What are the must-haves for a fantastic standup paddleboard adventure on the Deschutes River?

Watch as Chelsea visits Old Mill District retailers and outfitters to prepare for her very first Paddleboarding experience in Bend, Oregon. From Nashelle to the Flip Flop Shop, over to REI and on to Tumalo Creek Kayak and Canoe, Chelsea gets everything she needs and then some.

Video: How to Bend Standup Paddleboard

Are you ready to give standup paddleboarding a go? If so, be sure to head for Riverbend park to paddle the serene Deschutes River through Bend’s Old Mill District! And remember, your #HowToBend tips and questions are always welcome. Simply tag us @OldMillDistrict for comments, responses and rewards.