SUPrents now Renting (and shipping) Oru Kayaks

Oru Kayak Rental

Just in case you haven’t joined us on Instagram yet, we thought we would formally announce it here.  SUPrents is no longer only a paddle board rental company. Now you can rent an Oru kayak from us and have it delivered directly to your door, vacation rental, or hotel anywhere in the USA with free shipping both ways.  Just like we did with paddle boards we are now the most convenient way to rent a kayak in America.

 

 

 

You haven’t heard of Oru kayaks?  

 

 

 

Prepare to have your mind blown! Inspired by the ancient art of origami Oru created a completely portable kayak that collapses down into a suitcase and folds back out into a kayak in a matter of minutes.  Weighing in at only 26 pounds, this is truly a boat that you can take anywhere!

 

 

 

The set up from box to boat takes about 5 minutes once the kayak has been broken.  The gif below is a great example of how it works.  Packing it back up is just as easy.  Disconnect a few straps, pull a few pieces, fold it back up and you’re off to your next destination. 

The Oru Bay is the model we are offering.  With the kayak weighing in at 26 pounds and collapsing into a 3 foot by 2.5 foot self contained box allows us to deliver the board to you anywhere there is a physical address in the USA. It also allows you to take it anywhere you want while on vacation by throwing it in the trunk or backseat of your car.  

 

 

 

“I thought you guys were only a paddle board rental company”

 

 

 

Being the rental business we have rented out our fare share of SUPs, but we also had many requests for a kayak option.  Although paddle boarding is the fastest growing water sport in the world kayaking is still near and dear to many peoples hearts and they simply wanted to sit down and have a place to store their that is out of the elements.  Being the Shark Tank fans that we are we already knew about Oru kayaks.  After a little bit of research it was clear that Oru was that truly beautiful innovative product that we needed to offer.  Sure there are other options for portable kayaks, but none are as elegantly designed and easy to use as the Oru kayak.  

 

 

 

So, the next time you’re heading to the lake, bay or river remember SUPrents.com has you covered for all of your paddling needs.  Whether you want a stand up paddle board rental shipped to your door or an Oru kayak for your next RV vacation we’ll get it to you wherever you are. 

Best Paddle Locations in Portland (and beyond)

With Oregon being one of our home states we know better than most where the best places to drop an Oru kayak or stand up paddle board into the waters are.  Better still, we can hook you up with the best paddle board rentals in Portland.  Not quite ready to stand up on a board?  That’s not a problem.  We also provide the best kayak rental in Portland.  Check our rental page and book your rental.  We’ll have it delivered to your doorstep the next day at no additional cost.

At SUPrents.com we don’t just want to provide you with the best Oru kayaks, Isle and Hydrus stand up paddle board rentals, but we have also compiled a list of some great bodies of water you can make some memories on.  

The Oregon Coast

A beautiful 90 minute drive from Portland will land you right on the Oregon Coast. This place is a heaven for water sports lovers. In the right weather conditions this can be the best place for stand up paddle boarding, surfing and kayaking. So if you want to have fun kayaking and paddle boarding then check the weather and book your trip, If you don't own a paddle board or kayak SUPrents has you covered.  The best paddle board rentals in Portland come from SUPrents.  We offer free next day shipping.

Bend

We Know we know Bend is not in Portland, but we couldn’t help but include our home city.  Hey, it’s still Oregon.  The Beauty of Bend is in its diversity of activities.  Whether you want to Mt. Bike, hike, rock climb, kayak or SUP, Bend can’t be beat.  With the Deschutes River cutting right through downtown you can put in at Drake Park and leisurely let the current take you downstream toward the Les Schwab Amphitheater where you might just catch an Alabama Shakes Concert while floating by.  For the more adventurous, don’t miss the Bend white water park.

With this being our home city you know we’ve got the hookup for you.  SUPrents offers the lowest price SUP rentals in Bend and the nicest boards. 

The Gorge

Absolutely one of the most wild paddle boarding spots near Portland Oregon. It has been rated amongst the top rated SUP destinations, so you can rent one of our paddle boards and enjoy paddling in one of the most beautiful rivers in the region. Also known for it’s windsurfing be sure to check the weather prior to launching!

