What do Island Guides do all summer? Much of the same only different. As a seasonal watersports junkie I spend half the year in Belize and the other half in Idaho and the Northwest. I’m generally paddling whitewater in a kayak but as of the last few summers have started experimenting with SUPs on whitewater rivers. This summer I’ve stepped it up a few notches in difficulty. We have had such a great water year that I just started running bigger stuff than normal right off the bat. I Was able to grab some first descents this year. Here are a few shots from the first descent of the Canyon section of the South Fork of the Payette.