Founded on the 27th of December 1839 the Capital City of second biggest state in the US, Austin, Texas has some beautiful historical buildings as well as an electrical live music scene. If you are visiting this awesome city make sure you check out some of the local bands and bars as well as taking a trip to the many parks and lakes dotted around the city.
There are some ideal Paddle boarding spots in Austin for many reasons and with many companies all competing against each other to bring you the best possible SUP experience, there is sure to be something that suits you. The stunning weather and some great flat waters make Austin great even better for beginner paddlers and experienced SUPers alike. In this article we will go over some of the highest rated companies in the local area as well as some of the best SUP spots should you want to take your own adventure.
Stand up Paddle board rentals & shops in Austin
SUPatx- A wide range of different SUP’s are available for purchase either online or in store; they also have many different Paddle Board must have accessories like PFDs and leashes. If you don’t want to fork out a massive amount for a Paddleboard there are always offers on their website furthermore you can rent a SUP in store for a set price per day! This company is clearly trying to provide their customers with the best possible value when it comes to buying and renting Paddleboards, and have been successfully doing so since founder Nick Matzorkis realized there was a gap in the Austin market after trying Paddleboarding in Malibu!
Austin paddle sports – The second company on our list has helped to teach hundreds if not thousands of people in Austin learn how to paddleboard and continue to offer professional SUP lessons to locals and tourists alike. Austin Paddlesports also offer amazing group Paddling which in our opinion would be a great idea for a workplace trip and an opportunity to get closer to colleagues. They also have SUPs available for rental if you don’t have your own. If you are looking to buy a paddle board, they also offer a ‘try before you buy’, which is great for sup beginners. View our best inflatable paddle board reviews before you make your final decision.
Peaceful Paddling – Another fantastic company who offer Paddle Boarding experiences as well as many different services, such as kayaking and boat trips. If you are a tourist and are looking to find out more information on the local area, its history and see some of But they also provide paddle boards for rent should you want to explore the beautiful lakes of Austin from a unique point of view?
Live love Paddle – This enthusiastic company are in the heart of Austin and offer some amazing tours of the city, in areas such as Congress Bridge and lady Bird Lake and group tours of the city. If you’re looking to have a once in a lifetime experience then this is the perfect opportunity to learn more about Austin and to burn calories at the same time. If you are confident and decide you want to make your own route on your paddle board then Live Love Paddle also offer rentals at $10 an hour. They also offer night time paddling which will show you some unique and wonderful views of the lit up city, also full moon kayaking and live music tour!
Best places to paddle board in Austin (TX)
Lake Georgetown – This stunning lake is an ideal place to take the whole family, even if they don’t like paddle boarding there are some beautiful views on the 26.5-mile hike that can be done around the water. Local companies such as Georgetown Paddle company offer both SUP rentals as well as lessons if you don’t have your own board or aren’t confident in you paddling ability. You could leave half the family doing one of the many other activities such as bike rides, hikes, and a boat ride that the Reservoir has to offer whilst you have a fun yet tiring water workout!
Texas Rowing center – A perfect Paddleboarding spot for begins and more experienced paddlers alike. With the Rowing Centre itself offering some amazing prices on SUP rentals; at just $15 an hour or $35 dollars for the day it’s hard to say no. As I’m sure you guessed by the name you can also rent rowing boats, Kayaks, and Canoes! There are also Rowing lessons available but unfortunately, there aren’t and SUP lessons at the official club yet. Although it won’t be hard to find a teacher in the local area. On the Lake, you will be able to take in some of the wildlife whilst enjoying the beautiful views of the forest.
Lady Bird Lake – The number 2 thing to do in Texas on TripAdvisor is definitely one of the best Paddling spots in Austin! This is an ideal spot to have a peaceful workout not only on your paddleboard with plenty of space but there is also a great place to Hike or go on a Bike ride. There is an enchanting view of the Austin Skyline and some historic status around the Lake this has to be one of our favourite SUP spots!
Map of paddle boarding locations and SUP Rentals in Austin
Austin is an amazing place to visit in general, but if you are looking to go to some amazing Paddle spots and meet some enthusiastic people at the same time then you should definitely take a trip to Austin. We hope this article has informed you of some local businesses which you can utilize to have the easiest and best time while Paddleboarding. Don’t forget to take a bottle of water with you as this may use more energy than you expected; and the Sun Cream if it’s a hot day!