Stand and Paddle
by Fusion Fit
About Us, Our SUP Experiences & Services
Who We Are
A small business offering ALL things stand up paddle boarding
What We Do
Provide various SUP experiences and options to locals and tourists of all ages, abilities and interests.
Why We're Here
To help and empower you to successfully stand up while paddle boarding and become an efficient paddler whether you want to SUP just for fun, recreationally or take things further competitively or professionally.
To Have Fun
To Empower you
Get you successfully standing up to paddle
Help you be an efficient paddler so you get the most out of your SUP time
Provide a safe and welcoming space/environment to learn and do SUP
How We Do It
Group and 1-1 SUP experiences both on our regularly scheduled on our weekly/monthly calendar and by appointment
Recreational or competitive/professional experiences
Groups or 1-1 options
All ages, from our Youth and Teen Program to older adults
Weekly and monthly scheduled paddles on our calendar or book by appointment
Guided by our experienced coach and owner, Rachel, or one of our SUP instructors
Our SUP Experiences
Ways to Paddle With Us
We offer various ways to experience stand up paddle boarding with us at Stand and Paddle
take a look at our paddle and SUP experiences below. View our monthly calendar for scheduled paddles. Visit our scheduling app (link above or at bottom of page) to book, or visit our Facebook page under "events" to book scheduled paddles. Contact us to inquire further, book a private paddle.
SUP 101 Lessons
Everything you need to know to stand up paddle board and become an efficient paddler for an easier, more enjoyable paddle experience including how to successfully stand up, paddle stroke technique, movement patterns, turning and maneuvering, and water/river awareness and safety. 1-1.25 hours. Wednesday afternoon/evenings, Saturday mornings, or by appointment. $75
Register Today. Get certified in Paddle Fused Fitness and become a Paddle Fused Fitness Coach. 2-day NASM/AFAA CEC-approved course. Next course November 12th and 3th 2022.
The very basics to simply get you on the water, including SUP basics, water/river safety, and wind/weather so you have the basic skills/tools to navigate our waters. Part of all our Guided tours, special event paddles and Paddle Fused Fitness. Required for SUP rentals (once per season). Please allow15-25 minutes. $30
Start them young! “Kids don’t float, sink or swim. They paddle board!” SUP is for Everyone. Children and teens can learn to stand up paddle board too! Our Program teaches children and teenagers how to SUP. Weekly classes by age. Private lessons also available. Inquire about the Youth SUP Race Team.
SUP League & Thursday Night Race League (TNRL) Bluffton/HHI
Paddle like you mean it. Paddle 2-5 mile course amongst groups of paddlers of various skills levels. Choose to paddle for fun/leisure or friendly competitive race pace. Understanding of basic SUP 101 skills necessary and ability to paddle minimum of 1.5 miles. This SUP option offers the least amount of coaching/instruction of what we offer. $5-15
Private Paddles by Appointment
We offer private paddle board tours, lessons, and group events for individuals and groups of up to 10 individuals by appointment. Contact us to book or inquire.
Off-Season Paddle Fused Fitness
We have plenty of options throughout the year to experience the benefits and fun of SUP!
A Few Other Things
We operate all our local paddles from the Bluffton Oyster Factory Park where we start out with land introduction and instruction then head out onto the beautiful May River in Bluffton, SC.
Our waters are full of nature, fish dolphins and other living marine life, sand bars, oyster beds, and more! Weather, winds, temps, tides and currents all factor into booking paddles.
We have our own fleet of paddle boards which we provide participants (unless you have your own and want to bring it). Our paddle boards are custom designed and used for recreational, fitness, yoga, and touring.
We do NOT rent out boards. The main reason for this is safety and confidence. We want you to have the BEST experience while stand up paddling and in order to do that we want to provide you with the guidance, support, coaching, and expertise both on land and on the water, and just handing you a board and Paddle will limit that. Plus, we do have tides/currents, winds, and oyster beds to take into consideration that for the inexperienced paddler and especially those unfamiliar with our waters can make paddling solo extra guesswork and effort. As coaches and instructors/guides want take this guesswork out of the equation for the best experience.
No experience necessary to SUP with us! We want to help as many people learn to SUP and successfully stand up while paddle boarding. Our boards accommodate up to 280 pounds and comfortably accommodate one person. We have done tandem Adult paddles to the sand bar, Adult-child paddles, and Adult + dog paddles which entail a slightly different experience.
Children and teens may learn to SUP too (conditions apply).