standup paddleboards State urges spring boaters to take safety courses (and wear a life vest) By Bellamy Pailthorp • Apr 6, 2021 Bellamy Pailthorp / KNKX Listen Listening... / 1:12 Spring has sprung, many people are now vaccinated and there’s renewed excitement to get outdoors. The pandemic has again led to a surge in outdoor recreation as people look for safe things to do in the open air. Audacious, Adventurous Or Just Nutty? Racing To Alaska On Stand-up Paddleboards Listen Listening... / You probably have seen standup paddleboarders along your local shoreline. But can you imagine paddling one of those boards for 750 miles up the Inside Passage to Alaska?