Willamette River

The Willamette River at the heart of downtown is one of the local favorites because of its location and the stable weather conditions throughout the year. Portlandians love it because they can paddle board or kayak there almost any time throughout the year.  If you are outside Portland and want to come here and rent equipment as well, we will help you make it the best trip of your life by suggesting the right activities for you with the right equipment you can rent. 

Timothy Lake

Oregon is blessed with beautiful lakes, and the Timothy Lake is one of those blessings, with stable weather conditions, this is a perfect place if you want to have a calm and peaceful paddle boarding experience. 

 

As always, rent the gear own the experience!

Get the most out of your next family vacation

Remember thе оld days whеn уоu had tо ѕреnd a bundlе juѕt to hаvе a decent family vасаtіоn? You would hеаr the word vасаtіоn аnd imagine mоnеу flуіng out thе wіndоw, kіdѕ ѕсrеаmіng аnd fighting оvеr the window ѕеаt on the рlаnе only to wоndеr if the рlаnе was gоіng tо arrive on tіmе for уоur connecting flight. Well, nowadays you саn ѕреnd a lіttlе lеѕѕ mоnеу, kеер thе kids smiling аnd make some amazing family memories.

Trаvеl іѕ аn еxсеllеnt lеаrnіng tооl for kids. Thеу can hаvе the орроrtunіtу tо see things fіrѕt hand that thеу mау have learned іn ѕсhооl, read аbоut, оr ѕаw on TV. Just about anу destination саn offer thіѕ educational еxреrіеnсе. Whеthеr іt іѕ a fеw hоurѕ drіvе аwау from уоur home or a few days. Fаmіlу vасаtіоnѕ will tеасh сhіldrеn аbоut different cultures, fооd, hіѕtоrу, geography, climate, еnvіrоnmеnt аnd ѕо much mоrе. 

Planning for a vacation can be quite a stressful task. Let face it, air travel has become such a pain it’s almost not worth dealing with it on your own.  Throw in a child or two and you're asking for trouble.  Many families have instead opted for the good old fashioned camping to both reconnect with nature and each other.  However, if your wife is anything like mine (she is convinced that tents are merely packaging material for bears to peel off before they eat our entire family in our sleep) уоu may want to соnѕіdеr rеntіng аn RV to travel the country. This іѕ a wonderful mеаnѕ оf enjoying quality tіmе wіth family and frіеndѕ wіthоut nееdіng tо pitch a tеnt tо dо ѕо. 

In аn RV, уоu hаvе mоѕt of the comforts оf hоmе whіlе bеіng аblе tо trаvеl еxасtlу whеrе аnd whеn you want. It's a grеаt alternative tо other tуреѕ of mоrе соmmоn vacations. 

For mаnу, buуіng аn RV juѕt ѕіmрlу isn't an орtіоn - they аrеn't cheap! This is еѕресіаllу true оf thе fаmіlіеѕ who оnlу want to use it for just few weeks. Suсh a ѕсеnаrіо makes rеntіng аn RV a more аttrасtіvе сhоісе. Thе соѕt is considerably lеѕѕ thаn buуіng plane tісkеtѕ and renting hоtеlѕ, аnd іt is mоrе enjoyable tо bе able tо drіvе tо most аnу destination, even оn a whіm.

Everything from airstreams to VW's!

Everything from airstreams to VW's!

Rеntіng аn RV and рlаnnіng a ѕuссеѕѕful vасаtіоn саn bе trісkу. The best way to get started is to deal with the right RV Company. Onе соmраnу that SUPrents recommendsіѕ Outdооrѕу.со . Outdооrѕу еmеrgеd frоm its bеtа stage in Cаlіfоrnіа in 2013 аnd wаѕ later lаunсhеd nationwide. Outdoorsy оffеrѕ уоu the сhаnсе tо еnjоу quality tіmе wіth уоur fаmіlу at a very competitive rate.  In fact a family of 4 will save between 20-63% by renting an RV. They also offer оngоіng support to hеlр уоu along the wау аnd thе mоѕt аmаzіng thіng аbоut Outdооrѕу іѕ thаt you аrе fully соvеrеd wіth their $1 mіllіоn lіаbіlіtу іnѕurаnсе роlісу. 

 

 

 

Of course, whеn іt соmеѕ tо entertainment for your upcoming vacation, SUPrеntѕ.соmіѕ thе bеѕt Paddle Board and Kayak rеntаl соmраnу to in America. Specializing in portability and covenience SUPrеntѕ offers high quality inflatable stand up paddle boards and Oru foldable kayaks while on vacation at home оr in your RV. Renting a paddle board or kayak will соѕt уоu аѕ little аѕ $20/day and they deliver the SUP or kayak directly to you anywhere in the USA with prepaid shipping back to them. 

