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SUPing on the Oklahoma River

by Nate Billings Published: August 13, 2014
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Instructor Eric Pappas, top left, paddles with students during stand up paddleboard lessons on the Oklahoma River in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
Instructor Eric Pappas, top left, paddles with students during stand up paddleboard lessons on the Oklahoma River in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

 

One of the things I enjoy about my job is getting to check out things I might like to try on my own. On Saturday, I photographed a stand up paddleboard class on the Oklahoma River. It looked like a lot of fun. It convinced me that I’ll have to try SUP on one of my days off.

 

 

 

Julie Cayouette, front, and Whitney Ingram paddle during stand up paddleboard lessons on the Oklahoma River in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
Julie Cayouette, front, and Whitney Ingram paddle during stand up paddleboard lessons on the Oklahoma River in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

 

Gena Timberman paddles under the bridge for Lincoln Blvd. during stand up paddleboard lessons on the Oklahoma River in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
Gena Timberman paddles under the bridge for Lincoln Blvd. during stand up paddleboard lessons on the Oklahoma River in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

 

Instructor Eric Pappas with Flat Tide, left, talks with student Whitney Ingram during stand up paddleboardlessons on the Oklahoma River in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. Flat Tide has partnered with OKC Riversport to offer SUP lessons. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
Instructor Eric Pappas with Flat Tide, left, talks with student Whitney Ingram during stand up paddleboardlessons on the Oklahoma River in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. Flat Tide has partnered with OKC Riversport to offer SUP lessons. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

 

-Nate Billings

by Nate Billings
Photographer
Nate Billings never planned to become a photojournalist. He took pictures as a hobby growing up and worked as an assistant for his father, a commercial still and video photographer, but chose to study English Literature in college. Billings did...
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