Paddling for Mother Ocean

We Flowed at the shore and beyond this past weekend at the 4th Annual Beyond the Shore Paddlefest in SoCal at Redondo Beach. This festival is the largest Stand Up Paddle (SUP) and Yoga event that brought over 700 ocean enthusiasts of all ages together to help raise awareness and donations to protect our marine life and oceans.

One of the coolest things about this event is that 100% of the proceeds directly support 3 non-profit organizations: Surfrider South Bay ChapterSea Shepard Society, and the Marine Mammal Care Center. Each participant was able to join the charity team of their choice with their favorite athlete, Danny Ching for Team Surfrider, Slater Trout for Team Sea Shepard, and Candice Appleby for Team Marine Mammal. SUPkids got the chance to hang with these pros and learn all their tricks in the water.
 
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Paddlefest racers gearing up for their events
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Racers rounding the breakwater for the 4.5Mile Open heat
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Morning beach yoga session
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Danny Ching getting the groms stoked on SUP
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Team goFlow with our friends at Marine Mammal Care Center
After the races, over 200 attendees paddled out to get their flow on in the largest ever SUP/Yoga Class!!!

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This rad event was put on by two of our very own goFlow Local Experts, Juli Schulz and Michelle Gierst.

“We had such an amazing turn out this year for the Beyond the Shore Paddlefest! It is so awesome to see the SUP and Yoga community come together to celebrate and support our ocean, beaches and sea creatures with Surfrider, Sea Shepherd and the Marine Mammal Care Center. The event gave us the opportunity to teach our community about our marine environment in a fun way while connecting with others over our collective love for mother ocean, stand up paddling, yoga and healthy, plant-based food. Our SUP Sessions are another amazing opportunity to bring people together for an ocean adventure, teach about ocean conservation and offer a super incredible workout for your body, mind and soul!” – Juli Schulz

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Juli in paddle warrior one – photo courtesy of Juli Schulz
Juli is a SoCal native and a WPA Certified SUP Fit Instructor ready to take you and your friends out on the water for a SUP adventure. And if you’re lucky, she might bring along her Flow dog, Ozzi.
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Namaste Aerial style – Photo courtesy of Michelle Gierst
Michelle has been loving SUP for over 8 years, teaching SUP Yoga for more than 6 years and stoked to take you out for an unforgettable Experience.
So if you didn’t get the chance to make this year’s Paddlefest, Juli & Michelle will be your personal guide, showing you all the basics of SUP flow at their favorite spots.  Book an Experience with Juli, Michelle or any of our other LA Local Experts and get…

$20 toward your first session

Use Promo Code: BEYOND

Or open this url from your iPhone: https://on.goflow.me/BEYOND

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