Outdoorsy and SUPrents are a match made in heaven.  Own the experience, rent the gear!

Sup Examiner Feature

SUP Rents Delivers SUPs to Your Doorstep Wherever You Are

Have you ever rented a SUP only to be disappointed with your experience? Heavy, banged up boards; outdated equipment; bad weather, inconvenient rental locations and outrageous rental rates? Or maybe you are going on vacation and already own your gear. You know you’d like to paddle on your trip, but are deterred by the logistics of transporting multiple boards and paddles along with your family of four. Perhaps you are just looking for some flexibility in your travel plans. If this sounds familiar, then SUP Rents has a solution for you.

Founded in the summer of 2015 by Scott Allen and Eric Lindstrom, two lifelong friends, the business was born out of a mutual frustration with the SUP rental business. “We both thought there has got to be a better way to rent a paddleboard,” Allen told me after they each suffered bad rental experiences while on vacation with their families. Although neither of them lives on the water, paddling had become a part of their lives and they set out to make renting a board more convenient and affordable for paddlers across the country. Based out of two locations in the Pacific Northwest, SUP Rents offers customers four models of inflatable SUPs from which to choose, featuring products from Isle and newcomer Hydrus.  

With a minimum rental period of two days, they will deliver a base model board to your door anywhere in the continental United States for the flat rate of $99. The same board is available for an entire week for only $189, approximately $27 a day. Everything comes in a box via UPS (inflatable SUP, fin, paddle and pump) along with a prepaid shipping label to return the board at the conclusion of your rental period. Sounds great, right?

As the SUP industry continues to grow and evolve, it is fantastic to learn about the new and innovative ways the paddling community is inventing to enable more and more people to experience stand up paddling. “SUPrents brings the convenience of Netflix to paddle board rentals,” said John Gavin, a customer of the innovative young business....... To read the rest click over to  Sup Examiner

 

Where to paddle in The Greater Seattle Area

 BEST PADDLE BOARDING LOCATIONS IN THE SEATTLE AREA

Considering a stand up paddle board session in Seattle? You're in luck!  We've compiled the can't miss spots into a quick Seattle paddling top five! Here are five best locations to get out on the water.  To make things even more enticing SUPrents.com can have a board delivered to your door anywhere in Western Washington with free next day shipping.

Shilshole Bay/Golden Gardens

This location surrounds you with the finest sections of Seattle - beach, mountains, the Puget Sound, sea life, as well as a fantastic local community. Golden Gardens is the destination to be for beach goers as soon as the sun comes out in the summertime. After a paddle discovering sea life close-up at low tide, head towards the nearby cooker hood (generally known as Ballard) for shopping, food, live concerts, and sightseeing. Make use of the public parking at the North end of the Marina to launch. Consider the weather/tides before you set out. Ensure that you spy Dead Leif as well as sea serpent chilling on the breakwater.

 

Alki Beach/West Seattle

Explore the city view. Launch at nearby Salty's seafood restaurant (check out their fantastic happy hour when you return). With restaurants and shopping lining the street, in the summer Alki Beach is constantly bustling with paddle boarders and beach goers. For a longer paddle, continue going south and you will move through the Alki Point Lighthouse and finally reach the heavily-wooded Lincoln Park to the south. Don't forget to check the weather and tides and don't let the summer vibes fool you - the water you are paddling is frosty throughout the year!

 

Lake Washington, North

When you need a break from the salty and frigid Puget Sound there is nothing that beats the experience of paddling on Lake Washington. With no-tides to worry about and freshwater Lake Washington is a welcome transition after trips in the saltwater. The views of Mt. Rainer are absolutely breathtaking on a clear day. Towards the north end is the Matthews Beach Park, a perfect area to launch with St. Edward Park across the lake to the East and Sand Point to the south. As we stated, no tides to fret about this spot, but be sure to watch out for the wind and bring along your swimsuit during the summer time.

 

Lake Union

There are a lot of opportunities to get in the water and enjoy amazing city views. On the dock at Ivar's Seafood house, pull your paddleboard over for some of the best clam chowder outside of New England. Parking is often complicated at the south end of the lake, even though there is a great launch site. We would recommend using the Sunnyside boat ramp on the north end.  

