We are Delmarva's original paddle boarding and windsurfing adventure company. Our credentials and certifications outshine all other local competitors. We are voted "Best Place to Stand Up Paddle" by the Beachcomber Magazine and awarded the Circle of Excellence by Trip Advisor.
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. If you need to reach us, please call 302-260-9008 or book your excursion online.
Collectively, Delmarva Board Sports has the highest level of credentials on Delmarva. Our guides are certified by the World Paddle Association, US Windsurfing, the American Canoe Association, the Academy of Surf Instructors, ABK Boardsports and Paddle Fit. Our goal is to give you and your group a great time on the water, keep you safe and share the stoke of board sports with you. Be sure to give your guide a shout when you leave that 5 star Trip Advisor review.
George Markopoulos, Co-Owner
George Markopoulos has been a Waterman for almost 30 years on the Delmarva, Hatteras, Florida, Kauai and on Maui. He is a sponsored team rider, an ACA (American Canoe Assocation) certified SUP Instructor, WPA Certified SUP Instructor, PaddleFit Level 2 Instructor, ASI Level 3 Certified SUP Instructor and a US Sailing Certified Windsurf Instructor. George also volunteers as the Director for US Windsurfing for the Mid-Atlantic region. 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 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 as he helps out with the accounting for DBSA in his spare time. George has a daughter, Kristin, who is currently going to college.
Janis Markopoulos, Co-Owner
Janis Markopoulos manages the Rehoboth Shop, the reservations desk, the beach concession, all marketing, purchasing, merchandising, and special events. She 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 I.T. experience implementing retail point of sale systems, CRM systems, inventory control systems, reservation systems, social media systems and eMarketing systems such as Constant Contact eMarketing. Janis is often called a Marketing dynamo.
On cold, rainy days, you'll find Janis scrapbooking or creating newsletters for Delmarva Board Sports. She's super proud of her daughter, Lauren, who has a degree in Psychology from St. Mary's College of Maryland and is now employed with the college as their Assistant Director of Alumni Relations. Janis is an alumni of ABK Boardsports Windsurfing camp. She also serves on the board for Southern Delaware Tourism as a co-chair.
Meet Our Awesome Team!
Tom Lepak - Windsurfing Instructor
Tom Lepak has been sailing and windsurfing for over 30 years. He particularly loves flat water sailing, especially 'old school' planning freestyle, long board racing, and is now learning to use a slalom board. He also really enjoys light wind freestyle.
In (approximately) 1997 Tom began teaching windsurfing for ABKBoardSports in the US East Coast and Texas, and the last two years teaching winters in the Bonaire with ABK. For 5 years Tom worked as an equipment technician and instructor for Vela Resorts in Aruba. Tom and his wife moved from central NY to Delaware in 2011 and love it here. Tom started working for Delmarva in 2012.
Steve Schneider - Dock Master
Steve retired and moved to Delaware to enjoy the beach, paddle boarding, kayaking, hiking, and other outdoor activities. You can expect to see him working as a dock hand down near the water with the kayaks and paddle boards or using tools to maintain and repair DBSA equipment and property. He works well with customers to make sure their DBSA experience is a fun and memorable time!
Steve McAllister - Dock Master
Keith Hines - Guide
Lizzy Stangl - Guide
Lizzy was born and raised in Southern Delaware and just graduated from Towson University. It is her second year as a SUP Guide and this summer will be her first year at Delmarva Board Sports Adventures. She enjoys traveling, fitness, and relaxing on the beach. Welcome to the team Lizzy!
Carla Keister - Guide
Carla is an ACA certified kayak instructor with 20 years of experience. She is a proud graduate of the University of Alabama... Roll Tide! She has been kayaking the Rehoboth Bay for 10 years and enjoys taking her boat out with her family and three dogs. Carla is a photographer by trade and travels frequently along the Mid-Atlantic to do so. This is Carla's first summer with DBSA- welcome to the team, Carla!
Aviah Stillman - Guide
This is Aviah's first season with Delmarva Board Sports Adventures. Aviah has been paddle boarding now for four years, and has been spending summers in Coastal Delaware her entire life. She also just graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelors in Civil and Environmental Engineering....Go Badgers! In her free time, Aviah enjoys spending time with family, drawing, running, rock climbing, and of course going to the beach. She has also been to Ecuador three times with Engineers Without Borders.
Yerkin Abil - Beach Support
Lily Koster - Hostess & Beach Support
Lily, with us for 2 seasons now, is one of our beach support hostesses. She has been paddle boarding for over three years and has lived in Delaware her entire life next to the water. Lily is in high school and plans on going to college and working in veterinary medicine. Besides paddle boarding, she has experience in photography, jet skiing, kayaking, horse back riding, four wheeling, and trying to raise any animal that she can get her hands on,including goats, chickens, lizards, birds, cows, cats, and dog. “No one ever said you couldn't have more than one great hobby”!
Joshua Pfender - Beach Support
Carin Langen - SUP Pilates Instructor
A former gymnast and dancer, Carin took up Pilates as a way to strengthen her core and promote whole-body fitness. It quickly helped her to tone and build strong, lean muscles without adding bulk. To continue her passion for Pilates, and to help others see the benefit of creating the mind body connection, she completed her instructor certification from Rock The Reformer in Washington DC, and continued on to become comprehensively trained through Balance Body. Carin has worked for several studios as an instructor, trainer and marketing consultant and has over 20 years experience in dance, movement and Pilates. She has opened Right Balance Pilates in Lewes, Delaware to bring her love of Pilates and movement to the beach area. Paddleboard Pilates is being introduced as a new offering this summer.
Carole Seibel - SUP Yoga Instructor
Dimitra - SUP Yoga Instructor
Meet Dimitra, owner of Dimitra Yoga, (302) 645-9100. Dimitra and her staff of yoga instructors have been teaching SUP yoga for 6 years with Delmarva Board Sports.
Dimitra Yoga offers a wide range of workshops, classes, teacher training, travel adventure and festivals.
If you'd like to try something amazing, join one of SUP yoga classes. We are all students and teachers, every day, in many ways. Yoga helps us get clear on who we are and manifest our truest selves as individuals inside our communities. If a sense of discovery is calling you to deepen your yoga experience, whether your intention is to boost your knowledge or to teach yoga to others, this unique and energized training will guide you on a path of exploration.
Brian Roberts - SUP Fishing Guide
Brian Roberts specializes in Saltwater Fly Fishing on his BOTE HD. Brian is one of the Most Successful Fishermen in the World as he has won several fishing tournaments including the 2010 White Marlin Open with his giant 97.5lb White Marlin worth $857,000! He owns and operates White Marlin Outfitters and is a trout unlimited endorsed fishing guide who specializes in saltwater fly fishing excursions.
Brian has teamed up with DELMARVA BOARD SPORTS to offer a SUP Intro to Fishing Camp each week to teach how to fish off your paddleboard. Take SUP to the next level by fishing off your Paddleboard!