I was recently contacted by Pittsburgh Things (www.pittsburghthings.com) to find out about stand up paddle boarding. So I meet up with Derek and Roxanne at North Park Lake. This is a great lake for beginners and experts. After meeting them Roxanne informed me that she is not a good swimmer and a bit nervously. I assured her that she would be fine and gave a safety lesson and paddling instruction on land. Both Roxanne and Derek did great. You can see and read more on www.pittsburghthings.com. Please give us a 5 star rating. Drop me a line to find out which board is best for you.