 

The Fremont/U-District

U District Paddle Board REntal

If you are going to SUP in Seattle you have check out the Freemont/ U District.   We recommend launching from the 14th avenue boat ramp.  While there check out Montlake Cut and picture yourself racing the nationally renowned University of Washington Crew team as this is where they finish.  Launching from here will also give you access to Gasworks park and the quirky eclectic Freemont neighborhood.

If you are looking to head out to Seattle and hit the waters, SUPrents.com has all of your stand up paddle boarding needs covered. Whether it is a board, paddles or something else, SUPrents.com can ship it to you anytime, anywhere in the U.S..  Pick the board and SUPrents.com will do the rest. 

Stand up Paddle Boarding in the California Bay Area

Bay Area Paddle Board Rental

Whether you are a longtime enthusiast or just a newbie in the sport, the Bay Area is home to a tremendous variety of spots to get paddling. Here are 5 best paddle boarding locations around the Bay Area.

Monterey Bay

Monterey Bay paddle board rental

It's difficult to picture a paddling experience that is more richly Californian than that in Monterey Bay: otters, seals, and sea lions romping in the water, runners and cyclists cruising along the coastal trail, and the sights of Cannery Row. Quite a lot of guided trips are accessible, featuring nighttime paddles and bird-watching. Whether you go solo or with a guide, remember that the next couple of months are a perfect time to visit, with calmer waters during the summer time, and then sunnier weather and less number of crowds in fall.

Half Moon Bay

The coastal destination noted for many of the biggest swells in the world also presents an incredibly serene environment for paddling. A sheltered harbor, the opportunity to see seals and several other wildlife, and an irresistible variety of nearby eateries and watering holes for your relaxation all make Half Moon Bay a perfect destination for beginner kayakers and those new to SUP.

Point Reyes

Point Reyes is among the most famous spots for paddling in the Bay Area, and that means you are unlikely to have the place to yourself. And that makes a difference for the wildlife, as well—Tomales Bay, a tranquil waterway that ultimately leads to the Pacific Ocean, having pelicans, bat rays, sea osprey, harbor seals, and various other creatures. This magical sensation manifests when there is no moon.  The local rental shops tend to book out months in advance during the summer, but you never have to worry about that with SUPrents.com.

Sausalito

Paddle through the floating houses of Sausilito

Ensure you bring along a waterproof camera casing to this location because even the natives couldn't resist oohing at unsurpassed sights of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, along with the city’s stunning skyline. If you are renting a SUP for a self-guided expedition, remember the fact that afternoon winds in the Marin Headlands often makes the return trip to Richardson Bay more challenging.

Oakland

Experience an enthralling urban paddle around the Oakland Estuary and Oakland Harbor, a waterway bounded by the cities of Oakland and Alameda. After venturing out of the waters, check out the commercial area of Oakland, going by manmade parks, cranes, warehouses, and other structures—just be mindful of heavy boat traffic. For a more smooth paddle, go south via the Oakland Estuary en route for San Leandro then go over Coast Guard Island. And before returning to Jack London Square, you can take time out for a picnic at Union Point Park.

If you are looking to head out to California and hit the waters, SUPrents.com has all of your stand up paddle boarding needs covered. Whether it is a board, paddles or something else, SUPrents.com can ship it to you anytime, anywhere in the U.S. Pick the board and SUPrents.com will do the rest. 

 

Best paddle boarding locations in Florida

  

Stand up paddle boarding is one of the most popular water sports in the United States today. Nearly three million people participated in stand up paddle boarding in 2015, according to the Outdoor Foundation. 

With so many people participating in the sport, it's a must to know all of the great places to stand up paddle board in Florida.  Escape the winter blues with a Florida vacation.

Key West

Beautiful blue water and sunny weather brings people from all over the world to Key West. For stand up paddle board enthusiasts, it is one of Florida's ideal spots to be. One of the best parts about paddle boarding in Key West is going through the area's fantastic mangroves. Paddle boarders can check out the amazing local environment and get a true sense of the area's beauty. Head down to the islands and find out what everyone is talking about. You'll never want to go home.

