Standup Paddle Boarding


Retailers, Rentals, Resorts, and SUP Trainers

Find where you can buy, rent, take a lesson and also get a fitness workout on our a SUP board.

Charles River Canoe & Kayak
2401 Commonwealth Avenue
Newton, Massachusetts 02466
(617) 965-5110
MA Buy - Rent - Lessons - Fitness
Plum Island Kayak, Inc.
92 Merrimac Street - Unit 101 B
Newburyport, MA 01950
(978) 462-5510
MA Buy - Rent - Lessons - Fitness
PRO-FIT Paddling
P.O. Box 370038
Key Largo, Florida 33037
FL Buy - Rent - Lessons - Fitness
Island Water Sports of MV
Located at Maciel Marine
100 Lagoon Pond Road
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568
508-693-7767 office
Off-Season call 508-693-5884
MA Buy - Rent - Lessons
Otisco Lake Marina, Inc.
1697 Otisco Valley Road
Marietta, NY 13110
(315) 636-8807
NY Buy - Rent - Lessons
Shaun O'Brien
MA Lessons - Fitness
The Training Fix
Jenna Klane 508-944-7871
MA Lessons - Fitness
Nantasket Kayaks
Steamboat Wharf Marina
48 George Washington Blvd.
Hull, MA 02045
MA Rentals - Lessons

History of Stand up paddle boarding

Stand up paddle boarding stems back to ancient Polynesian culture. Stand -up paddle boarding is when you stand on a surfboard and paddle. It requires some balance, but it's not all about catching waves. It can be done on totally flat water and since you are standing up, you are able to get a much better view of what is going on in and out of the water. In the 1940 and 50's long board surf instructors actually used this technique to keep an eye on their entire group of surfers in the lineup. In early 2000 when professional big wave surfer Laird Hamilton and a few other surfers started stand up paddling again it sparked a tsunami effect on the sport. Since then a new surf culture has taken over the beaches in Hawaii, California and now it's spreading rapidly all over the world.

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