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Posted In: James River, Paddling

RVA’s Groundbreaking High School SUP Team

Elli Morris

May 13, 2015 12:23pm

Richmond is making waves in the whitewater stand up paddleboard community with the world’s first — and so far, only — high school team!

This spring, Trinity Episcopal School outdoor program, in conjunction with Ben Moore of Riverside Outfitters, began training students on the upper James River from Pony Pasture to Reedy Creek. This video captures the team on their first run through the downtown rapids. Catch ’em in action on Mondays and Wednesdays. And, if it looks like fun to you, then head over to our friends at Riverside Outfitters and learn how to ride the rapids yourself!

About Elli Morris

Still and motion photographer, kayaker, cyclist, dancer. My video work is very participatory, bringing the viewer right into the action, which is where I like to be as I am a motion machine. I shoot with a Canon 5D Mark III, I shoot with an iPhone, with an iPad, I shoot on the land, in a tree, or through the water - whatever it takes to get the shot.