St. Augustine

One of the state's premier stand up paddle board cities and Florida's oldest city, St. Augustine combines local history with excellent waters. One of the great sites to stand up paddle board past is the Castillo de San Marcos, the old masonry fort. Paddle boarders can hop off there for some splendid views of the ocean or city of St. Augustine. The waters off the coast of the city aren't just great for paddling on, but they give way to amazing views of the region. A definite hidden gem if you're paddle boarding in Florida.

Coastal Dune Lakes

Only found in four other places on Earth, Coastal Dune Lakes is located in Walton, Florida, where you can find 26 miles of waterways. The Coastal Dune Lakes are composed of 15 waterways that connect with the Gulf of Mexico. Stand up paddle boarders can see alligators skimming across the water as well as other paddle boarders dodging the reptiles. Once you complete one of the 15 lakes, you can jump into the next one and continue on. It is a fantastic area to check out and experience via stand up paddle board.

Destin Harbor

Destin's harbor and nearby canals are perfect places for stand up paddle boarding. The waters in the area are very calm, which gives you the chance to relax and take in the scenes of Destin. If you are looking for more of a challenge, you can hit the area's beaches where the waves will give you a good workout. However, if you are looking for a laid back time in Destin, we recommend checking out the harbor on your SUP.

Bahia Honda State Park

Bahia Honda State Park has a variety of outdoor activities for tourists or locals looking for fun in the Florida sun. It is also a great place to stand up paddle board. The park is so large, you may find themselves all alone at times, giving you a real sense of independence as you explore the waters of the park. The island has some amazing beaches to explore, and with 80 campsites available to stay at, Bahia Honda State Park is perfect for stand up paddle board enthusiasts or newbies. 

If you are looking to head out to Florida and hit the waters, SUPrents.com has all of your stand up paddle boarding needs covered. Whether it is a board, paddles or something else, SUPrents.com can ship it to you anytime, anywhere in the U.S. Pick the board and SUPrents.com will do the rest. 

5 Best Paddle Boarding Locations in Arizona

Lake Havasu Paddle Boarding

 

Although Arizona is most known for it’s deserts it is also home to some remarkable paddle boarding spots. From forests to deserts the diversity and warm weather make Arizona an ideal place to SUP. Here are the five best locations to stand up paddle board around Arizona.

1. Lake Havasu

Of course this spring break and winter getaway made our list!  If you SUP in Arizona this is the place to be. Paddle boarding on the lake is an excellent way to spend some quality time in the sun and enjoy the perfect weather. Having a fun and safe race through the channel, lounging in the middle of the lake, and discovering the magnificent outlook under the London Bridge are just a fews of the experiences you will enjoy while SUPing on Lake Havasu. Moreover, paddle boarding on Lake Havasu is an excellent way to burn some of the those calories you may have added while partaking in the good times on Lake Havasu.

2.   Lake Powell (Bullfrog)

SUP Lake Powell

Lake Powell (also known as Bullfrog)  provides exceedingly surprising scenery not likely to be seen in anywhere else in the world. You will discover natural views of sandstone rock structures . Check out the nearby Horseshoe Bend and the lake’s deep blue waters, bright colored canyons, and isolated tributaries. In essence, Lake Powell should really be experienced on a paddle board at least once-in-a-lifetime!

3. Lake Pleasant

Lake Pleasant is located in Morristown, Arizona. Lake Pleasant offers many fun activities for people of all ages and families, consider the options you will have while enjoying a day SUPing. At Lake Pleasant, family and friends can enjoy archery, hiking , the blossom festival and Paddlefest. Paddle boarding is just one of many activities to be enjoyed at Lake Pleasant!

4. Bartlett Lake

There are many accommodations and amenities at the Bartlett Lake Marina. It is a recreational spot that can be experienced in several ways. That's the reason we have put the location on our list of best paddle boarding locations in Arizona. Bartlett Lake is located at the center of Tonto National Forest and is encompassed by exquisite, rich scenery.  Skip the rental lines and hassle at the marina and order your boards from SUPrents.com.  

 

5. Lake Mohave

Imagine rock cliffs, sandy beaches, blue water and sheer clarity across a lake embracing the borders of Nevada and California. This happens to be the description of Lake Mohave. The relaxing weather makes it a welcoming destination for paddle boarding. This is certainly a fantastic spot if you are interested in a more private escapade where there may not cross paths with another paddler all day. If you prefer paddling while also on an adventurous camping, trip hiking and performing a lot of other outdoor activities, then this lake is perfect for you.

