Mountain Niceness Moment of the Week


You have to love fall in the Mountains!  Have a great weekend on the water.

SUP The Mag Feature

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Beyond stoked to have a few images published in the new SUP The Mag.  This is my first SUP double spread.  The article is  about my favorite paddle spot- Redfish Lake.  These great images were taken by Ray Gadd .

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Fall SUP Gear Essentials

Photo: Cody Haskell

Photo: Cody Haskell

Its has been an amazing sup season and you don’t want it to end yet right?  All you need is few key pieces of gear to keep you paddling till ski season.  Living in the mountains offers lots of different weather and temperatures.  Here is a list of gear I am that I found to work the best from board to apparel and accessories.


Clothes- I love all the NRS gear.  The NRS HydroSkin is the ultimate immersible base layer. Stretchy, comfortable HydroSkin 0.5 neoprene material gives you just the right amount of warmth for cool days and cool water without feeling bulky or restrictive.  I am comfortable using these layers in the mornings when temps are in the 20′s and when I finish it is in the 60′s.


3.2 neprene keeps the feet comfortable.  On the extra cold days or water I add the hydroskin socks too.

3.2 neprene keeps the feet comfortable. On the extra cold days or water I add the hydroskin socks too.

My go to for shorts and layering is Mammut   They simply make the best outdoor gear on the planet.


Glasses-Smith Dockside

The new Dockside is designed to optimize the ChromaPop true color experience plus polarized!  I’ve been rocking Smith shades forever and these are my favorite.  I love the nice full coverage and how no glare comes in the sides.


Board – Bic 14′ Tracer-Grand Master


The brand new 14′ Bic SUP Tracer has been conceived for Race and Touring.  This board is designed for top class glide and speed, but also top comfort and stability when the water gets rough.  Guaranteed great performance and easy handling in all kind of conditions.


Photo: Cody Haskell

Photo: Cody Haskell

BicSUP_BoardBag_12-6_HD_Detail_pagaieBoard Bag- The bags work great for when we are camping and keeping the boards from being frozen over in the morning.  Plus they protect your boards from minor dings and heat damage with the tailored board bags. Designed to perfectly fit boards, the bags are constructed using extremely durable and heat resistant PolyPro fabric, contain heavy duty zips, padded shoulder strap and are ideal for day trips and general board storage.

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See ya on the water!

Danny Walton

Sun Valley Paddleboard Co.




Fall SUP Niceness

Wow!  The indian summer keeps rolling on here in beautiful Idaho!  Feeling the jones to get on the water but only having limited time I hit the Sun Valley pond.  It is small but you can bang out some laps and practice some techniques etc. I was lucky enough to link up with Photographer Cody Haskell .  Enjoy these fall sup shots from Idahome.

So stoked to be part of the Bic SUP family.  Loving the new 14' Tracer Grand Master!

So stoked to be part of the Bic SUP family. Loving the new 14′ Tracer Grand Master!



Reggae in the Mountains~July 10th



KETCHUM, IDAHO—Save the Date for Rock ‘n’ Reggae on Thursday, July 10, 4-10 p.m. in Ketchum Town Square. Celebrating seven years as part of Reggae in the Mountains presented by Mountain Niceness Productions, Rock ‘n’ Reggae is part of the only reggae festival in Idaho.

Rock ‘n’ Reggae will begin at 4 p.m. opening with Matt Cifrese followed by the Paul Tillotson Trio and The Sheep Bridge Jumpers with Don Carlos headlining the festival. Valley entertainers Matt Cifrese, the Paul Tillotson Trio and The Sheep Bridge Jumpers join Don Carlos for an evening of folk, jazz, rock and reggae.

Rock ‘n’ Reggae is also pleased to announce KECH/KSKI radio stations as the official stage sponsor for the event. More than 800 people attend Mountain Niceness Production concerts, which have occurred twice year for the past seven years to celebrate world cultures united through reggae and other live music genres.

Pre-sale tickets are available for purchase to avoid the long lines. Tickets are $20 until July 9 and $25 day of show. Kids under 10 are free. Rock ‘n’ Reggae will also offer group rate tickets at a special pre-sale discount.

VIP, “Very Irie People,” tickets are $100 with access the Rock ‘n’ Reggae VIP sponsor’s tent with VIP parking, chic décor, no host bar, food, servers, swag and shade. To win a VIP, “Very Irie People,” pass, tag yourself in the picture on the Mountain Niceness Productions Facebook page and don’t forget to RSVP while browsing through Mountain Niceness Productions Facebook page to win great gear.

Tickets are available at Atkinsons’ markets in Ketchum and Hailey and Johnny G’s Subshack, the lululemon Sun Valley showroom and Peaks & Perks in Stanley.

To purchase tickets online, visit: For updates, visit and follow Reggae in the Mountains on Facebook at Mountain Niceness Productions. Proceeds from the bar sales will benefit the Idaho Social Learning Center’s scholarship fund. For press inquires, images and sponsorship opportunities, email Sabina Dana Plasse at

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Mountain Niceness Moment of the Week

Photo: Cody Haskell

Photo: Cody Haskell

Focus Magazine

Stoked to be Focus Magazine with Nesta!  Thanks Ray Gadd for the shots!



Mountain Niceness ~ Moment of the Week


Good to spend some time in the Sawtooths with the Sun Valley Trekking Crew!

New Mountain Khakis Catalog

I am super stoked to be in the new Mountain Khakis catalogue with my main man Nesta.  The photo was taken last fall by Ray Gadd  http://rayjgadd.500px.c  at Silver Creek.  Looking forward to a great paddleboard season!  There are so many great places to paddle around Idaho!  But first we must ski more powder!!!


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Jon Mancuso Photography

Tuesday was a classic Sun Valley day!  Blue skies,fresh blower snow and empty lift lines. Great time skiing with Jon Mancuso.  Enjoy these images from Jon and be sure to check out his sweet site

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