Robyn Bell

Hometown: Calgary, AB

Why I love to SUP and how I discovered it…
I first discovered SUP in 2012 when I was living in the Georgian Bay area. Back then it was really fun just to get out on the crystal clear water and get away from the busy beaches. What I most enjoy about it now is the diversity that the sport can offer. I can get out for a social paddle on flatwater with friends, a SUP yoga sesh or an adreniline-pumping river run. Plus I have met some of the most fantastic people on my SUP adventures!

The body of water you’ll most likely find me on…
I like to take advantage of Banff National Park, a short drive from Calgary. The Bow River has some really nice, scenic stretches that are great for learning the ins and outs of River SUP. I’ve also been known to frequent Two Jack Lake.

Which boards I’m riding? …
The Radito on the river and Carbon Nass for longer day/overnight trips. They’re really going to round out my quiver this year and take my paddling to the next level!

My next dream paddling adventure is…
So many! The Bowron Lake circuit is high on my bucket list. It’s a 116 km chain of lakes,
normally completed in 6-10 days. I’m going to take on a few smaller trips first but hope
to complete it in 2019!

What I do when I am not paddling?
Hiking, camping, climbing, cooking and trying not to kill my houseplants.

Social Media:
Instagram: @robynintherockies


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