How we give back

Some of the Companies & Organizations we Support, donate to and/or work with...

City of Superior

Duluth Parks & Rec

Superior Parks & Rec

Park Point Summer Kids Program

North Star Academy PAC 

Lake Superior Lifecare Center 

Lighthouse Center for Vision Loss

Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve 

Lake Superior Estuarium 

Duluth/Superior Boys and Girls Club

MENTOR Duluth/Superior 

Duluth Community Gardens Program

Positive Energy Outdoors

The Young Athlete's Foundation, Grandma's Marathon 


Northland Children's Services 

Chelsea Heights Elementary School 

Superior Middle School







Northwest River Supply

Badfish SUP

Hala Gear 

Glide Paddleboards 

(218) 343-1308


To our returning customers and customers-to-be: 

You are absolutely the reason we are so pumped each and every season to continue sharing our knowledge, skills, and enjoyment of stand up paddle boarding.

We Thank you for utilizing our services!  

and sending your family & Friends to us is the best compliment we could ask for.

Paddle on!


SWEET Paddling Spots

within 1 hour from our location

SO MANY!  A few of our FAVORITES when conditions allow...

* Paddle the Island!  

    Lot's to explore around Barker's Island.  Head down to      WI Point. Adventure along remote sandy shores and          check out Allouez Bay too for excellent wildlife!              Continue further along the south shore and launch        from Washburn, WI and paddle Chequamegon Bay!              Quick access to cave exploration. Head over to MN          Point.  Tons of exploring to do along the shores!              Venture out to Herding Island.
* Head to Inland Lakes; Boulder Lake, Island Lake,                Lake Ore-be-gone (Gilbert, MN), Lake Nebagamon                (Wisconsin)
* Split Rock Lighthouse State Park
* Tettegouche State Park 
* Meyer's Beach (Apostle Islands NP Sea Caves)
* Bois Brule (Brule, WI) (Class I to III                                    whitewater/flatwater)
* St. Louis Bay- Boy Scout Landing in MN, Billings Park         in WI.
* Pokegama Bay, Superior, WI.  Amazing wildlife opportunities!

** Let us know what you're looking for and we will gladly direct you on where to safely access the waterways and good paddling routes based on current conditions. 


thank you

North Shore SUP


Experience is the teacher of all things...


Proud to be the Area's 'Paddleboard people' 

since 2012

(1) Who are we and (2)what are we doing (Our mission)?  

(1) Who are We?

We are paddlers.  We value the natural world around us.  we love getting out there and into the environment in any way/shape/form.  We come from a whitewater background and have experience guiding on rivers mostly in the Southwestern region of Colorado/New Mexico.  This is where we found SUP, and our stoke to share it with others began.  When the rivers got too low for rafting we became obsessed with how versatile and fun it was playing on a board.  we learned all we could about the sport and still continue to develop and improve our expertise.  We now paddle year-round on different types of waterways with awesome people, who have made Paddleboarding their profession!  We attend Clinics, build up our certifications, constantly keep up with the industry, and most importantly we are out there doing it all the time.  we are very proud of the equipment we choose to carry and it reflects in how amazed our cutomers are when they paddle with us! 

When you paddle with us, you will receive water safety techniques and excellent instruction by Professionally Certified Instructors.  You will also be matched up with a board and equipment that suits your size and paddling level (this is key!  We are all of different shapes and sizes and it is necessary to have different shaped and sized boards -thank you to all the amazing shapers out there!).  We operate directly on the water off of Barker's Island (this makes putting in and taking out extremely convenient and safe), and our location offers a protected inlet perfect for beginners and youth yet plenty of long distance waterway exploring for the advanced paddler.  We are the only SUP company in our area that carries a large selection of high-quality Stand Up Paddleboards, including boards made and sourced in the USA, Inflatable boards (as durable as it gets, convenient to pack/carry in the backpack provided, and ideal for moving water), Recreational boards, Touring boards, Whitewater Specific boards, Racing boards and more.  During our season we are literally waiting for you down at our site on Barker's Island, so come see us during open hours and paddle the Island, or grab a board and get out there!  Whatever your SUP related needs may be, we can help! 


(2) What are we doing (Our mission)?  

We ask ourselves this often... we are sharing our expertise with you.  And, we are doing it in a way that has a deliberate, low environmental impact to compliment what we place value upon.   We operate directly on the water's edge in an easily accessed location, offering affordable rates.  We do this so that we can offer a unique experience to anyone looking to paddle, in our area where water is in such abundance.  we are educating you, we are keeping you safe,  and we are providing you with an experience.  our mission is to help Youth & adults alike connect with their waterways.  this promotes preservation and creates a sustainable way of doing business.  We enjoy what we do, and are even more stoked to share it with you! See what our customers have to say...

"It was so nice to be guided by someone who had so much knowledge and genuine passion for what they were teaching"  -Paddle Party/SUP Yoga 2015

"Thank you for your expertise, you guys are the best" -Paddler on-site Rental 2016 

"We had so much fun taking boards, it was so much easier than I thought it would be, thanks for making it so convenient" -Paddler Off-site Rental 2017

"so glad to have you offering the services you do in our community, it is so awesome" -Paddler on Tour 2017

"ThAnk you so much for giving my grandkids this experience, it is absolutely unreal!  They can't wait for next summer, such a valuable experience." -Grandparents of 3 paddlers on tour 2017 ​ 

"We had so much fun hosting our Family reunion on the island!  you guys were so accommodating and easy to work with, we will definitely see you in another 5 years" -Family Reunion Party Rental 2017 

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