Hometown: Fort Collins, CO
Why I love to SUP and how I discovered it… I’ve been paddling as long as I can remember (canoeing, sea kayaking, whitewater kayaking) but finally got Into SUP after years of whitewater kayaking just stopped feeling intuitive and needed a way to still get on the river. I love SUP because it allows me to feel apart of the water and my surroundings.
The body of water you’ll most likely find me on…
River: Cache La Poudre River
Flatwater: Horsetooth Reservoir
Which boards I’m riding? Which one is my favorite? … I ride the Hala Nass when I’m on Flatwater and I ride the Atcha 86 on the river. If I had to choose one it’s the Nass because it’s the all purpose adventuring and touring model that can get me in deep wilderness locations.
My next dream paddling adventure is…
1) The opening of the Fort Collins Whitewater Park in 2018
2) Paddling the Border Route of the Boundary Water Canoe Area unsupported
3) Taking a group of eager students to the Big Island of Hawaii to study Biomimicry and learn to SUP in the ocean
What I do when I am not paddling? When not paddling I teach science to young minds and leading students in adventure at Polaris Expeditionary Learning School in Fort Collins. In addition to sharing knowledge adventures with students, I spend time finding new ways of adventuring and paddleboarding with her 4 year old and husband. When not skiing a line on Cameron Pass, trail running, or mountain biking, I tends to her 2 acre farm and bees in Northwest Fort Collins.
*Because I’m a teacher… it might be a little hard to find me because of privacy settings… let me know if you have trouble and I can help.
Vimeo: School related account: https://vimeo.com/sarahbayer
Personal Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/user10303265