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What a great 2017 season full of kids camps, leagues, socials and more!

2017 Tega Cay Adult SUP League

For 2017 paddleboarding will venture into the community offering SUP events in conjunction with the City of Tega Cay’s Park & Recreation department The Goat Boater, Lake Wylie Paddleboarding will be offering an Adult SUP League this summer beginning June 7th.  The league season lasts 13 weeks and will meet every Wednesday @ 6pm @ the Tega Cay Beach & Swim Club.  For More Details & To Register Click Here

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Paddleboard Lake Wylie

The Goat Boater, Lake Wylie Paddleboarding enthusiasts took part in this year’s Tega Cay Polar Plunge on Lake Wylie. The event took place at the Beach & Swim Center in Tega Cay and raised over $12,000 for the Special Olympics in SC. The Polar Plunge was organized and put together by the Tega Cay Police Department. A big thanks to community volunteers for helping make the day go off without any hiccups and to The Tega Cay Fire Department who spent the day handing out a great lunch to everyone. The Goat Boaters paddled just shy of a two mile paddle through Niven’s Creek to make it in time for the plunge then took off on their boards for another two miles post plunge paddleboard on Lake Wylie. Participating in local charity events and fundraisers is part of the Goat Boater culture. We want to be a part of this community and give of our time and efforts to make changes in the lives of others. The next event The Goat Boaters will take part in is a bi-monthly shoreline sweep via paddleboard. The Lake Wylie shoreline clean up will be a volunteer effort organized by The Goat Boaters. For more information please give us a call and check out our website to learn more about us and our upcoming events. www.TheGoatBoater.com

The Goat Boater Purpose

Unleashing the passion, adventure and synergy within the paddle-board enthusiast.

The Goat Boater Purpose:  Our purpose it to provide the tools that challenge the mind and body of our community to grow and develop their love of paddle-boarding.

Goat Boater Values:  Adventure, Making A Difference, Adding Value, Passion, Personal Growth & Development, Physical Challenge, Quality Relationships, Synergy

Our Values Defined

Adding Value:  to the community by allowing individuals to be creative in nature in turn adding merit to ones live and fostering health and a deeper connection to the soul.

Adventure:  Allowing all to learn by adventure and discover different avenues of wellness through board sports.

Making A Difference:  by being part of the community and working together to create positive changes in the environment, within ourselves and within society as a whole through public service and organized charity events.

Passion:  Exhibiting passion by bringing a drive to succeed, energy to accomplish great things, a fun loving spirit, truth, vitality and soul into the business each day.

Personal Growth & Development:  Always continuing to grow our knowledge and develop our passion for board sports in order to adapt to change and act as a leader in our area providing an intelligent, focused vision for the company.

Physical Challenge:  Teaching others how to integrate the mind, body and spirit through different avenues of physical challenge involving boards.

Quality Relationships:  are the key to our future.  We encourage trust, love, respect, humility and connection with others.  We are open to creating new, lasting relationships with our community.

Synergy:  We strive to exhibit great synergy through unity, teamwork and congruency.

How Did This Happen – Blog Post

Let me say this…  I just have this huge addiction to boards whether it be a surf board, paddle board, skate board, snow board, knee board, wake board and so forth, I just want one and I want to know everything about it.  I don’t even have to know how to ride one, but I still want to know everything about the board.  The ins and outs, mechanics, how it moves, feels, looks, etc…  Not many people get to experience the lake life therefore I consider my days on the water a surreal blessing.  I never made it very far on water skis, but board sports were a different story.  I’m not the traditional poster child for board sports, but I do know a thing or two about water sports and how to make the best decisions when it comes to investing in a board that you may not necessarily intend on going pro on.   The knee board was the first board I ever rode maybe sometime around the year 1986.  Followed by a slew of other boards since then.  My passion for the surf board begain in my mid twenties.  For the first time ever I was introduced to surfing.  The excitement, adrenaline and intenisty of which a surfer made the board move through water captivated me.  The first surf board I ever took to riding was a typical surf school “soft” board, essentially a thick Polyethylene skin wrapped around the deck and rail of the board, combined with a soft slick flat bottom surface, extra thick and wide from nose to tail with a size of somewhere between 8′ and 9′.  Easiest board I’ve ever ridden, hands down.  The board’s buoyant factor allowed me to get up on the first try and it felt as though all I had to do was let the board do the work.  Great board for the person who doesn’t intend on falling in love with the sport and is only going to ride maybe once a year.  Since then, I spent some time living on the coast gaining an introduction to a different type of beginner board or two.  A board that is suitable for the lifestyle of a beginner surfer.  Following my time on the coast, I traveled to Costa Rica, then Australia and other surf friendly locales around the world.  This is when I learned a thing or two about board size, rocker, fins and surf conditions.  When I came home after two and half years of travel I purchased my first board.  It was a hybrid of sorts.  Surf board meets stand-up paddle board.  TBC…  Want to know more about my favorite boards?  Whether beginner, intermediate or advanced check out my paddleboard favs!

My first board, the Riviera Nugg 9’2″