 

As always you can skip the local rental options.  The majority of them are over priced and renting “tanker” boards that weigh over 40 pounds.  If you’re reading this blog then you know that SUPrents.com is the most affordable and convenient way to paddle board anywhere in America.  You pick the board and we’ll have it delivered to you when and where  you want!

Top 5 Places to Standup Paddle Board in San Diego County

Top 5 Places to SUP In San Diego County

A lot of people consider San Diego a stand up paddle boarders dream location. It features everything that paddle boarders look for – great waves, an incredible SUP yoga community, and numerous choices for flat water paddling. Here are the top 5 places for paddle boarding in San Diego County.

 

Coronado Island

If you're interested in catching a few great waves as you SUP, the Beaches on Coronado Island offer you long lines and pristine A frames which make this the perfect place for SUP style surfing. There's also coves and areas with calm flat water if that's more your thing. Coronado is a small scenic island that has charming shops, cafes and the iconic Hotel Del Coronado. It's only a quick 5 minute drive from downtown across the scenic Coronado bridge . You'll find endless miles of golden sand beaches and endless opportunities to make some memorable SUP memories.

 

Mission Bay

Mission Bay offers endless possibilities for calm flat water paddling. On a daily basis you'll see SUP yoga classes, SUP fishing, and paddlers training for upcoming races. Mission Bay offers great sight seeing too. You can cruise by hotels, beach homes and the famous boardwalk as you soak those famous San Diego rays. When you get tired take a pit-stop at Belmont Park and ride the old wooden rollercoaster after grabbing a bite and people watching.

 

La Jolla

Ranked the 6th best beach in the entire U.S.... do we need to say anymore?!! Sea life and dramatic cliffs mark the landscape. This is without question a marine sanctuary, and if you visit at the right time, you'll be amazed at the things you will discover in the water under your SUPrents paddle board. If you're lucky you will see sea turtles, leopard seals, jellyfish and even the occasional small shark! La Jolla also offers high end shopping and dining when your done on your board. 

Del Mar

This dog-friendly beach is well known locally as Dog Beach. SUP with your pup is becoming increasingly popular, and this is the ideal location that allows you to acquaint your pet with the wet stuff while you catch some waves along the way. The surf here ranges from ankle high to the head high, so ensure that you are comfortable in the waves before you paddle out. And if you're feeling lucky after your SUP session head over to the world famous Del Mar Race Track and try your hand on the ponies... with the big blue Pacific Ocean as the back drop.

 

Shelter Island

Shelter Island is the place you want to be to catch a sunrise on the water with incredible city scape views. Grab a coffee on the way down to Shelter Island at The Living Room in Point Loma, take a stroll along the board walk and then launch your board into San Diego Bay from the beach access area. From there you'll be able to see the entire city skyline, Coronado Island, numerous yachts and maybe even a group of Navy Seals training. Enjoy the cotton candy skies as the sun rises above America's favorite city! 

5 Places to Standup Paddle Board on Lake Tahoe

 

 

Lake Tahoe is a freshwater lake in Nevada, USA. To be precise, it is located around the border of California and Nevada. It is the largest alpine lake in North America and the second deepest in the USA; the first being Crater Lake. Lake Tahoe is one of the most beautiful places in America. Sitting beneath the snow covered mountains, you will find the crystal clear water of Lake Tahoe. It's an amazing place to experience new adventures and an amazing place to get your SUP on! As always SUPrents.com can have a paddle board rental delivered anywhere in Lake Tahoe!  If you're renting a house in Lake Tahoe let SUPrents ship one of our Isle paddle boards directly to your door and you can enjoy SUPing for your whole vacation!  Our prices are lower for a week than the local guys are for 1 day (and we deliver in Lake Tahoe)!

 

5 Best Places to SUP in Lake Tahoe

 

1. Zephyr Cove

 

Located on the East shore of Lake Tahoe, Zephyr is home to a large sandy beach and many amenities.  With easy access to parking you will have no trouble at all paddling over to the picturesque boulders beneath the crystal clear waters that are so often photographed.

2. Kings Beach to Speedboat Beach

This is quite a thrilling and memorable journey. It is something you will always remember and the excitement will keep lingering even after you have rested your paddle board for the day. You can start from the beach shack as your starting point and travel eastward toward the California and Nevada State Line. Keep paddling until you arrive at Speedboat Beach which is fun in its on right.

