SUP Texas!

Welcome to the Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Forum from Surfing In Texas. If you haven’t tried stand up paddling in Texas, we highly recommend that you try it! If you are new to SUP, and would like to find paddle board rentals in your area, we are covering all of the best SUP in Texas. Including SUP in Austin, SUP North Texas, SUP in Port Aransas, Stand Up Paddle Boards in Corpus Christi (SUP Corpus Christi), and lots of other areas including SUP racing in Texas and SUP Yoga.

With information on paddle board rentals, Surfing In Texas will have SUP news and SUP videos and where to stand up paddle in Texas (including stand up paddle in Galveston and stand up paddle South Padre Island). If you have a SUP Video or teach SUP lessons, and would like us to cover your SUP product, please email Surfing In Texas or visit our Contact Us page.

The SUP Cup 2013

With the current Texas heat wave, one of the best ways to stay cool is to hop on a SUP in Texas and get in the water. For those who enjoy Stand Up Paddle (SUP), The Bastrop River Co. is bringing the first annual The SUP Cup on August 16-17, 2013. With the “historically hip” …Read the Rest

Paddle Monkeys SUP in G-Town

We were super stoked to catch up with Kim Thomas, founder of Paddle Monkeys, who has recently brought the first and only SUP rental-on-water in Galveston (G-Town)! Spending her summers living on or near Galveston Island (Tiki Island) most of her life, Kim has been active in water sports since she was a teenager.  With …Read the Rest

Port A H2O SUP yoga class June 5th

Port A H2O recently started a once a month SUP YOGA class in Port Aransas with yoga instructor Nancy Myers.  Boards are provided by port A H2O and anyone who has not paddled is given a lesson before the class begins.  Whether you have done an extensive amount of yoga or none at all Nancy …Read the Rest

Local Spotlight: Rio SUP in North Texas

With SUP’s popularity continuing to grow in Texas, and the ever growing number of locations that you can now try stand up paddling, we highly recommend that if you haven’t tried SUP in Texas that you to get out on the water and SUP! Stand up Paddling has exploded in the last several years, with …Read the Rest


It’s been awhile since we checked in on surfers in North Texas, and one of the best ways to get a great workout on the water in North Texas is stand up paddling (SUP). One of the latest trends in SUP in Texas is yoga, which is a  great workout that Texas surfers and water …Read the Rest

SUP Games Video: Austin Texas 2011

The SUP Games is an annual event in Austin, Texas, and is always a great all day event for stand up paddling (SUP) in Texas. In case you missed the event, it was held on October 22nd, 2011 in Austin, and here is a video recap of the event. Some highlights of the SUP Austin …Read the Rest

Port Aransas Marina Cleanup – Free SUP Boards

Whether you are a Texas surfer, beach lover, stand up paddler, sea food lover, or just want to help make a positive difference on the Texas coast, this Sunday you will have an opportunity to help protect the resource that so many of us enjoy as Texans during this marina cleanup paddle. If you are …Read the Rest

Local Spotlight: Port A H20

Mike Wagner has been a commercial diver, surfer, and avid waterman in Port Aransas (Port A) for over 15 yrs, but his career literally ‘took off’ when he began kiteboarding. Sponsored by Liquid Force,  Mike finds kiteboarding to be one of the most rewarding board sports for those willing to put the time in to …Read the Rest

Stand Up Paddle Board Race Benefiting Wildfire Victims

Paddle Zen is a great place to learn how to SUP in Austin, and are the only shop right on the water. They also are doing their part to help the victims of the Central Texas Wildfires, and will be holding SUP Out the Flames – Benefit for Central TX Wildfire Victims. All proceeds from …Read the Rest

Orlando Man To Break The World Stand-Up Paddleboard Record

From North Texas to the Coast, Stand Up Paddling (SUP) is growing as fast as any sport In Texas. One man, Matthew Crofton (from Florida), is taking the sport to the next level in his upcoming journey on a Stand Up Paddle Board far beyond the current record. From his Death Bed to the Mississippi …Read the Rest

SUP Guide: Flatwater to Surf and Rivers

The fastest growing sport in the USA is Stand Up Paddling (SUP). According to the Outdoor Industry Association, the sport has grown by 900% in the last year alone. To put the popularity of SUP into perspective, last year paddle boards outsold surf boards for the first time ever. Rob Casey is a longtime stand …Read the Rest

SUP Texas: Flatwater Foundation Fundraiser

The Flatwater Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides access to mental health services for those in need affected by cancer. This summer, Lake Austin will provide the setting for the second annual Dam That Cancer fundraiser, a 21-mile stand-up paddle and party on Monday, June 20, 2011. When Dam That Cancer’s Founder Mark Garza’s father …Read the Rest

SUP Jam II Results

Austin, TX – SUP Jam II was held over Memorial Day weekend (founded and operated by Jeff Van Zandt), and it was a great event that provided competitive sup racing, entertainment for the whole family, and a great look at the evolution of the sport of Stand Up Paddling (SUP). With 7 races being held, …Read the Rest


Stand Up Paddling is very popular in Texas (ranked 5th in the country), and what a better way to celebrate than with the SUP JAM II in Austin, Texas. The second annual race takes place on Saturday, May 28th, during Memorial Day weekend in Austin Texas. The SUP Jam is series of Texas Stand Up …Read the Rest

Texas Now Ranked 5th For Stand Up Paddle (SUP)

If you are in Texas and looking to get into Stand Up Paddle Surfing, you are not alone. According to Stand Up Paddle Surfing Magazine, Texas went from being the 9th most popular SUP State, to 5th in the United States. With the Gulf of Mexico, and it’s many lakes, Texas SUP is one of …Read the Rest

Stand Up Paddle: North Texas

For those in North Texas, the Gulf Coast and the window for scoring Texas Surf is quite the venture. For those who can’t make the long trip, Stand Up Paddling is becoming more and more popular in Northern Texas (NTX). There are even Meet Ups for those looking to SUP, or learn how to SUP. …Read the Rest

Stand Up Paddle: Austin

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 …Read the Rest