Thursday, October 3, 2013
Style File: Spooky NIGHTSUP
Stand up paddleboarding has been a popular water sport for some time, but now you can paddle both day and night. In tonight's Style File, 7s Belkys Nerey shows us a bright idea for some creeeee-py fun for Halloween.
Knight-NightSUP, Precision Paddleboards: "NightSup is a stand up paddleboard but it has a marine grade LED system, which not only illuminates the water around you but gives an added element of safety."
After the sun goes down, Precision Paddleboards will take you on a Nightsup adventure through the waterways of Fort Lauderdale.
You don't have to be afraid of the dark, the glowing boards and night-yaks let you see what's around you and what's under you.
Marissa Kelley: "With lights on the board it's like floating on an island of light."
Jorge Navarro-Father: "Doing it at night just changes the whole sensory experience."
Just in time for Halloween you can experience a frightening, good time on a spooky paddle.
Tyler Knight-NightSUP, Precision Paddleboards: "In the month of October we have put together a spooky paddle, which is a pre-planned route through some of the isles and intracoastal of Fort Lauderdale, we have some dark, scary little bridges to go underneath, and we have some surprises along the way."
You'll paddle through pitch-black canals dodging hanging tree limbs and praying you miss the creepy-crawly things hanging out underneath the bridges.
Milla Navarro-14 years old: The bridges were kinda creepy, and it was really cool because it was super dark and I could see with the board lights."
Tyler Knight-NightSUP, Precision Paddleboards: "The passages are very dark but you'll have a guide and we'll have glow sticks, and lights and you'll feel comfortable.
And since nocturnal creatures often go bump in the night, it's sure to be a scream when the fish start jumping.
Tyler Knight-NightSUP, Precision Paddleboards: "You can see everything that is below the water that you can't see at day, you can see fish jumping around, a couple jumped on my board. For second I felt something touching my feet."
Milla Navarro-14 years old: "We just saw a snook and it was pretty big."
But if your biggest fear is falling in, the guides say don't worry.
Tyler Knight-NightSUP, Precision Paddleboards: "Most people come back to the dock with dry hair and dry clothes."
We promise no tricks just a real treat as you light up the October nights.
"Being able to paddle with my family at night is really awesome."
The tours are $55 for about two hours on the water. The spooky paddles are available throughout October but you can take a Nightsup paddle any time.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Spooky Paddles through October
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