Stand Up Paddle Boarding Tours

Stand Up Paddle Boarding Tours

There’s a definite learning curve to riding a stand up paddle board, but it’s a relatively short one. You’ll likely spend the initial 30 minutes learning the balance. That’s about all it takes and some people pick it up pretty much instantaneously. It’s not that hard. After about a half an hour of fighting your balance, most people seem to develop the muscle memory needed and it is fairly easy thereafter. You really need to get past this first 30 minutes before you can start to even differentiate between one SUP board and another. As such, a great way to get your feet wet before board shopping is to do a stand up paddle board tour or two. Stand up paddle surfing lessons are great too, but an SUP tour also has the advantage of introducing you to some cool spots to explore (where you can later bring your friends with you as the guide). Most people who take the tours are first timers just like you so it’s catered towards your novice experience level.

When you go to buy a board and perhaps do some stand up paddle board demos, you’ll be looking at the biggest, most stable 11’ to 12’ boards naturally. These are great for beginners, but once you’ve paddled around a few days you’ll be just as comfortable on a slightly smaller board in the 10’ to 11’ range. These slightly smaller boards will be easier to surf, easier to transport, and easier to store, and an all around better board aside from the first few days of your stand up paddle boarding career. Thus it makes sense to do a few stand up paddle boarding tours on the big boards, and then go out a buy a board that makes sense for your situation long term. To facilitate that process, we’ve aggregated some stand up paddle boarding tour companies below (both in our local San Diego area, and around the country). This is a growing resource.


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Tower Stand Up Paddle Boarding – Find SUP paddles, paddleboard accessories, and the best SUP boards for stand up paddle surfing and flatwater standup paddle boarding at Tower SUP.

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Stand up paddle surfing Tours in San Diego, California

Carlsbad SUP (Carlsbad, CA)

SUP Coronado (Coronado, CA)

Two Stand Up Guys (Carlsbad, CA)

Oex La Jolla SUP Tours (La Jolla, CA)

Isle Surf Boards (San Diego, CA)

San Diego Excellent Adventures (Mission Bay, CA)

San Diego Dive & Kayak (San Diego, CA)

Adrenaline Water Sports (Mission Bay Drive, Sandiego, CA)

Adrenaline Water Sports (Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA)

Adrenaline Water Sports (Kernville, CA)


Stand up paddle surfing Tours in California

Kayak Connection (Santa Cruz, CA)

Taho Adventure Company (Tahoe Vista, CA)

La Vida Laguna (Laguna Beach, CA)

Do Paddle Boarding (Laguna Beach, CA)

Adrift Tahoe (Kings Beach, CA)

Sierra Stand Up Paddle Board (Sacramento, CA)

Activities Santa Barbara (Summerland, CA)


Stand up paddle surfing Tours in Hawaii

Muai Surfer Girls (Puunene, HI)

Jamie Sterling Professional Surf Guide (Haleiwa, HI)

Surf Hawaii (Oahu, HI)

Girls Who Surf (Honolulu, HI)

Hawaii Discount (Oahu, HI)

North Shore Surf Girls (Haleiwa, HI)

Honu Hawaii Activities (Maunalua Bay, Oahu, HI)

Pro Surf School (Waikiki, HI)

Beach Boy Events (Maui, HI)

Hawaii Surf Guru (Honolulu, HI)


Stand up paddle surfing Tours in Florida

Jupiter Kite Boarding (Jupiter, FL)

AWS (Pompano Beach, FL)

Coastal Paddle Boarding (Hobe Sound, FL)

SUP Key West (Key West, FL)

American Watersports SUP Tours (Fort Lauderdale, FL)

Kai Boards (East Coast, FL)

Southwest Florida Standup (Bonita Springs, FL)

Stand Uppaddle Key Biscayne (Key Biscayne, FL)

Urban Kai (Tampa Bay, FL)

Florida Paddle Sports (Cape Coral, FL)

Sobe Surf (Orlando, FL )

Sobe Surf (Miami, FL)

Maui B's Stand Up Paddle Boarding (Winter Park, FL)

Key West (Key West, FL)

Lets Go Stand Up (St. Augustine, FL)

Gulf Coast Paddle Company (Gulf Coast, FL)

Lazy Dog (Key West, FL)

Marco Fun (Marco Island, FL)


Stand up paddle surfing Tours in New York

Long Island SUP (East Islip, NY)

Fairfield County Stand Up Paddle (Connecticut, NY)

Lukes Kite Boarding (East Hampton, NY)

Weekend Warrior Tours (Sag Harbor, NY)


Stand up paddle surfing Tours in North Carolina

Kitty Hawk Water Sports (Nags Head, NC)

Surf Camp (Wrightsville Beach, NC)

Real R (Waves, NC)

Triangle Glides (Raleigh, NC)


Stand up paddle surfing Tours in South Carolina

Wrightsville SUP (Wrightsville Beach, SC)

Charleston SUP Safari (Folly Beach, SC)

