Eclectic Sun at Lake Jocassee Shares the Love and Gratitude

Eclectic Sun at Lake Jocassee Shares the Love and Gratitude

Eclectic Sun at Lake Jocassee Shares the Love and Gratitude

Happy February! Eclectic Sun at Lake Jocassee wants to share the love and gratitude for the services provided.  So, Eclectic Sun’s owners and staff would like to share our unending gratitude for all our public service-related friends.  Teachers, Firefighters, EMS, Police, Nurses along with our military deserve to be recognized for their service. To celebrate these individuals for their services to our communities and nation, Eclectic Sun is offering a 10% discount to all public service fields. This discount will apply anytime a public service member books a Paddlesports reservation with Eclectic Sun. Just use the discount code SERVICE10 when booking your next adventure with us. Share this with everyone you know in any field that serves to better humanity through their dedication and hard work. Together let us share the love & gratitude for their service!

To make the offer even better, book Monday through Thursday, months of March, April, May, September, October or November, and receive a voucher, when you come, good for an even larger discount on your next rental. Jocassee is the perfect place to enjoy a day of paddling under the Sun with Eclectic Sun.

Eclectic Sun Paddlesports is located in Devils Fork State Park on Lake Jocassee. We are open 7 days a week March 1st through November 30th. You can reserve 24/7 using the reserve button above or on our website https://eclecticsun.com

 

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Types of Paddle Sports – Explored

Types of Paddle Sports – Explored

Types of Paddle Sports – Explored

Eclectic Sun, on beautiful and scenic Lake Jocassee, is Devils Fork State Park’s on-site supplier for all things to do on and around the lake. The “PAVILION” in the day use picnic area of the park is where you will find us. Eclectic Sun is a genuine Surf Shop and Snack-Bar combined. Watersports equipment is available for sale and rent.

Eclectic Sun is here to make your day on the water the best it can be. Whether you’re a Pro or just a Beginner our friendly staff is here to assist you with all your Paddle Sports needs.

Here is a helpful article we found, please let us know if you have any questions.

 

 

 

CANOEING, KAYAKING, AND SUPING

Paddling refers to the group of watersports that require a paddle to propel and steer a vessel through and across the water. Traditionally, two sports have fallen in the category of paddling, that is canoeing and kayaking. Technically speaking, rafting is also a paddlesport, whether river rafting or whitewater rafting. Also, It truly is amazing that after thousands of years of paddling that a relatively new paddlesport is on the scene. We’re talking about SUP, or standup paddleboarding.

While the above utilitarian definition is accurate it doesn’t even scratch the surface of what paddling is to those of us who find our passion floating just inches above the surface of the water. And, while there are many reasons why people paddle one thing is true of all of us. We love to paddle. We live to paddle. Here are descriptions of the sports that make up the category of watersports known as paddling.

 

Canoeing

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Generally speaking, canoes are long slender boats that have raised seats in them. The canoeist sits in the canoe with their legs at about a 90-degree angle. Canoes are propelled with a single-bladed paddle and can be paddled solo or in tandem. While it is generally thought that canoeing is the most serene paddle sport of the bunch, that is actually a misconception. There are racing canoes and there are whitewater canoes. A whitewater canoe can do anything a whitewater kayak can do however it does require a higher degree of skill to do it in a canoe given that a canoeist uses a paddle with only one blade.

Canoeing is a paddle sport that is a tried and true favorite among the outdoor community. They are kept on the shores of camps and weekend getaways to use as a form of recreation. Canoes are often combined with camping trips, fishing outings, and even hunting. And, for years canoes were the rental vessel of choice in state and county parks all over this country.

 

Kayaking

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While kayaking has as ancient of a past as canoeing, it has increased in prominence over the last 20 years. From about the 1990s, kayaking has been known as the fast-growing watersport. Only recently has this unofficial designation been in question as a new form of paddling has emerged.

Like canoes, kayaks are also long and slender. The seats in kayaks, however, are not raised up as they are in canoes. Instead, they are on the floor of the kayak and the legs are out in front. While there are sit-on-top kayaks, most kayaks are sit-in kayaks. This means that the kayaker’s legs actually slide into the kayak. Experienced kayakers use spray skirts that attach them to the kayak and make the inside of the kayak watertight. Among the most popular types of kayaking are sea kayaking, touring kayaking, whitewater kayaking, and recreational or lake kayaking.

 

Standup Paddleboarding

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While standup paddleboarding has its foundations in surfing, as it uses a paddle to propel the board it is technically a paddlesport. While standup paddleboarding seems like a new sport, there is some evidence that it has been around for quite some time, particularly in Hawaii where it originated. It is safe to say that relatively speaking in the paddling world SUP is a recent phenomenon.

There are many types of SUP paddling including surfing, touring, racing, fitness paddling, and SUP Yoga. Believe it or not, there is even whitewater standup paddleboarding. SUP is the latest craze in watersports and has unofficially overtaken kayaking as the fastest growing water sport out there.

 

Article Provided By: ThoughtCo.

 

 

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The Anatomy of a Canoe

The Anatomy of a Canoe

The Anatomy of a Canoe

Eclectic Sun, on beautiful and scenic Lake Jocassee, is Devils Fork State Park’s on-site supplier for all things to do on and around the lake. The “PAVILION” in the day use picnic area of the park is where you will find us. Eclectic Sun is a genuine Surf Shop and Snack-Bar combined. Watersports equipment is available for sale and rent.

