If you’re looking for something new and fun to do on the water in Buffalo, there is a quick window of paddling opportunities to paddle with the icebergs on Lake Erie. This of course takes some caution and the right gear! With the lake at almost freezing temps you will need a Wetsuit or a Drysuit along with wet suit booties and gloves which you can pick up at local gear shops or dive shop which is not insanely expensive (as low as $240) and can extend your paddling season almost year round. With the right wetsuit or drysuit you can sit in freezing temps for a few hours. Another thing you will need is a Lifejacket and a leash if you’re on a stand-up paddle board. A leash would protect you if any unexpected winds and waves picked up and tossed your from your board, you would be connected to the board and could pull the leash to get you back on your board.
It an incredible experience to be out in conditions that may not look suitable for humans although technology and perseverance has made it possible for us to do so. There is a solitude to paddling around big chunks of ice and seeing the beautiful city skyline and Canada right across the way. My husband and I Paddle Year Round. We even surfed the November Blizzard back in 2015. Some people say we are risking our lives but there are many people around the world who paddle in freezing temps and waters. There are people giving guided paddle tours in Antarctica! Buffalo New York has incredible paddling year round and is underutilized. We want to help provide the information you would need to Extend Your Paddling Season SAFLEY! ENJOY THE COLD WATER! If you have any questions relating to cold water paddling feel free to call us - SUP ERIE ADVENTURES 716-868-2975!
Kevin and Christian are two athletes that love to travel. Follow their adventures as they explore the diverse places and activities they encounter around Western New York and beyond.