STL brothers stand-up paddle board the Current

We have all heard of hiking, kayaking, and canoeing. But has anyone heard of stand-up paddle boarding here in Missouri?

Tom and Mark Malkowicz, brothers in the St. Louis area, recently took an an extraordinary adventure to stand-up paddle board the 104 miles of the Current River inside the Ozark National Scenic Riverways. day-2 cave spring

“We think it is the first time that anyone has attempted this on the Current River,” said Tom, who lives in Maplewood and is a video producer at Washington University.

Mark resides in St. Charles and is a paint technician at a body shop.

The Malkowicz brothers grew up doing all things outdoors, and in their childhood spent a lot of time on the Current River.

“We just recently over the past six months created a website to tell all the stories that we have,” said Tom.

“There is nothing in the world I like more than planning trips, going on trips, and then sharing them with everyone,” said Mark.

Tom and Mark are trying to introduce a new sport here in Missouri — stand-up paddle boarding.

“A couple years ago I went to Washington and spent 10 days climbing the mountain, and a friend and I went paddle boarding for like an hour. It’s a new sport that I haven’t seen here on the river,” said Mark.

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