While there is nothing that compares to being in the green room staring out the barrel of a wave, being a Texas waterman requires a certain level of ingenuity and an open mind. From tanker surf to standing waves to stand up paddling when it comes to getting stoked, Texans are willing to go the extra mile.
Hours away from the coast, Stand Up Paddling Austin (SUP ATX!) offers FREE SUP classes every Saturday morning beginning at 10am in Austin. Everyone is welcome to try stand up paddling for free. You won’t get barreled but getting wet and the serenity of a nice glassy day will get your stoke up. SUP ATX is on a mission to spread their stoke from oceans to lakes and rivers around the world, along with free classes they also are a premier Stand up Paddle board manufacturer.
SUP ATX began testing various board makes and shapes in the ocean in Malibu. After determining which boards would work best in lakes and rivers as well as oceans, SUP ATX began shipping various boards to friends and associates for further testing on inland lakes and rivers worldwide. This resulted in valuable feedback used in developing the SUP ATX line of stand up paddle boards and resulted in the spreading of stand up paddling in key recreational lakes and rivers throughout the central United States.
The SUP ATX line of stand up paddle boards have since defined and revolutionized the stand up paddle board industry worldwide, officially moving the sport from the shores of Hawaii and Malibu to lakes, rivers and surfing areas everywhere.
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SUP ATX also runs a meetup group that has the latest info about their free classes.