SUPin' on Lake Superior
If you're like many people your alpine and nordic skis probably got put away without a good wax and tune before being stored for the season. Scary thought! Never fear... Solstice Outdoors can help get your skis in good condition and ready for the first snowfall with a wax and tune up.
Now until November 15th SAVE 20% on all Wax and Tuning Services for alpine and nordic skis and snowboards. Check out our list of services...
Plus don't miss a great opportunity to get into a new pair of Fischer cross-country or skate skis. Our first big EARLY BIRD SKI SALE starts Thursday, November 8th through Sunday, November 11th. SAVE 20% on all nordic and skate ski packages next weekend only!
It's a scary good deal. Stop by the store and get geared up for ski season at Solstice.
Solstice Outdoors is your stand up paddleboard rental headquarters serving Ashland, Washburn and the Chequamegon Bay region. Stand up paddle boarding or SUP for short is an old sport that is now one of the fastest growing watersports. Join the revolution and experience gliding across the water and ride a wave or two!
Five reasons why you must try it:
It’s quick and easy to learn. Anyone can do it.
It’s super fun to do solo or grab a board and have the whole family give it a try
It’s a great cross training workout for bikers, skiers, runners…
It requires a minimal amount of equipment to get on the water whether that’s an inland lake or the Lake Superior.
You can’t lay on the beach all day!
Here are a few basics to get you started with your new Rogue Stand Up Paddle board or one of our rental boards.
How to get on the board:
Start by laying your paddle across the top of the board on the foot pad. Kneel on the board and find your center. Pick up the paddle and start to paddle. If you paddle on the right side your right hand will be lower on the shaft of the paddle. Paddle until you find your balance.
How to stand up:
Once you feel stable place your paddle across the front of the board, position your hands on the pad parallel to your knees, grab your paddle and stand up. The front of the board shouldn’t be out of the water. If it is reposition yourself further forward.
How to paddle:
Put a little bend in your knee and place the paddle elbow out and dig into the water using your whole body, not just your arms. Start paddling at the front of the board and move to your feet. The shorter the strokes and the faster you go the easier it is to balance. To paddle in a line you’ll need to switch sides every few strokes. To turn do a standard sweep stroke.
Where to go:
It’s easiest to start on calm water. Many of our area inland lakes such as Long Lake or Lake Owen are perfect for paddling along the shoreline. On a calm day, Chequamegon Bay is also a great place to practice gliding across the water. Lake Superior can is easily accessed from Main Street via the Pearson Plaza Park to the 6th Street Beach. Our picks include Maslowski Beach in Ashland and Bayview Beach outside of Washburn, WI.
From Ashland, Wisconsin to New Zealand our customers are on the move!
Thanks to Cyndy G. for sending us this beautiful photo with her Solstice clothing and gear in action while hiking on the Milford Track in New Zealand. Love the Osprey COMET day pack!
Want us to feature you on our blog? Email us a photo of your Solstice clothing and gear in use and where it's been. We'd love to see where your adventures take you.
The Patagonia Blackhole Duffel is the perfect go anywhere bag for weekend trips or a week long trip when you need a super durable water resistant bag. Plus the duffel doubles as a backpack which makes it easy to check onto a plane, throw into a boat then on to your back for a short hike to your next destination. It’s also the perfect bag when it’s raining, muddy and your taxi cab is a golf cart.
The duffel comes in three sizes 60L, 90L and 120L and fits fishing rod cases, snorkels, or just about anything. All three sizes are now available at Solstice for your next adventure!