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Some early morning rain will give way to a hot summer day tomorrow. Perfect time to be on the water, and we have an opportunity for you to be on it. Join us for our Intro to SUP Class from 3 - 5 at Olson Lake at Rock Cut. For more info or to register, please visit http://bit.ly/2WzqCx6.#gearupheadout #SUP #getoutside #gorockford
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Posted on June 17, 2021

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Some early morning rain will give way to a hot summer day tomorrow. Perfect time to be on the water, and we have an opportunity for you to be on it. Join us for our Intro to SUP Class from 3 - 5 at Olson Lake at Rock Cut. For more info or to register, please visit http://bit.ly/2WzqCx6.

#gearupheadout #SUP #getoutside #gorockford

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