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Stand Up Paddle Boarding Fail

Occurred on July 13, 2018 / Arizona Salt River, Mesa, Arizona, USA

Info from Licensor: "My friends joined the Hawaiian themed Happy Hour Stand Up Paddle Event at the Salt River. This is a sunset paddle down a very calm part of the river as a part of a much larger group of beginner Stand Up Paddle boarders. A monsoon storm blew through earlier resulting in an amazing sunset and really cool view of Red Mountain from the river. As I saw this, I thought it would be a great video clip to see a couple people paddle boarding on the river with a great sunset behind. My friends both saw my camera and immediately posed. I was trying to get a candid video and asked them to act natural or act normal and just as I said that, my friend, Mike, hit a tree stump sticking out of the water resulting in what you see in the video. Mike was not seriously injured and only had a scrape or two on his hands. He was more concerned about possibly damaging the board he borrowed from me. Mike went back to the lake and river the following Saturday and Sunday with groups of friends and is hooked on Stand Up Paddle boarding regardless of his embarrassing moment."
Location Mesa, Arizona, USA
Occurred Jul-13-2018
Posted By Curtis Van Slyke
Posted On Jul-16-2018