Coastal Shores

Let our professional and experienced staff assist in your paddle board rental needs. Based in the Belgrade Lakes region of Maine we offer rental of high quality stand up paddle boards. We also offer trips and outtings to go prospecting for gold in Maine

Paddle boarding is a great way to get out on the water and enjoy the outdoors. There are many different types of paddle boards, so it’s important to choose one that fits your needs and skill level. It’s also essential to make sure you have the right size paddle board paddle for your height and weight.

When choosing a paddle board, consider your skill level as well as what type of activities you plan to do once on the water. An all-around board is a great choice for beginners because they are generally stable, easy to maneuver, and suitable for multiple activities such as fishing, cruising, or doing yoga. For those who want a more challenging ride and are experienced riders, surf style boards or racing boards may be a better fit.

When selecting a paddle board paddle, it’s important to determine your correct size. If the paddle is too short, you won't be able to generate enough power and might tire yourself out quickly. Too long of a paddle can cause discomfort in your back and shoulders as well as make maneuvering more difficult. To get an accurate measurement, stand up straight with your arms outstretched and measure from the ground to the tip of your middle finger—that's the size you should look for in a paddle.

Once you've chosen the right board and the correct size paddle, it’s time to hit the water! Paddle boarding is an enjoyable activity that will keep you fit and give you a great way to explore the outdoors. Make sure to wear a personal floatation device (PFD) at all times, even if you’re an experienced paddler. Have fun out there!

Happy Paddle Boarding!

Delivery rates depend with multi day rentals!

Rental Rates

All rates include paddle and PFD (life vest). Delivery will be determined upon distance.

1 Day: $55

3 Day: $120

7 Day: $200

Please call for additional rental options!

Boards, Paddles and PFDs fit individually for you by experienced paddling professionals!

When you're ready to take your stand up paddle boarding (SUP) to the next level, it's time to start paddling in surf. Paddling in surf can be both exhilarating and challenging, but with the right preparation and technique, it can also be a ton of fun. Here are a few tips to help you make the most of your next surf session.

1. Choose the right board. When it comes to SUP surfing, not all boards are created equal. A good surf-specific SUP will be shorter and narrower than a traditional touring or racing board, with a sharp nose and tail for easy maneuverability in the waves. If you're just getting started, you might want to consider renting a board before you make the investment in your own.

2. Get familiar with the waves. Before you start paddling out, it's important to take some time to watch the waves and get a feel for their pattern and power. Once you're in the water, pay attention to where the waves are breaking and where the whitewater is heading. It's also a good idea to swim out to where you'll be paddling and take a few practice strokes on your board to get a feel for the waves before you start paddling for real.

3. Paddle with the wave, not against it. When you're ready to start paddling, be sure to do so with the wave, not against it. Paddling against the wave will only slow you down and make it harder to catch a ride. Instead, paddle parallel to the shoreline until you're in position to catch a wave. As the wave starts to pick up, turn your board perpendicular to the wave and start paddling hard to catch it.

4. Use your body weight to your advantage. Once you're up on the wave, use your body weight to help control your board. Lean into turns to make them sharper, and use your back foot to control your speed. As you get more comfortable surfing, you'll be able to start experimenting with different techniques like carving and airs.

5. Have fun! Surfing is all about having fun, so don't take it too seriously. If you fall, just get back up and try again. With a little practice, you'll be riding the waves like a pro in no time.

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