Paddle Boarding in San Diego

San Diego is the perfect place for paddle boarding. Its many lagoons and bays provide miles of flat water for stand up paddle boarding and other paddle sports. Here are our top three spots for paddle boarding in San Diego.    San Diego Bay This bay is located adjacent to the heart of downtown San Diego. There are many attractions along the bay including the Midway Naval Ship. Paddling this bay provides beautiful views of the city and Coronado Island to the West. The bay is known for being a bit crowded, so be aware of your surroundings at all times. Find paddle rentals near San Diego Bay HERE.   Mission Bay Mission Bay is also located mere minutes away from downtown San Diego and is famous for its 27 miles of shoreline. This bay expands over 4,600 acres with warm and calm water which is perfect for paddle boarding. There are...

Are the Colorado Outdoors Open?

We are living in weird times to say the least. You may be wondering, are the Colorado outdoors open?   As Coloradans begin to slowly emerge from quarantine, we face a difficult task in deciphering rules from county to county and simply figuring out what is open. Even when trying to explore the outdoors one may run into restrictions. Here at Gearo, we strive to get as many people outside as possible. Thus, hikers, campers, bikers, and paddlers need not look any further! Below is our comprehensive guide as to what is open, outdoor recreation wise, in Colorado.    General Advice  Depending on the location of the adventure, different rules apply to each county’s COVID response. When planning your adventure, we recommend checking this map provided by the governor’s office which shows which counties have opened their public...

Great Kayak Destinations Near Honolulu

Kayaking is one of the best ways to explore the island of Oahu. It doesn’t require much experience and allows you to venture among the beautiful waters around the island. Most kayaking spots are well within a reasonable distance from Honolulu. Below are our recommendations for great kayak destinations near Honolulu!   Kaneohe Bay Sandbar (Best Natural Attraction) The Kaneohe Bay Sandbar is located about a mile offshore and is a super fun area to explore by kayak. One can only reach the sandbar by boat. Kayakers can launch their kayaks in the bay and then paddle the mile to the sandbar. Once there, kayakers can explore the many reefs surrounding the sandbar or have a picnic in the sand. Make sure you bring reef-friendly sunscreen! There is no shade out on the sandbar!   Anahulu River (Best River Kayaking) The Anahulu River is...

Boat & Paddle at Lake Tahoe

Spending the day on the pristine waters of Lake Tahoe is close to heaven on earth. The freshwater lake located on the border of Nevada and California covers almost 200 square miles. If you are looking to get out on the water, whether it is on a motorized boat or paddle sports, we are here to help! Here is our guide to boat and paddle at Lake Tahoe.   Beaches  There are 40 public beaches located along the shores of Lake Tahoe that are perfect locations for paddle sports. You can find an interactive map of them all at  Tahoe Public Beaches. With so many to choose from, planning your day on the water may seem a little overwhelming. Below are 5 of our favorite public beaches to help you narrow your search.   William-Kent Shoreline  This beach is located two miles south of Tahoe City, CA. It is a wooded setting with picnic tables, a...

Top Kayak Escapes Near Denver

There is nothing quite like a day out on the water. From a relaxing paddle to maneuvering through whitewater rapids, Colorado is the perfect place to stay afloat.  Here are our picks for the top kayak escapes near Denver and the corresponding local retailers to help you get started!    Calm Water: Top Kayak Escapes Near Denver For a Relaxing Paddle   Dillon Reservoir: Dillon, CO Located around 1 hour and 20 minutes from Denver, this reservoir boasts beautiful views as it is completely surrounded by mountains. There are a multitude of activities available along its shores, and is a perfect location for a scenic kayak cruise.    Bear Creek Reservoir: Lakewood, CO Less than 30 minutes away from Denver, Bear Creek Reservoir is an amazing metro getaway. The park itself offers camping, trails, and beach access....

Adventures Near Honolulu

There is something magical about the white sandy beaches and tropical landscapes of the island of Oahu. Honolulu, the state’s capital, is perfectly situated with easy access to all the island has to offer. Whether you are looking for a relaxing day at the beach or an adrenaline filled jungle expedition, Oahu has something for every adventurer. Here are our favorite adventures near Honolulu!   Kaneohe Bay Sandbar    This attraction is only 30 minutes away from downtown Honolulu. The Kaneohe Bay Sandbar is located about a mile offshore and is a super fun area to explore by kayak, SUP, or boat. One can only reach the sandbar by water. Adventurers can launch their vessels in the bay and then travel a mile to the sandbar. Once there, you can explore the many reefs surrounding the sandbar or have a picnic in the sand. Make sure you...

Best Paddle Boarding Spots Near Denver

Denver is a surprisingly great place for stand up paddleboarding. Even though it has a considerably dry climate, there are many bodies of water all over the state to explore by SUP. Whether you are an avid paddler or wanting to try for the first time, Denver is a great place for both. Here are our picks for the best paddle boarding spots near denver!    Chatfield State Park Located a little over 30 minutes away from downtown, Chatfield is a local go-to for watersports. The main reservoir is open to motorized boats and can get a bit busy on the weekends. Paddleboarding along the shore of the main reservoir is possible for the more advanced paddler, but the adjacent reservoir just south is great for beginners and children.    Union Reservoir Nature Area This reservoir is a great location for paddlers from both the Denver and...

Top 3 SUP Spots in Honolulu

Shipwreck & Reef Diving | Honolulu, Hawaii
Paddleboarding is one of the most beautiful and impressive sports out there, but it can be extremely intimidating at first. Between the waves, the board, the paddle and staying afloat, there is a lot to think about. Gearo is here to help you find the best beaches to help you get out in the waves safely! Here are our top three SUP spots in Honolulu.    Canoes at Waikiki Beach  Waikiki Beach is arguably the most famous beach on the island of Oahu. Located near the heart of downtown Honolulu, the beach provides sandy entrances and warm waters. Canoes is located near the beach entrance and is famous for the traditional canoes that often occupy its waters. The long, gentle break makes it perfect for paddleboarding. The only downside to this ideal location is the crowds. Because it is located near all the famous resorts, Waikiki is...

COVID-19 Resources for Outdoor Retailers

The outbreak of COVID-19 has left people and businesses alike overwhelmed and concerned about the future. While it is important to focus on social distancing and flattening the curve, it is also crucial to think long-term. The government and various companies are acting quickly to launch programs to help people and business owners access the resources they need to keep moving forward.  That leaves us wondering what programs are available, and what am I eligible to apply for? It can be confusing to find, sort through, and understand what is being offered. Gearo broke down various programs that are most relevant to small businesses with highlights of key features. Here’s a list of COVID-19 resources for outdoor retailers to check out:    Business Loans, Grants and Programs Disaster Assistance (SBA) The SBA’s Economic...

Gearo Launches COVID-19 Relief Program

Gearo; a curated outdoor gear marketplace and software platform, announced today that their software platform will be free for outdoor retailers for the next six months as a part of their COVID-19 Relief Program. Gearo’s software, Gearo Automator, empowers outdoor retailers to manage their rentals online with booking capabilities. It also has the functionality to manage e-commerce businesses as well as services. Gearo Automator works with the Gearo network of retailers to enhance their customers’ booking experience. With the current COVID-19 circumstances taking its toll on the outdoor industry, Gearo rolled out a relief program to support retailers during this time with curbside pickup and delivery automation. “Our goal since day one has been to increase our retailer’s revenue. Now more than ever that goal is our focus and we all...