An ode to the multi-day paddleboard adventure that strengthened our love for the inland waterways of the Great Lakes region, our bond with the ecosystem, and that amidst our tribe.
By Sep 6, 2018|
“Last summer, surf photographer Beth Price pitched the idea of a paddleboard camping trip down the Au Sable to a few likeminded friends. The crew didn’t hesitate for a minute. Ella Skrocki, the put-the-boys-to-shame surfer who runs Sleeping Bear Surf and Kayak in Empire; Lindsay Simmons, the well-traveled surf instructor with a steadfast devotion to being on the beach; and Leda Olmsted, the accomplished paddler and stand-up paddleboard Yogi. These women met in the water, and constantly reunite on the water. When you spot another woman surfing on Lake Michigan in a sea of neoprene men, an instant bond is formed.” Paddleboard Camping on the Au Sable River in Northern Michigan