3. Sand Harbor to Thunderbird Lodge

Sand Harbor Paddle Board Rental

Many adventure and travel enthusiasts are familiar with the overhead view of the clear waters of Lake Tahoe with boulders scattered along the floor of the lake. They look like large marbles. The view is amazing to witness from above but it is not difficult to get really up close with this breathtaking beauty. Make a slow cruise to Thunderbird Lodge which has a great view into the remaining residential estates of the 1930s and the giant mountains on Lake Tahoe’s east shore. Take in a smooth paddle during the morning and enjoy a little morning glass spread over the lake and secluded beaches, it all creates a wonderful scene to be enjoyed and to be remembered for years to come.

4. D.L. Bliss State Park

Some 17 miles south of Tahoe City on Highway 89, you will find this adventurous state park. It is a great point to begin your paddling adventures if you're looking for a quiet paddle along the west shore. Travel up to the north and you can satisfy your taste buds with snacks. Turn to the south and spend a serene day paddling to Emerald Bay where you can find souvenirs like postcards and calendars.

5.  Cave Rock

This is a great point during a calm day. It has a boat launch and convenient parking that allows people to easily access the water. Prepare for a base camp at the sandy cove in the south and paddle north to reach the old logging town of Glenbrook. Cave Rock Is an amazing sight from the water!

 

SUPrents.com can provide all your paddle board rental needs in Lake Tahoe. Simply select your board and the length of time you'd like to rent for and let us do the rest. If you have any questions give us a call and we can answer all your questions and get you all set for an incredible paddle board experience!

Top 5 paddling boarding locations in Montana

Grinell Lake, Mt.  An amazing spot to hike in your SUPrents.com paddle board!

Best places to stand up paddle board in Montana

 

If you’ve been to Montana you know that Glacier National Park is one of the most beautiful places in the world and if you haven't, take our word for it.  Throw in an iSUP from SUPrents.com and you can reach places you never imagined would be possible.  With over a million acres of land the possibilities are endless. We’ll visit a few locations within the park, and few outside of the park.  Either way Montana is home to some the best paddle boarding in the country.  As always remember that SUPrents.com can have a board delivered to your door anywhere in Western Montana within 24 hours.

 

  1. Lake Mcdonald

Lake Mcdonald, MT

 

Any one of the hundreds of waterways in the park would make an excellent destination, however we recommend hitting Lake Mcdonald in the early morning or late evening.  Mellow beaches and fairly consistent calm waters make Lake Mcdonald the ideal lake to see what Glacier National Park has to offer.  We recommend the Isle Explorer inflatable paddle board to tool around the lake and scope out the local wildlife.  

 

2. Flathead Lake

Flathead Lake, MT

 

The largest natural freshwater lake in the western United States is world renowned for its astonishingly clear waters. There is a photo of a woman on an air mattress floating above what appears to be a mess of tangled logs.  The visibility in the water is simply amazing!  We recommend checking out the following small state parks called “The Units” within Flathead Lake State Park.

 

  • Wildhorse Island

    This island is one of the largest in the United States at over 2,000 acres and is only accessible via water.  Once on the island you’ll find an abundance of hikes and a rich history of wild horses.  The Salish and Pend O’reille tribes used to use the island as a hiding place for their horses and the United States reintroduced wild horses to the island in 1972.  

  • Wayferers

    Located near the quaint town of Big Fork, Montana Wayferers is the best place to view the sunset on Flathead Lake.  So paddle out and get one those famous SUPrents.com Instagram sunset shots! After returning from the your paddle board adventure be sure to check out Big Fork and grab some lunch or dinner at ShowThyme.

  • Finley Point

    Located near a mature pine forest Finley point offers camping and amazing trout and Salmon fishing.  Rent an Isle Explorer paddle board from SUPrents and head out on the southern end of Flathead Lake to reel in a trophy trout.

  • Yellow Bay

    Come to launch your paddle board on gravelly beach, but stay for the cherries!  Yellow Bay is located in the heart of Montana’s famous sweet cherry orchard. Make sure you’re there in the summer months to take advantage of the cherries!

  • Big Arm

If you’re trying to reach the aforementioned Wildhorse Island this is your launch spot.  Although, that statement makes it sound as though that is all that Big Arm bay is good for and that is not the case.  Big Arm bay also boasts a long pebble beach and picturesque views of the ponderosa pines and juniper trees.

