Two new weekly informal SUP race series for July and into August
The SUP-n-Pub race series will be on Tuesday evenings! More info at our Blog, but best to join the Stand Up Portland Facebook group for continuous updates.
Next SUP-N-Pub Tuesday August 5th: Location TBA here and on our Facebook page.
The Bump-n-Glide for downwinders will take place on Sundays. We'll announce the route by Friday evening both here and at the Bump-n-Glide Facebook page. Event will be cancelled if forecase for wind is inadequate.
IMPORTANT UPDATE regarding SUP rentals (effective July 31st)
Effective immediately, we are suspending the use of the wheeled carts to transport boards to Willamette Park boat ramp until further notice. Reasons being....
1) construction on Miles Place making passage impossible during weekdays
2) heavy congestion of motor boats, commercial outfits, kayaks, sailboats, jetskiis and SUPs at the boat ramp on Saturdays during these peak months of summer have created a potentially hazardous situation. We're recommending other great places to paddle on the weekends during mid-day.
3) inadequate area to lock our wheeled carts at the ramp. Locking the carts to the docks is not advized as they tend to impeed the intended use of the docks. We've contacted the Portland Parks Dept to see about adding a bike rack or similar to serve as a central area where wheeled carts may be locked.
Renters will remain able to transport boards via their cars.
2014 boards arriving weekly and closeouts on 2013s. Most of our boards are viewable online (follow links below to go to our online store). We'll deliver your board FOR FREE within 10 miles.
Time to change up our demo fleet. Boards shown in RED are for sale (at a huge discount!!)
Demo Surf SUPs
9'5 Naish Mana
Performance Race, Downwind & Touring Board Demos
(boards listed in RED are currently for sale)
12'0 Tahoe Rubicon
12'6 Boga Tsunami
12'6 Bic Wing
14' Starboard Surf Race
14' Starboard Coast Runner
14'0 Amundson TRX
12'6 Amundson TR
14'0 Fanatic Falcon (super narrow, super fast)
14' King's Carbon x 30" (Big guy downwind board)
12'6 NSP Race ($895)
14' Naish Javelin ($995)
14'0 Ron House ($1,195) Great downwind board!
12'6 & 14' Dennis Pang ($995) Great downwind boards!
14'0 Infinity Slater Trout ($1,795)
Wondering where to SUP in Portland?
For the most accessible launches in/near Portland, we recommend Willamette Park on Macadam Ave just up from the shop, Sellwood Riverfront Park, George Rogers Park in Lake Oswego, Cedar Oak boat ramp in West Linn and the other Willamette Park in historic Willamette. Some other great areas include Hagg Lake, Lost Lake, Timothy lake, Camas and Sauvie Island, just to name a few.
USED SUPs. View our selection of used stand up paddle boards. Sellers, we have the best consignment program in the world. Yes, that's a big claim.
SUP Rentals: Why not rent a board and see for yourself what the buzz is all about. Boards are available for rent by the day or 3hrs. Go to our Rentals page for more info.
We also demo several boards to give experienced paddlers a nicer rental fleet to choose a great way to research board styles when you're looking to make a purchase.
The stand up paddle is a critical piece of equipment for obvious reasons, but as your skills improve, the subtle difference of a *nice* paddle become more apparent. There are paddles designed for the surf, and those for flat water, and all-rounders. Unless it is an adjustable paddle, the paddles come un-cut and ready to be sized to fit you (a service we offer). A properly sized paddle will be as tall as your wrist with your arm extended above your head. Be sure to get a blade paddle cover for your new baby.
We carry a range of stand up paddles from several manufacturers, including Ke Nalu, Kialoa, Hippostick, Aquaglide, QuickBlade and Werner. We know paddles. Stop in and let us help you make the right choice.
Inflatable SUPs, better than you might think. If fit-in-your-trunk portability and durability are high priority, this is your answer. Great for any SUP quiver, an inflatable SUP makes for a great second (or fifth) board to have on hand to teach friends, play in river rapids, and take on vacation.
Protect your paddle! We all try to be careful with our paddles when paddling, but honestly, our paddles are at most risk of damage when NOT on the water. Paddles are subjected to all kinds of abuse when in transport and in storage. We have some nice Gorge padded blade covers in stock as well as some full paddle socks from DaKine.
Learn to SUP
SUP is the ideal fitness sport, adventure hobby and family activity all in one. How else can you get in shape while having the most fun you've ever had at 4 miles per hour?
While flatwater SUP is not difficult, a lesson is the best way to ensure you learn about the equipment, adopt proper technique, and practice safe SUP from the get-go. Check our SUP lessons page for more info.
With the Willamette River in our "front yard" why not give it a try?
We do SURFBOARD & SUP Ding Repairs
Call or bring your board by for an estimate. Most repairs done within a week or two.
StandUp Journal and StandUp Magazine. Two of the nicest mags in the any industry. In stock now!
WANTED... used surfboards and SUPs!!! Trade-in your used board toward purchase of a new board! Or you may sell it through our consignment program (best program in the world!). Call for details: 503-246-6646.
Stand up paddle boarding (a.k.a. SUP) is growing in popularity around the world with a fury. Why? Because you can paddle anywhere there's water: oceans, lakes and rivers. That's a lot of options. Whether for fitness, exploring, quality family time or all-out racing, there are so many fun ways to experience SUP. Portlanders have it good when it comes to quality paddling... we have a river running right through the heart of the city, the world famous Columbia Gorge and mountain lakes nearby, and of course the ocean is only 90 miles away.