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Outdoors: Paddleboarding taking off with the rise of SUPfest

 

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

A paddleboard enthusiast and his dog partake in the 2nd Annual SUPfest last Saturday at Bear Paw Lake south of Havre. The SUPfest has quickly become an extremely popular event in the Havre area.

The rise of nontraditional sports has been pretty evident over the last decade or two and this past weekend, out at Bear Paw Lake in Beaver Creek Park, SUPfest, which is basically a celebration of paddle boarding, was held for the second straight year.

However, it did not go without a hitch. The event, which had been planned for some time to take place at Beaver Creek Reservoir, had to be moved at the last minute due to algae in the reservoir and it being closed off the public. Despite the late change of plans, the turnout for the two-day event last Saturday and Sunday was still good accor...



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