2015 Casco Bay Race Series

Contact the shop for more info and to register.
Registration is $40 for the season (13 races) and includes a 2015 CBSRS t-shirt
The 1st race will be 2.5 miles, and will be held on June 6th at 4:30 @ Willard beach

Announcing the 2015 Casco Bay SUP Race Series

Last summer's race series was a huge success and probably the most fun I had all year. I met some great new paddlers, became close friends with a few I already new, and overall just had a ball paddling hard and laughing almost all the way.

This coming summer, we are making some significant changes to the race series, with a primary goal of making the event more accessible to beginner paddlers while maintaining and building on the competitive nature of the race at the same time.

Travis, Mike and Raf sprinting for the beach

Decisions....

A couple of the fastest 12-6's of 2014 on the shop floor. On the left is the Fanatic Falcon Flatwater at 24.5" wide. On the right is the SIC X-12 Pro, at 26" wide. Both are carbon construction. Either one could take you to the top step on the podium. At least you don't have to choose what color you want...they only come in red :D

2 very fast boards

Paddlecoach Jessica Rando comes to Soposup

We are super excited to announce that Jessica Rando will be coming to Maine on July 12th and 13th to teach a series of paddling clinics through Soposup. Jessica is a professional athlete and paddler, winning numerous gold medals in Dragonboat racing before turning to Standup Paddleboarding a few years ago, where she has already won over a dozen first place finishes. But more importantly, she is a great teacher and a ton of fun to be around.
Here is the schedule of events:

Jessica Rando

2014 Cushings Island Race Series

We are just a couple a weeks away from the 1st race of our 2014 season. We had tremendous fun last year getting this event started, and are looking forward to an even better season this year. Focus Sup Hawaii, one of our most trusted and comprehensive brands, has stepped up and donated a Cali 12-6 race board to be given as the 1st place prize! Registration is only $35 for the entire season. Every week you will see some familiar faces at the start line, and you will also meet some new participants. The weather and the tide will change things up week to week as well.

Your new board SALE $1099

One of the things we take very seriously at Soposup is making sure you are getting your money's worth when you buy a board from us. I place orders based on what I would want to see in a shop if I was shopping for a board. Price is often the number one consideration when buying a SUP. These things aren't exactly cheap. Sometimes a board is so good that price becomes a secondary factor. For example, if you are in the market for a seriously fast, long distance ocean racer, then you need to consider the SICs in carbon, because they are just that much better than anything else.

3 years and Counting!

Well, its been 3 whole years since we first opened our doors. What a great ride its been so far! When I first began hatching the plan for Soposup, people said I was crazy to open a dedicated shop. Stand Up Paddleboarding was still a very new sport here in Maine. It wasn't obvious that it was going to be huge...unless you had already tried it.

Soposup expands its reach northwards

We are now able to give lessons and rent boards in the Bath/Brunswick area. Tyler Inman, who has spent the past few years in Okinawa teaching SUP, is now our points-north Ambassador. If you are looking to rent boards or take a lesson from a seasoned professional but don't want to drive down to the Portland area, give him a call @ 360-970-1802 and he will take good care of you.

Packing the fleet for northern waters

Saturday Afternoon Race Series

I am very excited to announce the start of our weekly Race around Cushings Island in Casco Bay. The idea is to create a regularly held competitive event for local paddlers to improve their skills and pit themselves against other local talent, while maintaining a casual, friendly, no-pressure atmosphere.

Seth pushing around the backside of Cushings Island

Free Events this summer @ SOPOSUP

This summer we are focusing our efforts on getting as many people on the water as we can. Lessons and rentals are great ways for people to start this journey, but lets face it; FREE lessons and tours are almost impossible to resist!

Paddlebirding Great Pond

Surf Report

updated 08/03/2015 10:04am

swell:
2.6 ft @ 6 sec from SE

wind:
S (Onshore) @ 11 mph

Events

Every Friday morning Free Demo 9-10am @ Willard Beach

Every Saturday 4:30pm @ Willard Beach is our Casco Bay Race Series (call shop for details)

Every Wednesday morning Sup-Yoga @ Kettle Cove 9-10am, And two special evening SUP Yoga sessions: Tuesday Aug 11th and 25th 6-7:15pm at Kettle Cove (call shop to reserve a board)

Group Lessons every Thursday and Saturday morning (call to reserve your spot)

phone:
  207.317.0425

SUMMER hours:
  mon-thur, 10:00am-5:00pm
  friday, 9:30am-5:00 pm
  saturday, 9:30am-6:00pm
  sunday, 11:00am-3:00pm

address:
  382 cottage rd.
  south portland, me 04106