Photo: Clark Griffiths. (L to R) Stand Up Fitness Founder Brody Welte, Dave Kalama, YOLO Board Co-Founder Jeff Archer and Jupiter Paddleboard's John Denney.

Photo: Clark Griffiths. (L to R) Stand Up Fitness Founder Brody Welte, Dave Kalama, YOLO Board Co-Founder Jeff Archer and Jupiter Paddleboard's John Denney.

St Petersburg, Fla. (September 29, 2010) – Stand Up Fitness announces details of the 1st International Kalama Kamp at Club Med Turkoise in Turks & Caicos from Sunday, November 14th  through Sunday, November 21st, 2010.  Partnering with renowned waterman and Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) pioneer Dave Kalama and Big Blue Unlimited, Kalama Kamp Turks & Caicos is a weeklong SUP adventure retreat featuring private instruction, daily SUP activities and nightly social gatherings.  The all-inclusive (excluding airfare) Kalama Kamp offers the unique opportunity for SUP enthusiasts to explore one of the world's best destinations for watersports while receiving personalized instruction from top SUP industry experts.

"Kalama Kamp Turks & Caicos is providing an incredible opportunity to experience a SUP adventure with one of the greatest watermen of our time in one of the most beautiful locales in the world," added Brody Welte, Founder of Stand Up Fitness. "The camps are adaptable for all skill levels and ages and designed to help you perform to your top potential in both your paddling and professional life."

Kalama Kamp Turks & Caicos will include one-on-one instruction from Kalama, the Hawaiian Big Wave Surfer and Windsurfer who is considered one of the driving forces behind the reemergence of stand up paddling into the watersports arena.  Kalama is also credited with the co-development of tow-in surfing and has appeared in films including Step into Liquid and Riding Giants.  Other instructors include Welte and John Denney of Jupiter Paddleboarding.  The Kalama Kamp concept was initiated by Kalama and fellow Big Wave Surfer Laird Hamilton in 2005 and focuses on the principles of health, fitness and balanced living.  Each camp features distinctive activities catered to its specific location and activities scheduled for Turks & Caicos include a full moon paddle, down winder paddles, a paddleboard snorkel trip to the outer reef and mangroves and light hearted competitions.  The camp is limited to 15 spaces allowing for an intimate, personalized experience.

Club Med Turkoise is an all-inclusive adults only resort located in Turks & Caicos in the British West Indies on the on the northeast of the island of Providenciales.  Flanked by a 12-mile sandy beach with turquoise waters, Club Med Turkoise features elegant guest accommodations, magnificent gardens, a Wellness Centre and on-site restaurants and bars.  Big Blue Unlimited is a private charter diving and eco adventure company serving Turks & Caicos with innovative outdoor activities that showcase the natural beauty and unique landscapes of the island.

Kalama Kamp Turks & Caicos is only the second Kalama Kamp to be offered outside of the Hawaiian Islands and reservations are currently being accepted for this exclusive opportunity.  Rates are $3300 per person for double occupancy and $3600 per person for single occupancy and are all-inclusive excluding airfare.  To reserve space in Kalama Kamp Turks & Caicos, please call 727-902-4294 or email [email protected]

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About Stand Up Fitness

Founded by fitness professional Brody Welte in 2009, Stand Up Fitness is a locally owned multi-dimensional fitness and recreation business serving the St Petersburg, Clearwater and Tampa Bay areas of Florida.  Named 2009 Entrepreneur of the Year by the St. Petersburg Young Professionals, certified personal trainer Welte has introduced the fast growing sport of stand up paddleboarding (SUP) to the Bay area through his specially designed fitness class Paddle Fit.  Paddle Fit is the first-ever SUP-based fitness program to be sanctioned by the American Council on Exercise. Stand Up Fitness offers SUP lessons, board rentals, Paddle Fit classes, Eco Tours, Boot Camps and personal training.  Stand Up Fitness is a proud partner of YOLO Board and an exclusive retailer of YOLO Board products in the Tampa Bay area.  Stand Up Fitness has two retail locations, Kahuna Kai Paddle Shop at 1031 4th Street North in St Petersburg and Kahuna Kai Adventure Center at 1001 Gulf Boulevard in Clearwater.  For more information, visit or call 727-902-4294.