Inland Surfing

One of my favorite bumper stickers is "Surf West Virginia". It's a reference to whitewater kayaking in that beautiful state. Since they beat us to it, and New York has actual ocean waves, a "Surf New York" bumper sticker doesn't have quite the cache, but it could.

This spring I taught a whitewater kayaking class at Cornell and we had such a strong crop of students that many of them were surfing river waves by the end of the second day on the water!

Surf Upstate

We were on the lovely Salmon River, surfing a fun spot called Titanic. Here are some of the stars of the show strutting their stuff:

Mike surfs Titanic

Brendan surfs Titanic

James surfs, then swims Titanic

We had a wonderful day and everyone was happy and tired at the end. And the best news is that half of the students are shopping for kayaks! Whooo!