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Where are you located? Where can we go for paddle boarding?
We offer paddle boarding lessons/rentals at our waterfront Fenwick Island location next to Harpoon Hanna’s daily (in season) from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. (off season by appointment). Guided tours are launched every 1 ½ hours or if you are an experienced paddle boarder, you can launch on your own at any time between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. We also offer beautiful, guided sunset paddle board tours inside of Cape Henlopen State Park on Tuesdays and Saturdays at 6:15 p.m. (excluding holiday weekends). Other venues include The Assawoman Canal in Bethany Beach, local wildlife areas and Assateague Island’s National Park.
Can I take a paddle board off site?
Yes you can. If you have the means of transporting a paddle board safely, you can pick it up at our shop in Fenwick Island, DE or we can deliver to you locally. See our rates for our nominal delivery/pick up fees.
What happens if the weather prohibits our scheduled paddle board adventure?
Not a problem. We will make all attempts at rescheduling. If this is not possible, a full refund with be granted. We monitor the weather continually and will make all attempts to contact you on your cell phone if weather prohibits a paddle board launch or causes us to move to a more sheltered venue (i.e. wind). Otherwise, our cancellation policy is 24 hours notice. We committ to hold boards for you with a MC, Visa or Discover payment, we expect you to keep your appointments with us. We feel that is fair.
What if I fall in?
On average, less than 10% of paddle boarders fall in. The small percentage of folks who do fall in find it’s not that bad and quite exhilarating. In many paddle boarding areas, the water is only 2-4 feet deep. Most people just walk or swim over to their board and crawl back on. A guide will paddle over to assist if you need help. You’ll have a life vest on board too!
What if I can’t swim?
All participants must know how to swim to paddle board in water venues more than 2 feet deep.
Do I need experience to paddle board?
NO, most of our customers are first timers! We cater to families and beginners and the learning curve is on average about 10 minutes.
Do I have to have a guide or can I just rent a board and go?
If you are an experienced paddle boarder, we’ll help get you launched to make recommendations on safe locations for paddle boarding.
What if I want to take a board in the ocean?
We recommend you have some surfing experience before you attempt surfing a SUP. Please FIRST check with local beach patrols on rules and regulations regarding SUP use at guarded beaches. Many allow access before 9 a.m. and after 5 p.m. only. We do not suggest beginners go paddle boarding in the ocean.
When is the best time to go paddle boarding?
Normally morning and evening have the least amount of wind. Those are great times for paddle boarding. Sometimes in the afternoon, thermal winds pick up. In those cases, we offer SUP fun run adventures for groups. This tour is for the physically fit.
How old must a child be to go paddle boarding?
As a guideline, we suggest age 8. However, we’ve had 6 year olds master paddle boarding and we’ve had 12 year olds who did not have strength enough to paddle. We work with parents using common sense and make a decision based on the venue, weather conditions, amount of PWC traffic on the water and the parent’s knowledge of their child’s abilities. The child must know how to swim and they must have arm strength to pull a paddle through the water. They must also have enough coordination to maneuver the paddle for steering purposes. We do allow children under the age of 8 to ride along with a skill adult paddle boarder. Children must wear life vests. No exceptions.
Is there anything I need to do to prepare for my paddle boarding adventure?
Yes! Come fully hydrated, bring a towel and a change of clothes in case you get wet. Wear sunscreen and shades. We suggest safety straps for your sunglasses.
Do you offer Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga?
YES we do! We offer SUP Yoga classes in the Lewes, DE area as well as our Fenwick Island location. Call for details. 302.537.6500.
Must I wear water shoes?
Most people prefer paddle boarding bare foot, but you can wear water shoes if you’d like. We can not, however, be responsible for anything in the water that you may step on. When in doubt, use common sense.
Where can I get my own paddle board?
We sell paddle boards at our waterfront shop – TAX FREE; where you can try before you buy. We also allow rental credit to be applied toward the purchase of a new paddle board up to $50 (within 30 days) so your investment in rentals and tours is not a sunken cost.