snowshoes Paddleboards and More at North Shore Trading

Big Bear, Ca March 18, 2011 5:00 pm – Big Bear is a wonderful place to play outdoors.  Across the lake in Fawnskin is a great place to get your gear for outdoor activities, the North Shore Trading Company.  For winter sports, the store carries both high tech snowshoes and traditional designs, beautiful wooden sleds and antique style toboggans.  When the weather warms up, they have a full line of stand up paddleboards, kayaks, and beautiful, lightweight wooden canoes.  If you need a canoe for your home instead of for the lake, North Shore Trading has classic cedar and mahogany bookcases, coffee tables, and other furniture in a canoe motif.  The store carries boots, jackets, and beautiful sweaters for winter wear, sandals, shorts, and paddle sports clothing for the summer.  Owners Jim and Janet Dooley can set you up for a fly fishing trip with Big Bear Fishing Adventures or for canoe, kayak, or paddleboard lessons on the water.  In July, North Shore Trading Company hosts the Big Bear Paddlefest, 2 days of clinics, races, and a paddle sports expo.  If you’re looking for outdoor clothing or equipment, a fishing, boating, or snowshoe adventure, North Shore Trading Company is a short trip to the north shore of Big Bear Lake.  Call 866-3414 or go to gopaddleacanoe.com for directions and more information. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP30537.mp3|titles=Snowshoes and more at North Shore...

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