AN URBAN ADVENTURE ON ALLEGHENY, MONONGAHELA AND THE OHIO RIVERS
Interested in SUPn with a group of friends? You can rent SUP3 Paddle Boards on an hourly or daily basis. Or take advantage of the "SUPTOON Adventure Packages 2016." BUC & SUP Family Fun Paddles or our $25 - Friendly First Timer THURSDAY Paddles... Call 412-425-7676 to RSVP and/or Double Click SUP3Rivers Logos...
Pricing as follows for Paddle Board Rentals: 1.5 hr with Instructor - $35 -- Second Timers - $20 per hour or $60 full-day rental for experienced paddles and members of SUP3Rivers Meet-up
EQUIPTMENT PROVIDED Here are all the items we will provide to you to get you out on the water paddling :
1. STAND UP PADDLE BOARD- Paddle boards come in all shapes and sizes. The most common construction method is epoxy and fiberglass wrapped around an EPS foam core with one or several fins to help the board track in the water. A standup paddle board is much thicker than your average surfboard. Paddle boards typically range from 8'-12' in length, 28" – 32" wide, and 4" – 5" thick. If you're just starting out the best thing to do is select a wider, longer, thicker board. This type will offer the greatest stability to learn the paddle board basics on a flat body of water. As you gain experience you can progress to a much smaller board. SUP Three Rivers rents top quality Surf-Tech and NSP boards. Using top quality boards can make a great difference in your paddle boarding experience.
2. PADDLE - Stand Up Paddles come in a variety of constructions from plastic, aluminum, wood, and carbon fiber with a variety of handle, blade and shaft shapes. The general rule is a paddle used with your paddle board should always be 6 – 10" above the height of the paddler. Size your paddle on the longer side for flat water use and the shorter side for use in the surf. The blade is typically bent at a slight angle to the shaft to allow for more forward reach when taking a stroke.
3. LEASH - A leash keeps your paddle board attached to you with a Velcro strap around your ankle (or calf) that is attached to the paddle board. Leashes come in a variety of sizes and the general rule is to use a leash around the same size or slightly smaller than your board. In the event of a fall currents and winds can quickly sweep your paddle board away from you and in the ocean your board becomes a lethal weapon when carried with the force of an ocean wave. Always remember to use your leash.
4. PFD (personal floatation device) – If you use your stand up paddle board beyond the limits of a swimming , surfing or bathing area the US Coast Guard requires you to have a USCG Approved life vest. Please see the following link by the WPA (World Paddle Association) regarding the Life Vest Safety Laws. BASIC