Manhattan Kayak Company was thrilled to embrace stand up paddle boarding (SUP) shortly after its emergence as a full-fledged sport over the last decade. Pursued early on in the waters of the Hawaiian Islands, stand up paddle boarding (SUP) is now one of the fastest growing outdoor activities worldwide.
At Manhattan Kayak Company, we quickly recognized the tremendous potential for stand up paddle boarding in Manhattan. Inspired by the possibilities, we formed a relationship with Todd Bradley, the founder of C4 Waterman and one of the pioneering manufacturers of top flight SUP paddles and boards.
“Form Equals Function” is the guiding principle of Manhattan Kayak Company’s approach to stand up paddle boarding instruction. Manhattan Kayak Company has researched and implemented the most effective, user friendly and engaging stand up paddle boarding (SUP) instructional and performance techniques for a complete, holistic, and fluid form of SUP paddling.
In response to the phenomenal popularity of SUP at Manhattan Kayak Company, we have vastly expanded our New York stand up paddle boarding instructional and touring offerings to accommodate paddle board enthusiasts of all experiences and levels.
In some ways, stand up paddle boarding can be more satisfying and playful than kayaking. However, in order to get the most out of the sport, efficient stroke technique and balance becomes more important to cover significant distances and make real progress against current and wind.
At Manhattan Kayak Company, we provide all the right instructional tools and opportunities along with tours for beginner, intermediate or advanced New York City stand up paddle boarders to maximize their enjoyment and performance of this amazing pursuit. Get on a SUP board with us and change your life!