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What's Hot This March
Posted on February 22, 2017 at 7:10AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Come out and enjoy the lovely spring weather this month! Read on for a roundup of things to do below and check out our calendar of events for everything else going on all month ...
Your Guide to All Things Green: St. Pat's in Five Points
Posted on February 10, 2017 at 12:25PM by Dayna Cantelmi
Blarney! On March 18th, Columbia, SC will become a sea of green for the 35th Annual St. Pat's in Five Points celebration. And you're in luck, because we have everything you need to know ...
Top 10 Tips for Total Solar Eclipse Weekend in Columbia, SC
Posted on January 31, 2017 at 11:56AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Be in the know and travel on the path to totality in the "Total Eclipse Capital of the East Coast," Columbia, SC. The entire region is hosting eclipse-related events throughout the long weekend ...
What's Hot This February
Posted on January 24, 2017 at 11:51AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Short on days, but long on fun, February is jam-packed. Keep reading for our roundup of things to do below, then take a look at our calendar of events for all that's happening ...
Smell the Roses in Columbia, SC This Valentine's Day
Posted on January 19, 2017 at 12:27PM by Dayna Cantelmi
Columbia has been struck with Cupid's arrow and we have everything you need to know to plan the perfect Valentine's Day.   Posted by Conquest Brewing Co., Inc. on Friday, ...
What's Hot This January
Posted on December 30, 2016 at 8:59AM by Dayna Cantelmi
Happy New Year! Hit the ground running in 2017 with concerts, exhibits, events and more happening all over town this month. Read on for our roundup of things to do below, then check out ...

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When it's warm, we're mostly on the lake renting boards, giving lessons, and sharing our standup paddleboarding stoke on Lake Murray.

We are on the Irmo side of the Lake Murray Dam Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday nights from 5 - 8 by appointment. On Friday evenings (5 - 8) and Saturdays (12 - 6), we are at Dreher Island State Park. During the Summer, we will be at the dam from 7 - 9 a.m. (M - F)... doing paddle fitness workouts, and then will stay there doing Summer camps for kids from 9 - 12 noon (M - Th). Sunday is fun day for special events and parties. Keep posted for word on that!

See facebook listings for update on where we will be. Call, text, or message on facebook to schedule a reservation.

In case you have never paddleboarded, you have no reason to fear. Steve is a longtime paddler and surfer and is very patient. He will give you all the instruction you need. If it is balance you are concerned about, fear not as well. SUPs are much more stable than you might think. There are normal epoxy SUPs as well as some Big Boy boards for larger paddlers. Standup paddleboarding is the easiest watersport you will ever do. In 5 minutes, you will be paddling like you have done it all your life. In three summers, there has NEVER BEEN A PERSON WHO COULD NOT DO IT. Each summer, we teach about 300 people to paddleboard and not a single one has been unsuccessful!

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