Morro Bay – July 2011

Had a nice, although short, trip to Morro Bay.  It was another shake out trip for the Beach Hut.  Although it was foggy in the mornings, did manage to get to a great SUP session in around the harbor and a then a paddle surfing session just north of the rock.  Also spent an afternoon walking down Embarcadero Street and looking at the shops and eateries.  Had Cooper in tow and he even got a biscuit at the Dog House.

We stayed at the Morro Dunes RV Park.  We had a great view of the rock from our camp site.  And, we were just yards from the dunes and beach.  We even had a friend from high school and friends from Pismo Beach visit.  That made the trip that much more special.

We keep adding to the deco.  This trip had the photo blocks spelling out “Hut” finding its spot and the poster in the kitchen that gives it a feeling of having a window with  view was “hung”.  The flip flop awning lights really made a statement!

Central Coast Standup Paddling

If you are into Standup Paddle Boarding in Morro Bay, CA, This is the place.  Central Coast Standup Paddling is located on the water in Morro Bay at 501 Embarcadero, and whether it is rentals, tours, sales or just having fun you are into, I highly recommend you visit CCSP and owner Matt Hudgens.

 

They do monthly free demos (different reps are always there so there’s lots of new boards to see and try; recently they had a Starboard Surf demo, a Coreban demo, a PSH Progressive demo, and have Angulo demo’s monthly.) They also host weekly social paddles on Thursday nights, and are hosting the Central Coast Summer Race Series. The other event they do is the Jesse King Memorial Race, which has so far raised nearly $3000 for the Morro Bay and Cayucos Junior Guard programs. Matt has proved that they are committed to building both the SUP community in SLO County as well as community in general.

I had a great (but foggy session on Friday early morning around the harbor.  Parked at CCSP and launch right from there.


Matt has a very unique service.  Rent his gondola (for 2) and have Matt take you on a harbor cruise to the beaches or a very romantic sunset cruise (don’t you love the flowers?).  You will not find this experience anywhere else!

Hope you can make it up sometime to check out the shop…if you’re into SUP they are the place.  Open daily and stocking Starboard, Angulo, Pau Hana, Surftech, Werner, Quickblade, Kialoa, and lots more! Check out their blog too….http://centralcoastsup.wordpress.com/