  • West Shore

        The West Shore offers some of the best views on Flathead Lake.  The glacially carved rock formations rise majestically from the water to the east of you and there are amazing views of the Mission and Swan Mountains.  West Shore is also home to one of the most secluded beaches on the lake.  It might be a little bit rocky, but it’s still a great place to launch your SUPrents.com standup Paddle Board.

 

3.  Missoula (Clark Fork River)

    

Lakes are great, but sometimes it’s nice to casually float along with the current.  Put in at the Sha-Ron fishing access site and take out at Bess Reed State Park.  This paddle is an excellent way to experience downtown Missoula from a different perspective.  Be sure to wave to the diners on the patios as they look down on you enviously.  Also, tell them that you had your SUP delivered directly to you in 24 hours from SUPrents.com. ;)

4. Swan Lake

    

Swan Lake campground offers a great place to launch a SUP.  With a long sandy beach there is ample room to paddle out into the calm waters and enjoy the scenery.  This would be an excellent location to settle in for a morning SUP yoga session aboard the ISLE women’s yoga board.  No worries if this is your first time, as with all of our SUPrents paddle board rentals in Montana the boards are inflatable and very forgiving.  Visit SUPrents.com for free 24 hour shipping to western Montnana.

 

5. Lake Como

 

    This picturesque lake is located within the Bitterroot National Forrest about 2 hours south of Missoula.  There is a great beach located on the north end of the lake which is an excellent location to standup paddle board or swim.

 

BONUS

For the truly adventurous we like to throw in a lake that is not accessible via car.  In the summer months check out Grinell Lake in Glacier National Park. With one of the Isle paddle boards from SUPrents.com you can take the inflatable all around board into some very secluded locations.  If you can make the 4 mile trek in you’ll be rewarded with a once in a lifetime paddling experience in this windex colored lake!

Of course there are dozens of other amazing SUP locations in Montana, however we had to cut off the list somewhere.

 

Photos of the Week (Sunset Edition)

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Morning fog just starting to burn off at Deep Lake

Photos of the Week (Mother's Day Edition)

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Inflatable vs Hard Paddle Boards: Speed Comparison

Our friends over at Isle Surf & SUP recently did a really interesting speed comparison between inflatable paddle boards and traditional hard boards. The results might surprise you. They tested multiple boards and found that on average the hard boards were only 5-6% faster than the comparable inflatable boards. Proving once again that unless you're wanting to surf or race, an inflatable is the way to go. Convenience, convenience, convenience! I'll take a 5% speed decrease any day of the week if I don't have to deal with roof racks, worry about my board being damaged and have room to load three friends in my car with four iSUP's. For me, that's what The SUP Life is all about!

To see the results of the speed test and to read the full article click here.

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Sunset paddle with the pup.

Sunset paddle with the pup.

Sunrise at Sparks Lake.

Sunrise at Sparks Lake.

The green hue of Devils Lake makes for a memorable paddle.

The green hue of Devils Lake makes for a memorable paddle.

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Kelly and little Ellie thinking about an afternoon paddle.

Kelly and little Ellie thinking about an afternoon paddle.

Pure Joy!

Pure Joy!

Palm trees and paddle boards

Palm trees and paddle boards

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Incredible birds eye view!

Incredible birds eye view!

Post work paddle

Post work paddle

Sailboats, sun and fun!

Sailboats, sun and fun!

SUPrents.com lands in Kauai

Winters in the Northwest can leave my family and I feeling a little depleted in the Vitamin D department.  To combat that deficiency we took a trip to the beautiful Hawaiian island of Kauai.  My wife and I have been making the trip to Hawaii for one reason or another for the last 10 years.  However, this was the first time my son would get to experience island life.

When we visit the islands we make sure to soak up plenty of sun on the beach, but we also love to explore all the island has to offer.  Some of that exploring can only be done by boat (Secret Falls being one example). Lucky for us the inflatable paddle boards from SUPrents.com are easily toted around in the trunk of our car allowing us to pull our car over and be ready for a stand up paddle board session whenever inspiration strikes.  Heck, to prove how portable these boards are I took the Tower Adventurer iSUP on a 5 hour hike to Hanakapiai Falls.  

All in all it was an excellent trip, that I'm sure we will be making again!!