We're glad you are here! If you're just checking out SUP for the first time or are a pro at it you can find some useful resources here. Almost daily it seems that the movement is building in and around Austin and there are plenty of people and businesses to help you along the way. Take some time to look around and give these pro's a call if you need some help or are looking for anything in particular.
Lessons, Tours and Sales:
Hill Country Surf - Matt is an old pro on a Stand Up Paddle Board and is a great resource for those just starting out or wanting to improve their foot skills on a board. He gives lessons and tours on a reservation basis and can easily be found on Lady Bird Lake by his big straw hat... Hill Country Surf
Austin Paddle Sports - Ben, Andy and the team at Austin Paddle Sports are happy to get you set up with a lesson and/or a tour on Lady Bird Lake. Ben knows his way around boards and is always happy to be a resource when shopping for a board or looking for gear as well. You can rent boards through the shop and take them offsite as well. Board rentals on the Lady Bird Lake are through the Capital Cruises Dock.
Austin Paddle Sports is also a retail shop and has a great selection of boards, paddles and gear for all your needs.
Austin Paddle Sports, APS Rentals
The Boardhouse Surf Shop - a great resource if you're looking to do some paddle surfing down in Port Aransas. Ted is more than able to help you out with boards, paddles and gear as well as a ton of surf and skate apparel and shades. The Boardhouse has rentals and demos available.
Board House Surf Shop, Port Aransas SUP dealer (almost local!)
Paddle Zen - Austin's newest dedicated SUP shop is up and running on East Riverside. Located on the first floor of the new AMLI building, Paddle Zen offers all the SUP gear you could want... Boards, paddles, leashes, rash guards and more. Paddle Zen also offers rentals, lessons and fitness classes. Check out their website for more info and drop on by! Paddle Zen
SUP Jam Austin - Jeff brought us the first SUP race in Texas with SUP Jam Austin. SUP Jam Austin is held annually in May and is host to some of the industry's top board makers and racers for the weekend. An expo and concert is all part of the racing fun. SUP Jam Austin is a family friendly event with races for parents and kids, dogs, tandem and more. SUP Jam Austin is currently held on the Eastern end of Lady Bird Lake at Festival Beach and is a three mile course. SUP Jam Austin
COLDorado Classic - Austin Paddle Sports brings us the first annual COLDorado Classic SUP race on Lady Bird Lake! The race features both a men's and women's divisions for 12'6" and under and over 12'6" with a limit at 16'. Located on the West end of the lake, the course is just under 3 miles and runs from The Rowing Dock to the Red Bud Bridge and back. Registration includes the race, lunch and a COLDorado Classic Beanie! Check out The Rowing Dock
SUP Community and Facebook:
Austin Stand Up Paddleboarders - In addition to CenTexSUP, there are some other groups worth touching base with. Linda runs the Austin Stand Up Paddleboarders group through her facebook page. You can be kept up to date on clean ups, trips, all things good and SUP etc... check it out at Austin Stand Up Paddleboarders Make sure to stop by the site and become a friend!
SUP Connect - Check out this site to connect with more SUP peeps around the world... it's the "facebook" of SUP! SUP Connect
SUP Gladiator - Brought to you by a favorite paddler around the CenTex SUP crew comes SUP Gladiator. SUP Gladiator is a great resource bringing you the latest news for, about and by the leaders in SUP. Check it out!
River Trails -
River info and paddling trails
SUP Car/Truck Racks -
Rack Outfitters, Austin
SUP Magazines -
SUP Surf Magazine
Stand Up Journal
Online Retailer -
Paddle Surf Warehouse