I am Judy Shasek – I am Water Words. I write stories for water athletes and the companies I love because:
They are too busy being awesome at what they do.
Elder SUP is simply a collection of stories told from the SUP Perspective. In my seventh decade, it’s been incredible to discover a sport that connects generations like few others – all the way back to the “elders” who lived the life of watermen with paddles.
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Discovering down wind races and re-discovering surfing has fed my SUP fire since 2007. Now a fledgling yoga practice has delivered a new mindful aspect to my SUP adventures. (Power of Presence – active meditations connecting mind, breath and movement for walking and SUP)
In the late 1960’s my boyfriend, Ed – now my husband of 46 years – and I spent every spare minute surfing the sloppy waves off Hollywood, FL. College, life and work, sailing and raising kids interrupted our surfing – until we re-discovered it via the standup paddle board way in 2007. Totally wrapped in 5-4 wetsuits we enjoyed surfing off Pacific City OR, Tofino, BC and around every beach we could handle across the Hawaiian islands – most recently the Maliko Gulch down wind run. After a 40 year gap, it was youth-restoring magic all the way! Our story is not as important as YOURS – share with us on Facebook.
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