- Author: Celeste Sepessy
- Category: Lifestyle
- Issue: Mar 2012
Our splendid spring weather is a wastin’. So lose the laptop, smear on the sunblock, find your flip-flops and...
Stand-Up Paddle Boarding
Chad Brockman has been riding waves for 50 years. And while Arizona’s manmade-lake scene can’t quite compare to the tides
of Brockman’s native Hawaii, he’s adjusted well. Brockman is one of Arizona’s pioneers in stand-up paddle boarding, which utilizes a hardwood board and a paddle to glide across water. He makes custom boards and holds Saturday lessons ($45 for 2.5 hours) at the Lake Pleasant Harbor Marina (602-396-8159, gostanduppaddle.com).
“This is the best full-body, low-impact workout that you can do outside with a smile,” Brockman says. First-timers may want to test the tamer waters at Tempe Town Lake (see previous page) with Tempe Town Lake Rentals (72 W. Rio Salado Parkway, 480-303-9803, boats4rent.com/tempe-town-lake).
Melrose Street Fair
The Melrose District has always been ahead of the CenPho curve, especially in the realm of pedestrian-friendly shopping. With blocks of vintage shops, eclectic boutiques and homegrown restaurants, this bowed section of