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Sunset at Gilchrist Park
One of the first people to bring paddleboarding to Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach, Paige is used to doing things her own way. As the owner of Hooked on SUP (stand-up paddleboarding), she loves introducing visitors and locals to the beauty of the area’s waters. It’s the connection with nature, being within a few inches of fish, dolphins, and other wildlife, that makes paddleboarding and kayaking one of Paige’s biggest passions. Educating visitors on enjoying and preserving our natural environment is her other passion, and it was the area’s incredible outdoors that brought her from Georgia to Florida’s Charlotte Harbor Gulf Island Coast.
Credit: Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach Visitor & Convention Bureau