Standup for Women: Camp Crystal Kai empowers you to paddle & live life more fully

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Here at Standup Journal online, we want to celebrate and empower women in standup paddling. We don’t need you to have a perfect ‘beach body’, or be an amazing athlete, but we DO want you to show up as beautiful, authentic YOU.

BIC Sup ambassadors Casi Rynkowski and Anna Levesque have created a unique paddling experience for women at Camp Crystal Kai.  In this camp, ALL participants are encouraged to celebrate themselves AS THEY ARE and come together to shine.  This is the true experience that women paddling together brings.

Camp Crystal Kai:  A standup paddling camp for women

The beauty of Camp Crystal Kai is that it is an open experience and supportive environment for a wide range of paddlers.  This Camp offers progressive paddling instruction so that each camper’s needs are met.

Camp Crystal Kai is about “creating a supportive environment for women to push their limits, step out of their comfort zone and do things they never thought they could or maybe they’ve never done before.” – Anna Levesque, Co-Coordinator & author of Yoga for Paddling

Set along North Carolina’s Crystal Coast, Camp Crystal Kai is aimed at getting more women outdoors, exploring the myriad facets of standup paddling and promoting a healthy lifestyle.

“You don’t have to look a certain way, be a certain age or have a certain skill level to be a part of the standup paddleboard community.   A little bit of passion and a sense of adventure will get started.  Camp Crystal Kai shows you how.”  – Casi Rynkowski, Co-Coordinator

Open to all ages and ranges of paddlers, this gathering of feminine souls coming together on the water is an experience you won’t forget.

For more info:

Standup for Women:  an online Forum for YOU!

If YOU are interested in finding like-minded women who SUPPORT one another in paddling, check out Standup Journal’s new online FORUM:  Standup for Women.

The conversations here range from GEAR for GALS, to ROADBLOCKS to PADDLING that are specific for women.  Have a question you’ve been afraid to ask?  Here is a great place to put it out there.  Come on BOARD!

Sign up for the website:  Link is HERE.  And then join the ongoing discussion FOR WOMEN by WOMEN here at Standup Journal online!  We’d love to have you!

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Evelyn O’Doherty
Evelyn O'Doherty, owner & publisher of the new Standup Journal 2.0, worked her way up the ranks in the world of stand up paddling. A former surfer gone rogue, Evelyn stepped onto a SUP for the first time in 2009 when a plaguing neck injury kept her out of the water from surfing. Discovering the core benefits and expanded perspective on the water that stand up paddling brings, Ev immediately was hooked. She became a strong SUP racer in the North East and a year-round SUP surfer, gathering multiple top brand sponsorships including becoming a team rider for Starboard SUP and a national ambassador for Kialoa, as well as celebrating all aspects of the sport with additional brand ambassadorships including lululemon athletica, Clif Bar, Cobian, Kaenon & Indo Board. Her love of watersports and commitment to advocacy in preserving our marine environments led to a short film made with The Nature Conservancy as part of their Clean Water initiatives on Long Island, NY, called "A New Perspective". Evelyn just keeps paddling. Today, she's stepped up to take over the helm at Standup Journal after having worked for the magazine for 2 years as senior online editor. Her dedication and belief in the power of print to immerse readers in the watersports they love even if they don't have access to the water in a daily existence plus a powerful desire to spotlight the amazing people doing rad sh*t on the water is what drives her vision for Standup Journal 2.0. Evelyn welcomes the conversation about how to make the magazine benefit as many people as possible and encourages feedback, letters to the editor and communication at . Now, as owner/publisher for Standup Journal., Evelyn continues to live in East Hampton NY where she has daily access to the water. When the swell is working, you can find her in Montauk rattling around in her Ford Ranger surfboards hanging out the back headed for points East.