Charleston Sup Safaris (Folly Beach, SC)


Stand up paddle surfing Tours in Virginia

Ocean Rentals Ltd (Virginia Beach, VA )

Tula Sports (Virginia Beach, VA)

Beach Eco Tour (Virginia Beach , VA)

Black Dog Paddle (Richmond, VA)


SUP Tours in Wisconsin

Fontana Paddle Company (Fontana, WI)


Stand up paddle surfing Tours in other areas of the country

Surfari (Manchester by-the-Sea, MA)

Rowing For All (Marblehead, MA)

Mauib's (Athens, GA)

Third Coast Surf Shop (Lansing, MI)

Great Lakes Kite Boarding (St. Clair Shores, MI)

Pink Cowboy (Missoula, MT)

Tumalo Creek (Bend, OR)

Austin Paddle Sports (Austin, TX)

Texas Sail Boat (Clear Lake Shores, TX)

Hill Country Surf (Austin, TX)

Blue Water SUP Safaris (St Thomas, USVI)

Row Adventure Center (Coeur d Alene, ID)

Alki Kayak Tours (Seattle, WA)

Adventures Through Kayaking (Port Angeles, WA)

North By Northwest Surf Co (Port Angeles, WA)

Stoke Harvester (Seattle, WA)

Idaho Paddle Boarding (Boise, ID)

Velauno Paddle Boarding (San Juan, PR)

Stand Up & Paddle Cape Cod (Osterville, MA)

Cape Cod Paddle Surf (Cape Cod, MA)

Sierra Stand Up Paddle Board (Lake Tahoe, NV)

Eastern Mountain Sports Kayak School (North Conway, NH)

Liquid Dreams (York, ME )

Seaspray Kayaking (Freeport, ME)

Thorfinn Expeditions (Lincolnville, ME)

Telluride Kayak (Telluride, CO)

CT-SUP (Darien, CT)

Paddle Surf Champlain (Burlington, VT)

New Mexico River Adventure (Espanola, NM)

Osprey (Annapolis, MD)

Blue Nose Surf (Douglas, AK)

Harbor Outfitters (Sea Isle City, NJ)

Venture Out (Condado PR)

Puerto Rico Paddle Board Tours (Puerto Rico)


Stand up paddle surfing Tours in Thailand

Stand Up Paddle Thai (Phuket, Thailand)

Koh Lanta Water Sports (Koh Lanta, Krabi, Thailand)


Stand up paddle surfing Tours in UK

Harlyn Surf School (Padstow, Cornwall)

Coast To Coast Surf School (Dunbar, Scotland)


Stand up paddle surfing Tours in Portugal

supXscape (Obidos, Portugal)


Stand up paddle surfing Tours in Australia

West OZ Board Sports (Perth, Western Australia)

Total Eco Adventures (Broulee, NSW, Australia)

OZ Stand Up Paddle (Sydney, NSW, Australia)

Elemental Sup (Perth, Western Australia)

Stand Up Paddle Surfing (Sunshine Coast, QLD, Australia)

Manly Surf School (Manly, NSW, Australia)

Kite Surf 1770 (Agnes Water, QLD, Australia)


Stand up paddle surfing Tours in New Zeland

Auckland Kitesurf Centre (Auckland, NZ)

Surf Sup (Whangamata, NZ)

Standup South Pacific (Auckland, NZ)


Stand up paddle surfing Tours in the Caribbean Islands

Stand Up Paddle Boarding (Cabarete, Dominican Republic)


Stand up paddle surfing tours in Canada

Rocky Point Kayes (Port Moody, BC, Canada)

Surf Ontario (Ontario, Canada)

Ocean River Adventures (Victoria, BC, Canada)

Ecomarine Ocean Kayak Center (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

Island Surf Company (Qualicum Beach, BC, Canada)

Mud Puppy (Toronto, ON, Canada)

Harbour Front Canoe Kayak Centre (Ontario, Canada)

Ocean River Sports (Victoria, BC, Canada)

Sup Girlz (Kew Balmy Beach, Toronto, Canada)


Stand up paddle surfing Tours in South Africa

Africa SUP (Eastern Cape, SA)

Kite Surfing Africa (Knysna, SA)

Kite Surf (Cape Town, SA)


Stand up paddle surfing Tours in Costa Rica

Waves CR (Tamarindo Bay, CR)

Pura Vida Ride (Playa Danta, CR)


Stand up paddle surfing Tours in Mexico

Ocean Pro Kite (Tulum Riviera Maya, Mexico)

Mexico SUP (B.C.S, Mexico)

Extreme Control (Quintana Roo, Mexico)

Tulum Accommodations (Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico)


Stand up paddle surfing Tours in Spain

Paddlein Spain (Noguera Pallaresa, Spain)


Stand up paddle surfing Tours in Ireland

Fin Mc Cool Surf School (Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal, Ireland)


Stand up paddle surfing Tours in Honduras

The Utila Guide (Bay Islands, Honduras)