Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

July 18, 2013

Catching the paddleboarding wave


The Andover Townsman

---- — Andover’s youngsters jumped on board the newest water craze in a big way last week as they gave stand-up paddleboarding a whirl on Pomps Pond.

East Coast Style SUP sponsored a paddleboard launch night last Thursday that focused on balance and paddling techniques designed to get newcomers to the sport from land to the water. The offering proved so popular that a fourth half-hour introductory session was added to meet the demand.

After they worked up an appetite paddling around Pomps Pond, the new class of SUP recruits joined the town’s Department of Community Services onshore for s’mores around the campfire.