Eclectic Sun is here to make your day on the water the best it can be. Whether you’re a Pro or just a Beginner our friendly staff is here to assist you with all your Paddle Sports needs.

Here is a helpful article we found, please let us know if you have any questions.

 

 

THE CANOE

Knowing how to properly refer to the anatomy of a canoe will help you to learn the sport and to communicate with other paddlers as you begin to advance your canoeing proficiency.  Here are the canoe design features and parts that are universally applied to all canoes regardless of the canoeing genre.

  • Bow:  Simply put, the bow is the front of the canoe. This is universal for all boats. So, whether you sit in a motorboat, kayak, and every other type of canoe, the word “bow” means the front.  The pronunciation is the same as in “take a bow” and not like what little girls wear in their hair.
  • Stern: The stern of the canoe is the back of the boat. Same as with the term “bow,” the stern is the universal term for the rear of any boat. In a tandem canoe, one canoeist sits in the bow and one sits in the stern.
  • Starboard Side: The starboard side of the canoe is the right side of the boat.
  • Aft Side: The aft side of the canoe is the left side of the boat.
  • Hull: In the boating world, the hull is the entire body of the boat.  But, kayakers often use the term hull to refer to the bottom of the boat.
  • Keel: The keel on a canoe is a rib-like protrusion on the underside of where the canoe comes to a point both on the bow and the stern.  The keel helps the canoe to track straight through the water.
  • Yoke: The yoke of a canoe is the cross beam in the center of the canoe that connects the starboard and aft sides. It usually has a curved indentation in the center of it that ergonomically fits over the neck of a canoeist.  The yoke then rests on the shoulders of the canoeist when carrying the canoe upside down.
  • Beam: The word beam refers to the width of the canoe at its widest point which is taken at the yoke.
  • Thwart: There are two thwart’s on a canoe, one in the stern and one in the bow. Thwarts are cross-bars that connect the aft and starboard sides of the canoe.  They give rigidity to the canoe as well as provide a canoeist who is kneeling in the boat something to lean against.
  • Gunnel or Gunwale: The gunnel (also called gunwale) is the rim that runs all along the top edge of the canoe.
  • Waterline: The waterline of the canoe is the imaginary line along the canoe that the water comes up to.
  • Freeboard: The freeboard of a canoe is the area of the hull of the canoe that is above the waterline.
  • Draft: A canoe’s draft is the area of the hull of the canoe that is below the waterline.
  • Other Components:  Besides the design of the boat, canoes have other components such as seats, handles, and grab loops.
  • Outfitting: Outfitting refers to anything that allows the canoe to fit to the individual boater. It can be permanently placed or adjustable.  Examples of outfitting are foam and padding for comfort.

The above list really just reflects the basic anatomy of canoes. Each genre of a canoe has its own list of unique components. For instance, whitewater canoes also have tie-downs for float bags. And, the design features even vary from tandem to solo canoes. Obviously, tandem canoes have two seats. But, this basic list gives the basics.

Article Provided By: ThoughtCo.

 

 

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Paddlesports on Lake Jocassee

Paddlesports on Lake Jocassee

Paddlesports on Lake Jocassee

ECLECTIC SUN PADDLESPORTS ON LAKE JOCASSEE

Paddlesports recreation is usually a life-long passion that begins with a casual outing just to have fun with family and friends. Paddlesports include any of the sports of Kayaking, Canoeing, and Stand-Up-Paddleboarding. There is no better place than Lake Jocassee to get started. If you are a beginner or looking for help getting started, Eclectic Sun Paddlesports at Lake Jocassee is here for you.

A world of adventure awaits you. The Lake Jocassee waterways can take you to some stunningly beautiful places. You can take a short- fun canoe trip or spend the whole family vacation exploring the waterfalls and inlets of Lake Jocassee, immersing yourself in the thrills of mother nature. There is never an end to how much wonder and beauty awaits you on Lake Jocassee, starting with a day away on the water.

Whether you are camping out under the stars, watching wildlife from a canoe/kayak or just out for some exercise after a hard week’s work, your options are limitless. The benefits you discover from your engagement with paddlesports can last a lifetime. Paddlesports on Lake Jocassee could be a new beginning for you on your journey or another round of exploring and enjoying the nature that surrounds the lake itself. Canoeing, kayaking, or stand-up paddleboarding are all available at Eclectic Sun Paddlesports to begin your exploration of the waters of Jocassee.

Our friendly staff, here at Eclectic Sun is ready to help you get started on your journey today. All your safety equipment along with paddles and a map are included with all rentals. Any special needs, just let us know.

Give us a call @ 864-944-1191 and let’s get started. Follow us on Facebook or Instagram to see our latest water sports adventure.

 

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Eclectic Sun at Lake Jocassee Shares the Love and Gratitude

Eclectic Sun @ Lake Jocassee 2017

Eclectic Sun @ Lake Jocassee 2017

Eclectic Sun, on beautiful and scenic Lake Jocassee, is Devils Fork State Park’s on-site supplier for all things to do on and around the lake. The “PAVILION” in the day use picnic area of the park is where you will find us. Eclectic Sun is a genuine Surf Shop and Snack-Bar combined. Watersports equipment is available for sale and rent.

Eclectic Sun is here to make your day on the water the best it can be. Whether you’re a Pro or just a Beginner our friendly staff is here to assist you with all your Paddle Sports needs.

Here is a helpful article we found, please let us know if you have any questions.

 

 

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