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This week on Facing Waves: Paddling the Florida Keys

March 2015 – Heliconia is pleased to announce the premiere showing of the second episode of Season 3 of Facing Waves. Episode 2: Paddling the Florida Keys premieres this Monday, March 30th at 6:30 p.m. ET on Universal Sports Network. 


In this episode of Facing Waves, world-renowned stand up paddler and BIC SUP athlete Nikki Gregg takes viewers to the sparkling waters and the vibrant tropical lifestyle of the Florida Keys and Key West. Viewers will be treated to a breathtaking journey as Nikki tours the mangroves by paddleboard, and tries her hand at SUP yoga with Tara McCabe of Lazy Dog Adventures. Viewers are then taken on a saltwater kayak fishing and lobstering adventure with Bill Keogh of Big Pine Kayak Adventures.

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Facing Waves is the first and only paddlesports TV series of its kind. Each 30-minute episode showcases the world’s top stand up paddling, sea kayaking, whitewater paddling, canoeing, and/or rafting destinations. To showcase your top paddling destination or brand, contact Brendan at 613.582.7154 or



About Facing Waves: The Facing Waves television series is now in its 3rd season. Broadcast on Outside Television, Universal Sports Network, and The Nautical Channel, Facing Waves reaches one of the most sought after demographics in the adventure travel world: active, affluent, and educated professionals who love traveling and the outdoors. To showcase your top paddling destination or brand as a Facing Waves episode sponsor, contact Brendan at 613.582.7154 or

About Heliconia: Since World Champion kayaker Ken Whiting founded the company in 1998, Heliconia has been a leader in outdoors media production. Heliconia produces 5 outdoor television series that air on NBC Sports, Universal Sports Network, Outside Television, and The World Fishing Network. See all of Heliconia’s work at, or follow along on Facebook at

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