We are voted “Best Place to Stand Up Paddle” by the Beachcomber Magazine. Whether this is your first time out or you are a seasoned board sports enthusiast, we have the right gear for you and we cater to beginners as well as the experienced. We can suggest quiet launch sites, away from the crowds and traffic of your normal beach surf shops where you can enjoy the peacefulness of the DelMarVa.
George Markopoulos has been windsurfing for over 20 years on the DelMarVa and on Maui. He is a sponsored team rider, ACA (American Canoe Assocation) certified SUP Instructor, WPA Certified SUP Instructor, PaddleFit Level 2 Instructor, and a US Sailing Certified Windsurf Instructor.
He is an avid lover of the wind, water and waves. All who know him know that “if it’s blowin’, he’s goin’”…windsurfing that is.
George created and maintains Live2Sail, a diary of his windsurfing and Stand Up Paddling adventures. He writes professionally for various windsurfing magazines.
Janis Markopoulos manages the shop at Delmarva Board Sports and is known for providing unparalleled customer service. She also provides most of the photography for George’s Blog and for events such as the Hatteras Wave Jam. Some of her best work is featured in Windsurfing International, Windsport, Windsurfing Magazine and The New England Windsurfing Journal. Janis has 25+ years of retail corporate America experience implementing retail point of sale systems, CRM systems, inventory control systems, and eMarketing systems such as Constant Contact eMarketing. Janis is often called a Marketing dynamo.
George is an accountant and CPA, and earned his master degree in International Management at the University of Maryland, but you would never know. He definitely doesn’t fit the stereotype of an accountant. Those accounting skills sure do come in handy has he helps out with the accounting for DBSA in his spare time.
George has a daughter, Kristin, who plays competitive volleyball.
On cold, rainy days, you’ll find Janis scrapbooking or creating newsletters for Delmarva Board Sports or driving over to St. Mary’s College of Maryland to hang out with her daughter, Lauren, who is studying psychology. Janis has created and now maintains, Live2SUP, where she documents the Stand Up Paddling adventures for middle age women and empty-nesters trying to be more active and healthy.
Janis is an alumni of ABK Boardsports Windsurfing camp.