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During a recent stay in the US Virgin Islands, I was hanging with some good breeze blowing, and at about 27°C, it was warm and tropical. Definitely, no tuques needed!
I could even hear island reggae coming from one of the parties on the beach, which provided the perfect background for a not-so-wintry day on the water.
The protected bay at Magen’s has a very large cove and a beautiful white sand beach. The beach is about 1.2km long, provides a beautiful location for parties and such, and is widely regarded as “the place” to stand up paddle board in the VI.
Cruise ships often schedule excursions there but because it’s a bit challenging to get to easily by car, it’s really more of a locals’ spot, compared to the more tourist-heavy beaches toward the island’s East End.
Magen’s Bay is, indeed, a perfect location for iSUP. In addition to calm water, there’s a jamming little beachside tiki bar. A local iSUP instructor lives nearby, and is usually on the water there, always willing to give advice about his favorite sport.
Magen’s Bay, is one of my favorite places. It’s truly a must for anyone’s bucket-list, so go ahead and add it to yours. Right now.
After a sunshine-y day, sharing the boards, taking turns paddling and listening to the tunes from the tiki bar, it was time to head to the shore for dinner and drinks. After the workout we’d had, we deserved it!
Just as we were walking out the water to call it a day and grab some cold ones, a local chef named Faye Auerbach approached us to see if we could help her out. Faye had driven to the bay with a gourmet meal she needed to deliver to a sailboat anchored out in the harbor. She arrived to discover the sailboat’s dinghy wouldn’t start, leaving her no way to get the meal to her clients.
Faye asked us if it was possible to get the meal to the boat by borrowing one of our paddle boards?
So after grabbing a dry bag for her and securing it to the board, Chef Faye got on the board and headed out to the sailboat.
It worked. She was able to ferry to her clients, make her delivery, and it really saved the sunset.
Man, I wished I had gotten myself an iROCKER Big Blue, because it will hold up to five riders, we all could have headed out to the party!
I made a note to myself: order an iROCKER Big Blue just in case another ferry opportunity arises. Hey this could be a new small business on the island!
Our wonderful island chef was able to get to her customer and save her favorite captain’s sunset sail that evening. Faye not only washed our board down with fresh water when she returned, she very generously rewarded us with a gourmet meal the following night.
When you think about it, an iROCKER ferry for gourmet food delivery is so much cooler than some broken down old dinghy anyway.
Have you done something similar with your iROCKER? Tell us how you saved the day (or the sunset), by using the fields below, we would love to hear about it.