Do I need experience to paddle board?
Nope, most of our customers are first timers. You must know how to swim and be physically fit enough to get to a standing position from your hands and knees.
How old must a child be to go paddle boarding?
There is technically no minimum age, but from experience we find that children ages 12 and up do the best, although we have had customers as young as 8 look like professionals! It is all dependent on his or her coordination skills and the wind conditions that day.
Can my child ride along with me on my board?
That is completely dependent on your skills as the balancing act becomes more difficult. Our boards that will fit a child under the age of 8 sitting on the front, we require them to wear a life jacket and know how to swim.
When is the best time to go paddle boarding?
Normally morning and evening have the least amount of wind. Those are the best times for paddle boarding. Sometimes in the afternoon the winds pick up and create a current. When you call to schedule a rental we will check the forecast and give you our recommendation.
What is your cancellation policy?
We are very laid back and accommodating. If you cannot make your appointment at the scheduled time please just give us a heads up the night before and we can reschedule or cancel. Although once the boards are dropped off and payment is made, there will be no refunds.
My name is Nick Giuffre, I am from West Chester, Pennsylvania. Since I was a child my family would always go to Ocean City, New Jersey every summer for a two week vacation. I would look forward to this every year, as it was the best two weeks of summer. At age 10 I took surf lessons at 7th St surf shop, I was instantly hooked. From there on out I would beg my parents to rent a house on a surfing beach. Once I turned 16 and had my drivers license, the Jersey Shore became my home every summer. As most of you have witnessed there are not many waves in the summer months, so to keep me from dying of boredom on the beach during flat spells I picked up stand up paddleboarding.
I graduated from Penn State in 2008, I knew I did not want the average 9-5 finance job so I was determined to start a business that involved one of my passions. After traveling the world for a year chasing waves and tropical beaches, I noticed that SUP was starting to take off everywhere. From little costal towns in South Africa to tiny islands in Thailand, there were SUP rental shops popping up everywhere. I knew I had found my business and went back to New Jersey determined to spread the word about stand up paddleboarding to southern New Jersey!
My goal for SUP Guy is to provide our customers on vacation at the Jersey Shore a conveinent and enjoyable experience of stand up paddleboarding. We know everyone works hard all year for that week or two vacation at the shore and we want to help make it hassle free with our complimentary delivery and pick up service. We love getting friends, couples, and entire families out on the water together where there are no cell phone distractions and everyone can enjoy the tranquility of floating through the back bays. We also hope to inspire our younger riders to get outside more, to enjoy the water, and hopefully find that new passion that will last a lifetime!