About A1A SUP Co

Come Enjoy the Paddleboard Life with A1A SUP

“Oh my God, did you just fall before me?” I asked Mike after his spill into the water just off the shores of Jamaica.

And that was our first time on a paddleboard!

I surprised myself that I, one, did not fall once and two, just how much we really enjoyed paddleboarding!

Mike and I both returned home to the Kansas City area, from our vacation and I immediately began looking into paddleboarding in the area but did not find a lot of options for us there. It bummed me out a lot. However, it had always remained at the back of my mind as something I enjoyed doing but had very little opportunity to indulge in something I’d only truly heard about in celebrity magazines.

Then we moved to St. Augustine, Florida in December of 2020. We wanted a new life, away from the blustery winters of the midwest now that our children, Grace and Jimmy, were finished with high school and there was nothing left keeping us in KC.

And what did my wandering eyes take in as I look upon the coastlines of northeast Florida?

You guessed it- Paddleboards!

I was so excited to see so many men, women and many groups enjoying something we only dreamed of being a part of. I looked at Mike and smiled then said, “I want a paddleboard.”

We started looking into paddleboards and we felt very overwhelmed with the many types out there. So many factors to consider when buying a paddleboard. Factors such as:

  • Weight Capacity
  • Rigid vs Inflatable 
  • Warranties
  • Length
  • Accessories
  • The list goes on...

It didn't matter if we spoke to big box stores, local marine shops, and even the surf shops. They all said the same thing - "buy ours, it's better."

It was a whirlwind of confusion based on the lack of information out there to help people like us make a decision on what seemed like a very simple choice.

And that is what led us to start A1A SUP to help others, like us, discover and enjoy paddleboarding.

Visit our SUP Blog & Learning Center to learn more on paddleboarding.

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