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Take a stand up paddleboarding trip on Kincaid Lake

Have you ever wanted to take a stand up paddleboarding trip on a picturesque lake?

Well, you’re in luck!  Lafayette outdoors retailer Pack and Paddle is hosting a stand up paddleboarding trip on Kincaid Lake on Sunday, September 22.

Hawaiian Origins

Store owner John Williams explains stand up paddleboarding originated in Hawaii and is known as “Hoe he’e nalu” in the Hawaiian language.

Williams says the sport gives paddlers “a higher viewpoint, a strong ‘core’ workout, and a fun new way to explore our waterways.”

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Source: Pack and Paddle

“Hidden Gem” of Louisiana’s paddleboarding venues

Williams describes Kincaid Lake as the “hidden gem” of Louisiana paddleboarding.

The reservoir lake has sandy beaches for launching and lots of open and clear water to explore on paddleboards.

The trip on Kincaid Lake is perfect for beginner level paddleboarders.

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A way for beginners to experience stand up paddleboarding

Participants will meet up at Pack and Paddle at 7 a.m. on September 22 and then caravan to Kincaid Lake, about 20 minutes west of Alexandria.

If you live closer to Alexandria you can meet the group and the boat launch.

Pack and Paddle guide Rachel Adams will give some basic paddleboarding instruction before the group heads out to explore the beautiful reservoir.

After the paddle, a healthy lunch will be provided by Pack and Paddle.

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The cost of the trip is $59. Pack and Paddle will provide the paddleboards and necessary gear.

Detailed instructions will be emailed to participants after they register for the trip.

To get tickets for the class visit:

What To Bring

Participants are asked to wear comfortable clothing, water, shoes that can get wet and will grip on the board, and sunscreen.

Participants must be at least 12 years old. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent that is also signed up for the trip.

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