Wednesday, January 27, 2010

SUP Paradise

The Lagoon Side of the Method Lodge is finished and it turned out to be Stand Up Paddle Boarding Paradise! Here is a quick Q&A with John Holzhall, the man behind the Method.

Q. Is the lagoon really as cool as it looks?
A. No, it is much better...and it's huge.

Q. Can you kite in it?
A. It's not a "kite spot"'s SUP (Stand Up Paddle Boarding) Paradise. There is a canal that runs around and through the lagoon.
Q. How close is it to Kite Beach?
A. It's the back side of kite beach.

Q. Are there any crocodiles?
A. No, nothing dangerous or poisonous.

Q. How long does it take to get around it?
A. It takes me about an hour, we are having a "race around the lagoon" next month so we'll get an official time.

Q. Is it a guided tour?
A. Most trips are not, but when people want to go around the entire lagoon they go with a guide the first time because it's easy to get lost until you know the "doorways."

Q. Has anyone ever got lost?
A. Ya, but no one has ever stayed lost. We know the lagoon well and our search team consists of the areas best fishermen.

Q. Can anyone do it?
A. Pretty much, it is a lot easier than SUP on the people get comfortable quickly.

Q. How do people find you?
A. Look for the blue surf shop on Kite Beach (lagoon side of the street) or 809-849-2147