Stand Up Paddleboards (SUPs) are a fun way to get a good abdominal workout, and see the Puget Sound area from a different perspective. This spring, think of a day on the water with an SUP!

Greenlake Boat Rentals
7351 East Green Lake Drive North
Seattle, WA 98115

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Rent a Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Board from Green Lake’s Boat and Coffee House on beautiful Green Lake. It’s easy to learn, a lot of fun and great exercise. They carry Surftech and Jimmy Lewis Stand Up Paddle Boards that you can try and buy starting in April, 2012. Plus grab a coffee before or after your paddle!

Urban Surf
2100 North Northlake Way
Seattle, WA 98103

Urban Surf provides rental gear at their Lake Union/Gasworks location. Urban Surf carries the latest SUP manufacturers including Starboard, Amundson, Naish, Riviera, and NSP. Board rentals come with a paddle and wetsuits are available for rent. Beginner classes on Lake Union are also available.

Washington Surf Academy
6300 Seaview Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107

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Washington Surf Academy’s stand up paddle (SUP) lessons are perfect for anyone looking for a little hands-on, step-by-step instruction when it comes to getting on the water. The two-hour excursion are around Shilshole, and include a lesson, an SUP board, a paddle, wetsuit and booties (when needed) — and plenty of fun. Think of a date night, celebrating a birthday, or showing guests a different view of the city on an SUP! Group lessons cost $70/person, private lessons available by appointment. Classes begin in May, 2012. SUP Yoga Classes begin in June, 2012. Register online.

Northwest Outdoor Center
2100 Westlake Ave N Ste 1
Seattle, Wa 98109

Located right on Lake Union, with docks out the back door, Northwest Outdoor Center has several different models of SUPs. They also offer classes and trips around the Lake to get you started, refine your technique, and get you out on the water with others who enjoy this fascinating new sport. Beginning in June, 2012, Northwest OUtdoor Center will offer Thursday night Paddleboard Classes that will get you started out with the proper stance, holding the paddle, and paddling techniques to help you turn, and go straighter with less effort. Then they will get you on the water for a paddle. It’s a fun way to learn and practice a new sport that offers a great way to keep in shape. $30/class.

Foss Harbor Marina
821 Dock Street
Tacoma, WA 98402

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Foss Harbor Marina offers stand-up surf paddlers for rent by the hour or the day. Paddle around the beautiful Thea Foss Waterway in Puget Sound with views of Tacoma. SUPs are also available to take with you on your next excursion. There are discounts for multi-day and week-long rentals. Reservations available online.