Without a wave in sight, an active bunch of standup paddlers have found a perfect place to hone their skills and enjoy their SUP adventures – in Lake Pleasant near Phoenix, AZ.
Stand up paddle boarding in AZ is fortunate to have a leader like Chandler local, Chad Brockman.
Chad has a versatile business and provides a myriad of resources for SUPers in Arizona. As an instructor, he provides a strong foundation for the sport, especially for newbies, by instructing them how to learn and practice the proper stroke. Water is a haven from heat, a great medium for fitness, but it can also be a powerful, even destructive, force. Chad includes lessons on how to read the water and be safe in and around a variety of waters.
Chad has been living in and around the water for 51 years. That experiences has included plenty of adventures, but also some trials and tribulations. “Talking story” and sharing insights based on experience adds to the value of Chad’s instruction.
Chad explains, “SUP Health not only improves your physical condition, it will gift you with a healthy mental outlook.” Part of starting new people on standup paddling is giving the “straight scoop” about purchasing the right equipment. Being able to grow into, not out of, equipment saves money and frustration in the long run. We could not agree more.
If you live in AZ you have a super resource available. Whether you are recovering from an injury or simply want a way to have fun with friends and family and escape the intense heat, SUP is the way to go.
Anyone can do this! Standup paddle boarding can be done any time of day, even by the light of the moon. Join Arizona Standup Paddle for what could be the most fun you’ve had on the water! Chad Brockman is a bona-fide waterman with over four decades of experience world-wide. He has been introducing this new sport of SUP to the valley for five years. Chad has become an ACE Certified SUP Fitness and a World Paddle Association Safety Instructor.
The state of Arizona offers great weather year-round. Stand-up-paddle boarding is growing as more and more people, products and places are being discovered daily.