There's An Eerie Glow On The Water

There's an old saying that goes, "There is nothing new under the sun." And maybe it's right. But it doesn't say anything about what new things you might discover beneath the moon - all you need is a little light. Precision Paddleboards has just the thing to light your path — a stand up paddleboard lit from below. If you head to Esplanade Park Friday at 7:30 p.m. for the NightSUP Demo and Launch you can hop aboard and paddle one of these UFOs across the dark waters of the New River. The boards are like fish magnets, attracting teaming sea life to the LEDs lining the bottoms of the stand-up paddle boards. Paddle veterans from Precision Paddleboards will be on hand, so whether you are looking to try something completely new or an expert paddleboarder intrigued by the idea, this free demo ride is for you. Esplanade Park is located on the south side of Southwest Second Street, across the street from the Museum of Discovery and Science in downtown Fort Lauderdale. The ride is from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. so be sure to in plenty of time. Call 877-954-4787 or visit Precision Paddleboards (3305 N. Ocean Blvd., Fort Lauderdale) in advance to make sure they bring enough boards for everyone.
Fri., May 4, 7:30-9:30 p.m., 2012
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Rebecca McBane is the arts and culture/food editor for New Times Broward-Palm Beach. She began her journalism career at the Sun Sentinel's community newspaper offshoot, Forum Publishing Group, where she worked as the editorial assistant and wrote monthly features as well as the weekly library and literature column, "Shelf Life." After a brief stint bumming around London's East End (for no conceivable reason, according to her poor mother), she returned to real life and South Florida to start at New Times as the editorial assistant in 2009. A native Floridian, Rebecca avoids the sun and beach at all costs and can most often be found in a well-air-conditioned space with the glow of a laptop on her face.
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