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Excellant!!

This was my our 1st time paddle boarding. It was something we always wanted to do but were kinda... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2015
Ritlesh C
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San Leandro, California
Perfect Summer activity for all ages

I just went for my second time today! Awesome! The first time I was overly nervous and fell off the... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2015
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31 Jul 2015
“Excellant!!”
28 Jul 2015
“Perfect Summer activity for all ages”
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Springtide paddlesports is delighted to provide first time paddleboarders with an introduction to the basic paddle strokes, balance techniques, and safety measures to enjoy the exciting sport of stand up paddleboarding, known collectively as SUP...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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180 East St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-8069
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Reviewed 1 August 2015

This was my our 1st time paddle boarding. It was something we always wanted to do but were kinda afraid. Tony was great!! He was very courteous and guided us through the entire process. My daughter who is 12 loved it. She actually wanted to...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Ritlesh C
Reviewed 28 July 2015

I just went for my second time today! Awesome! The first time I was overly nervous and fell off the board ha ha, but got right back up and loved it. My son and husband stayed up and loved it. Today my son and I...More

Date of experience: July 2015
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Reviewed 28 August 2014

I'm so happy that we found Tony and Springtide. I SUP frequently on the east coast but was eager to explore. Tony was very accommodating and worked with our schedule. My first day out I saw several types of jellyfish, birds and even a mink...More

Date of experience: August 2014
Thank jesmorgan
friendly7, Owner at Springtide Paddlesports, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2014

What an amazing list of wildlife you saw in one afternoon! Truly an extremely rare instance of seeing Orcas swimming near our launch site at Jackson's Beach. One of the characteristics of why I love to SUP in Griffin Bay is what you have experienced...More

Reviewed 26 July 2014

We had a great time paddle boarding with Springtide! Beautiful afternoon on griffin bay, an ideal setting for SUPing, calm water and easy going. Tony was awesome, very helpful, professional, and very kind and attentive to our kids. I highly recommend, and we will definitely...More

Date of experience: July 2014
Thank L D
friendly7, Owner at Springtide Paddlesports, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2014

Thanks for your kind words! We hope to provide a setting where all paddlers - regardless of ability - are able to learn without the hassle and nuisance of motorized boat traffic. And we aim to provide you with great service! So happy to hear...More

Reviewed 3 July 2014

Great experience if you are in the San Juan Islands. Kids and adults both love. So easy to do and get started. My teenager's favorite thing to do in the San Juan Islands is Supping at Springtide! Relaxed, fun atmosphere and so much to explore...More

Date of experience: July 2014
Thank R0nb0
friendly7, Owner at Springtide Paddlesports, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2014

Thank you for sharing your pictures from that beautiful afternoon! SUPping doesn't really require any age limitations - young and old are welcome and encouraged! All it takes is the willingness to try. Most people find it to be easier than they imagined in their...More

Reviewed 12 September 2013

Griffin Bay was an ideal place for a first attempt at SUP and Tony was a great instructor. He willingly met us earlier then his normal hours to accommodate our schedule, provided helpful tips, patiently answered questions and went out on the water with us....More

Date of experience: September 2013
Thank sunbean11
friendly7, Owner at Springtide Paddlesports, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2014

Thanks for your review! Yes we try to accommodate to our guests' schedules as much as is possible. That also means adjusting to fit weather windows and ferry schedules for those who may only have an hour at a specific time of the day. We...More

Reviewed 28 August 2013

What a great time the four of us had! None of us had tried this sport. We are athletic however, the water was very cold and we preferred not to fall in. Tony explained the technique in great deal and demonstrated the skills for us....More

Date of experience: August 2013
Thank JodyGC
friendly7, Owner at Springtide Paddlesports, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2014

WOW! and thanks for the review. Great pictures as well. Yes, we are very interested in helping newbies get the proper instruction and practice they need to participate in the increasingly popular sport of SUP. Most of our customers come to us with no prior...More

Reviewed 10 August 2013

Amazing experience for our first discovery of stand up paddling. Tony came with us and teach us the basic techniques of paddling on knies and then stand up. And then we enjoy paddling in the very nice and calm Griffin bay to the Dinner island....More

Date of experience: July 2013
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Reviewed 9 August 2013

I would highly recommend going with these guys for some good paddle boarding. Very easy to deal with. My wife and I met Tony at Jackson's beach, got our paddle boards and launched it on the beach. The water was super glassy flat it was...More

Date of experience: August 2013
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Reviewed 2 August 2013

This was my first time on a SUP. Tony was patient and encouraging, even when I fell way behind the rest of my group. He gave me great pointers for improving my skills. He's also a great tour guide through the water and really knows...More

Date of experience: July 2013
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