Drew Dickson, owner of Napa Valley Paddle, located inside Napa River Velo, gets a far away look when asked what makes paddle boarding so appealing.  “You get a sense of freedom on a board. Just you, the board, and the water. It’s a strong connection to the tides and wind.”


Dickson fully appreciates being so close to the Napa River. “We’re fortunate to have the river environment in our backyard. No better way to experience it than riding the tides on a stand up paddle board.”

Read more: “Napa Valley Paddle” by Craig Smith, Napa Valley Market Place, August 2017