Friday, June 17, 2011


No, no, I'm not trying to bring the 90's back - I'm talking about stand-up paddle boarding! It's supposed to be a warm and sunny weekend so what better time to hit the water and get some exercise at the same time. My new favorite find of last summer was stand-up paddle boarding at Downunder Kayaking in Rowayton.  It is so much fun, a great way to see all the beautiful houses on the river, good exercise and a really fun outing with friends. We even went there as a team building activity for work!

And this summer Downunder has opened a wonderful new location in Westport. I just got to see it this week and it's huge! Great building, year round surf shop, tons of dock space and the perfect launch for a beautiful tour of the Saugatuck River. Grab some friends, sign up for a tour or a lesson, or just get a quick tutorial at the dock. We even brought a cooler of beers to rest on the front of our board to enjoy down the river, and if you have a dog who loves the water (and standing still) bring them along, they can perch right up front as well! They do offer kayaking and other water sports but SUP is so much fun, if you haven't tried it you have to get out there!

And if you're lucky enough to have summer hours this friday then head to the Rowayton location, you can go paddle boarding, grab some lunch at Rowayton Market above Downunder, hit the Farmers Market and stay on for Shakespere on the Sound! Otherwise shoot up to Westport this weekend and check out their newest location and cruise over to Viva Zapata after for a frosty margarita outside!

Westport - 575 Riverside Ave (203)956-6217
Rowayton - 157 Rowayton Ave (203)642-3660

SUP Board $25 for 1 hr, $15 for an additional hour, $60 for 1/2 day, $90 for the day
Lessons $45 for 1 hr beginner, $100 for 1 hr private. Also available for parties and group outings. Reservations for boards recommended - especially on the weekends. Call for availability.

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