T.I. Marina Rentals - 410-886-2500

Stand-Up Paddle Board (SUP) Rentals

We Rent Ocean Kayak Stand Up Paddle Boards (SUPs)
to Residents, Visitors, Tourists & Vacation Home renters that are in the
St. Michaels, Oxford, Easton, Cambridge and Kent Island areas

SUP Details

Ocean Kayak's website says:
The Nalu SUP is "A sit-on-top kayak you can stand up and paddle! At 11 feet, the Nalu 11 is at home in the ocean or on rivers - it's highly maneuverable and much tougher than a composite board. Stand up or sit down, the Nalu is stable yet maneuverable. It provides a great full body workout and is perfect for the entry level to intermediate stand up paddler who is just getting into the sport. Most of all, the Nalu is fun!"

FYI - Nalu is Hawaiian for “wave”.

SUP Informational note.
Only a few years ago there were no companies that offered Stand-Up Paddle Boards that I felt comfortable renting. Even today most boards are designed for mid-level to experienced folks making it difficult for novice paddlers to learn the sport. Those boards are not very stable, they don't track well and they do not offer a sit-down paddling option. It's my experience that most of our customers just want to have a good time without having to learn technical skills. Thankfully Ocean Kayak recognized the need and developed the Nalu. Our initial trial resulted in our adventurous staff (teenagers) attempting for the first time to SUP while the rest of us watched in anticipation of a good laugh but to our surprise no one even stumbled let alone fell-in. Even I managed to successfully SUP the marina interior without mishap. And that my friend says a lot about the ease of learning the sport on an Ocean Kayak Nalu because coordination and balance are not amongst my finer attributes.

A few SUP instructional tips.
Once standing up on the SUP, place feet parallel about shoulder width apart. You can move forward or aft in order to achieve good balance. Now grip the paddle's T-handle end with one hand and place the other hand about midway down the shaft resulting in a little wider than shoulder width spacing. Insert the paddle into the water as far forward as possible by extending the lower arm and rotating your torso towards the front (without over stretching). Now bury the blade fully into the water, rotate your torso towards the rear while gently pulling in on your lower paddle hand while pushing out on your upper paddle hand. Let your rotating torso and back muscles do most of the work. This is all done in one smooth flowing motion which will result in the forward motion of the SUP. Repeat this several times on one side, then switch to the other side. After a few minutes of practice, the paddling motion will develop muscle memory making it easier each time you take a paddle stroke. Now go enjoy yourself!

FYI - The paddle board speed you achieve depends on the distance of each stroke and the stroke rate.

Below are a few links that may be of interest.


Here for online Nalu Demo Video

Here for SUP Instructional Video 1

Here for SUP Instructional Video 2

Specs:
> 11' Long
> 31" Wide
> Weighs 44 lbs
> 1 Person Capacity up to 275 lbs
> Molded-in Padded Nonskid Foot Wells
> Floatable, Featherweight Paddles
> Molded-in Seating Area for Sit-down Use
> Supportive Backrests for Sit-down Use
> Molded-in Carrying Handles
> Molded-in Integral Fins
> Trail Map Provided
> Loaner Coolers Available
> Loaner Sun Screen


Rentals By The:
> 2 hour, 4 hour, day, weekend, week.


Things to Bring:
> Bathing Suit
> Change of Clothes
> Towel
> Sun Glasses
> Sun Block or Sun Screen Lotion
> Camera - (we provide zip-lock baggie)
> Cell Phone - (we provide zip-lock baggie)
> Soap & Shampoo if Showering Afterwards

Onsite bathrooms with
showers & changing area

Life Jackets Must Be
Worn At All Times

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She is obviously enjoying herself.

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"I swear I'm not too old for this".

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Jake's 1st time on a Nalu 11.

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He's a natural.

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The gentlemen has perfect form.

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Call 410-886-2500 for Pricing and Reservations

6140 Mariners Court, Tilghman Island, MD 21671 -  www.TilghmanMarina.com

We Require Safe, Responsible and Respectful Boating at All Times

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