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SUP Rental

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Level: Intermediate and Experienced Paddlers over 18 years old

Duration: 1 hour

Location: Santa Cruz Harbor

Note: Wetsuit rentals are available for $20

All novice, never paddled before, please sign up for the Intro to SUP Lesson.

Effective January 2024, no refunds.  All cancellations will now receive store credit. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to serving you with flexibility for future purchases.

1 Hour SUP Rental Experienced Paddlers

Stand Up Paddle through the Santa Cruz Harbor

Stand-up paddling (SUP) in the harbor is a popular water activity that combines leisure and fitness. Participants stand on a large, stable board and use a long paddle to propel themselves through the calm waters of the harbor. This activity provides a unique perspective of the harbor, allowing paddlers to enjoy scenic views of the surrounding landscape, waterfront, and marine life.

Whether it’s a serene sunrise paddle or a leisurely exploration of the harbor, SUP offers a versatile experience suitable for all skill levels. Beginners can start in sheltered areas with calm waters, while more experienced paddlers may venture into open waters for a more challenging workout. SUP in the harbor often provides a peaceful and relaxing escape, offering a chance to connect with nature while engaging in a full-body workout. It’s a popular choice for individuals seeking a balance between recreation, fitness, and the enjoyment of waterfront environments.


What is included :

  1. Stand-Up Paddleboard (SUP): The primary item included in the rental is the paddleboard itself. This is the large, buoyant board that you stand on while paddling.
  2. Paddle: A paddle is an essential accessory for stand-up paddleboarding. It typically consists of a shaft and a blade and is used to propel the board through the water.
  3. Personal Flotation Device (PFD): For safety reasons, many SUP rental providers include a personal flotation device (PFD) or life jacket with the rental. It’s important to wear a PFD, especially if you are not a strong swimmer.
  4. Leash: A leash is a cord that attaches to your ankle and the board, preventing the board from drifting away in case you fall off. This is a safety feature to keep the board close to you.
  5. Basic Instruction: This may include tips on paddling techniques, balance, and safety guidelines. If you’re new to SUP, you are required to take either our Intro to SUP Lesson or Beginner SUP Lesson to be safe on the water.
  6. Rental Duration: We offer 1 hour, 1 1/2 hour, half day, full day, extra days – call us to book
  7. Paddling with Children and Dogs: All under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult.  Bring your dog on the SUP.
  8. When is the best time to paddle: Spring is a lovely time to SUP, warm weather and light winds.  In the Summer best to paddle earlier in the day before the winds pick up at 11am.
  9. Optional Extras: We have extra accessories available such as waterproof bags, phone holders, or wetsuits, depending on the conditions.

It’s crucial to check in with us to understand exactly what is included in the rental package and whether there are any additional costs or requirements. Always prioritize safety and follow any guidelines provided by SUP Shack for paddling on the Santa Cruz Harbor and Monterey Bay.



  • Single SUP 1 hour: $37
  • Single SUP 1 1/2 hour: $55

Reservation: Secure your SUP adventure by booking in advance. Our calendar to the side will show availability or contact us directly to check availability and make a reservation.

Note: A security deposit may be required upon rental, refundable upon the safe return of the equipment.

Get ready to cruise and create unforgettable memories with our 1 or 1 1/2 hour Rental! Book now and experience the freedom of paddling on your terms.

Terms and Conditions:

  • Security deposit required.
  • Must be 18 or older to rent, or have parental consent.
  • Equipment must be returned in the same condition.

Get ready for a day of sun, surf, and smiles! 🏖️🌴

Effective January 2024, all cancellations will now receive store credit. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to serving you with flexibility for future purchases.