We are Delmarva's original paddle boarding and windsurfing adventure company. Our credentials and certifications outshine all other local competitors. We have consistently been voted "Best Place to Stand Up Paddle" by the Beachcomber Magazine and awarded the Circle of Excellence by Trip Advisor. Collectively, Delmarva Board Sports has the highest level of credentials in the Delmarva region. 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 water sports with you. Be sure to give your guide a shout when you leave that 5 star Trip Advisor or Google review. If you need to reach us, please call 302-260-9008 to book an excursion, or Book Online.
George Markopoulos, Co-Owner and Guide
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. 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.
In his prior life, George was an accountant and CPA. He earned his masters degree in International Management from the University of Maryland, but you would never know. He is definitely not the stereotypical accountant. His accounting skills sure do come in handy as he manages finance/accounting and H/R for DBSA in his spare time. George has a daughter, Kristin, who is currently going to college in Texas to become a teacher.
Janis Markopoulos, Co-Owner
Janis Markopoulos is the visionary of the business. She manages 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 special 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 in an advisory role.
Meet Our Awesome Team!
Aviah Stillman - Guide
This is Aviah's third summer with DelMarVa Board Sports Adventures, and she could not be happier to be back! She has a passion for the outdoors especially for paddle boarding, kayaking, and hiking. Aviah has been spending summers in Coastal Delaware her entire life, and spent one summer as an intern with the University of Delaware's College of Earth, Ocean and Environment in Lewes, DE (so she loves to talk about all the extraordinary ecology of Coastal Delaware!) As a guide with DelMarVa, Aviah loves that she can share her knowledge of the environment and paddle boarding with those on her tours. In her free time, Aviah loves to be with her family, draw, paint, run, play ultimate frisbee, rock climb, grow in her faith, and of course go to the beach!
Keith Hines - Guide
Lexi Sterling is a college student, dancer, and lover of Dewey Beach! When she’s not at school or in the dance studio, she’s always hanging out with friends on the beach or enjoying her time on the water. Lexi loves going paddle boarding and kayaking on the lake behind her house or in the Rehoboth Bay. She loves watching surfing movies or competitions and she likes to surf at the Indian River Inlet when the waves are good. Lexi always has a warm, friendly personality and loves to meet new people! Her immense love for Delaware and the incredible Town of Dewey Beach is reflected in how much time she spends enjoying all that our beautiful state has to offer. She grew up spending her summers in Dewey and her entire family shares her love for being out in the sun or going on adventures in the water.
This is Lexi's first season with Delmarva Board Sports, but with her skills, she's already like a veteran.
Carole Seibel - SUP Yoga Instructor
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. You will learn how to fish off your paddleboard. Take your SUP to the next level by learning to fishing off your Paddleboard!