Welcome to the Amelia Island Paddle Surf Company. I am Bobby Greene, founder and lead guide. I want to briefly introduce myself and the company. I grew up as an Army brat and lived across the US and in Europe. Spending the bulk of my childhood in Georgia, I attended the University of Georgia earning a bachelor and masters degree in environmental health and ethics. I was also a member of the Georgia Bulldog football team. Go Dawgs!
I have been visiting Amelia Island as a vacation destination since the mid 1990s. My family was fortunate enough to move to Amelia Island permanently back in 2012. As an avid surfer, freediver, kite surfer and paddler, I like to think of myself as a true waterman in every sense of the word. Calling Amelia Island our home together with my in-depth knowledge of the environment and passion for the outdoors Amelia Island Paddle Surf Company was born.
It is our mission to share, celebrate, and preserve all this wonderful island has to offer from the deck of a standup paddle (SUP) board. With top of the line equipment and certified instructors and guides we strive to make your paddle boarding experience a memorable one. We hope you join us.
Learning to SUP is truly a beginning. It opens doors to a wide variety of paddling experiences from lakes, to rivers and marshes, from flat water to epic waves, and more. Paddle boarding is considered one of the best and most refreshing ways to stay fit.
All our instructors are ACA SUP certified and experienced at teaching first timers. Your first SUP lesson will include paddling on calm, flat water to get you going. Amelia Island is one of the best places to paddle board in Florida and has plenty of great places with perfect conditions for a paddle boarding lesson. We will supply a stable board, properly sized paddle, inflatable PFD belt, and a coiled SUP leash.
For each SUP lesson, you will start on the beach and learn about the equipment, proper technique, where to stand on the board and how to start. From there you will be on the SUP board and paddling in no time. Once on the board you will learn forward and sweeping strokes, stopping and bracing. When you are ready, we head out to do some exploring and sight seeing. Time spent on the board is key to becoming a proficient paddle boarder.
Paddle board along side dolphin at sunrise in the open ocean just off the coast of Amelia Island. Ocean sessions are also a great way to get a workout in to begin your day. If the wind is howling, we offer down winders.
Ocean sessions are intended for beginner paddle boarders and above. We will supply a stable board, properly sized paddle, inflatable PFD belt, and a coiled SUP leash. Distances range from 1 to 7 miles depending on your ability and weather conditions.
An eco tour on a paddle board is a great way to enjoy the wildlife and natural beauty of Amelia Island and the surrounding area. Amelia Island is truly one of the best places to paddle board in Florida. The versatility of SUP boards enable us to get into to shallow waters and tight areas.
All paddle board tours start with a SUP safety briefing and some basic paddling instruction on land. Along the way the we will describe the ecosystem, point out local wildlife and share tidbits about the history of the area.
Each tour is about 2 hours. We supply a stable board, properly sized paddle, inflatable PFD belt, and a coiled SUP leash. The specific tour we do on each day is determined by the tide and weather conditions.
Some of our most popular paddle boarding tours include Simpson, Lofton and Egans Creek, Amelia River, Boneyard Beach along Big Talbot Island, historic downtown Fernandina Beach, and Beach Creek on Cumberland Island with a paddle by Fort Clinch on the way.
For more details and in depth descriptions of our tours, check out our blog series, Amazing Paddles on Amelia Island, by clicking here.
To plan paddle boarding tours over multiple days click here.
Whether you or your group are just starting out or are skilled paddlers working on your technique, our certified and experienced guides can tailor a SUP lesson, ocean paddle, downwinder, paddle surf session or eco tour to fit your specific needs. We supply a stable board, properly sized paddle, inflatable PFD belt, and a SUP leash.
If you are looking to paddle multiple days check out our SUP Vacations by clicking here.
Please contact us at 904.479.5SUP to reserve your private paddle boarding session.
PADDLE BOARD RENTALS
Already a seasoned paddler or paddle surfer but didn't want the hassle of traveling with your SUP board? We rent a variety of paddle boards including all-around, touring/racing, and surfing. We also supply you with a properly sized paddle, inflatable PFD belt, and a coiled or straight SUP leash. We rent paddle boards for half day and full day with discounts for multi-day rentals.
We deliver and pickup the boards for your convenience.
Please contact us at 904.479.5SUP to rent a SUP.
Yoga on a standup paddleboard is a natural transition for those seeking even further connection with nature and themselves. The orange glow and calmness of sunrise while taking in the natural beauty of Amelia Island provide the perfect setting for a yoga session. The paddle board intuitively provides a floating yoga mat too marvelous to ignore. Looking for gentle flow yoga or perhaps a more physical challenge, you will find your needs met in our SUP yoga session. Our instructor is specifically trained to teach yoga on the SUP for a unique experience you cannot find in the studio.
Our standup paddleboards provide a stable base, yet just the right connection to feel the water beneath for a challenging and enjoyable yoga session. You will be assisted by a seasoned SUP instructor during this session while our SUP yoga teacher will lead the session cueing adjustments as needed.
The session begins with a short paddle to our outdoor studio where we assist you in tethering your board to an anchor. Once there, we conduct our SUP yoga session. Each session lasts about 1.5 to 2 hours including the paddle to our outdoor studio.