Professional Paddlers

     The Professional Paddlesports Association held their annual Conference and Tradeshow November 5-8th in Destin, Florida.  As the President of PPA Mike had many responsibilities to attend to while I, the First Lady, wasn’t quite as busy.     

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  We always have a great time visiting and learning during the conference.  Owners of paddlesport businesses from all over the United States gather together to learn and take a look at the industry.  There are guest speakers, classes, award dinners, auctions and a trade show where vendors show us all of their new gear.  The best information is usually found while just hanging out and talking to other people in the business.(I learned this could be done anywhere; on a beach, by the pool, or even while shopping!) 

     We have met many great people through PPA and encourage you to use outfitters and businesses who are members.  You can check out the PPA website to find one near you or your next vacation destination.