Welcome to the exciting world of Stand-Up Paddleboarding, the fastest-growing water sport. In Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP) you stand on what is basically a surfboard and paddle with a what is basically a very long canoe paddle. SUP can be enjoyed in calm water, surf, and even whitewater.
SUP is an excellent core workout, improves balance, and can even be combined with yoga to create the ultimate holistic experience. And unlike other paddlecraft, because you're standing you'll see the water from a whole new perspective. Oh yeah, and it's fun! Come enjoy our offerings and ride the wave of SUP with us.
Our Paddling Store carries a wide selection of Stand-Up Paddleboards by Surftech, Bic, Tahoe, ImagineEco, and Liquid Shredder; paddles by Werner and Cannon; life jackets by a variety of manufacturers; and much more! Our staff paddles the boards we sell, and can help find the board that's right for you.
We also offer free demos by appointment on all in-stock SUPs and paddles so you can try them on the water and see for yourself. Browse our complete list of Stand-Up Paddleboards for sale.
Let our instructors get you started with SUP or build your skills! We offer beginner and intermediate classes on flatwater, and private instruction wherever you please.
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Learn more about our complete offering of Stand-Up Paddleboarding classes!
SUP Rentals: On-Site and Off-Site
Charles River Canoe & Kayak also rents Stand-Up Paddleboards! We have boards at all our rental locations (Cambridge, Boston, Newton/Nahanton Park, and Waltham).
All our locations have stable touring boards (a combination of the Randy French Softop by Surftech, ACS by Bic, and Shred-X by Liquid Shredder).
Our Newton/Auburndale location also has the Bark 1400 Expedition (a fast paddling board by Surftech), the Pearson 1400 Laird (Surftech's best-selling SUP for surfing), the French B-1 (a bombproof river board by Surftech), and the C-Tec Touring (a stable and fast board by Bic).
The boards at our Newton location are also available for off-site rental so you can take them to a location of your choosing (surf, anyone?).
SUP Group & Corporate Outings
Stand-Up Paddleboarding is a novel and exciting activity for small groups! You can go it alone, or our coaches can work with your participants to get up and running and having a blast in no time! We can arrange group outings at any of our locations, and can partner Stand-Up Paddleboarding with other paddlesports like Canoeing and Kayaking.
Learn more about our group outings, including rates, group discounts, and catering, on our Group Outings page.