Best Thing to Do In the Dark - 2012
Full Moon Stand-Up Paddleboarding
1131 Back Bay Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
In Orange County, the best thing to do in the dark involves getting wet. Hey, get your mind out of the gutter! We're talking about stand-up paddleboarding, better known as SUP. During the day, it's a fun fitness activity, but when the sun goes down, it's a truly magical experience. In the summer, Pirate Coast Paddle Co. hosts Full Moon SUP Parties, in which paddlers of all skill levels can grab equipment and some glow sticks, then glide alongside trained professionals onto the calm, glistening waters of Newport's Back Bay. You never know what you might see along the way—sea life down below, Orion's Belt up above, a hottie straight ahead. After the night's voyage, the party continues with snacks and chatter. Aside from the fact that you may get a little muddy, the event proves that you can have good, clean fun with the lights off.