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2023 Season We will be offering SUP 101 classes on Sundays. These will be introductory to Paddleboarding classes, for folks of any experience. We also will give you a tour of the the river area and allow you to free paddle when you feel comfortable. Our staff will be on the water with you to ensure your safety and give you tips. "And give you a chance to push them in the water"
Enjoy our 2 Mile Sunset Floats at Camp Tomahawk in Galena Mo. We tour a beautiful 2 mile section of the James River with a swimming stop halfway. The entire trip is done on Tomahawk Property with a short shuttle included. Adult beverages are welcome "in moderation", This float is guided however, you are welcome to paddle off with your family and friends as well. Floats are Fri - Sat - Sun
In 2023 We are switching to a monthly Sunset Paddle on the Finley River in Ozark Mo. We will have registration buttons set up and we post on social media the dates of the paddles. This paddle is popular due to slow current, amazing beauty all right in the heart of Ozark Mo.
All my life I have been a river rat, a paddler, jon boater, basically anything river, so that is basically where my love of paddling started. In 2016 a good friend of mine, Shane Perrin called me out of the blue to see how I was doing, after a long conversation he asked me if he could custom build me a board to fit my size, at the time I was over 400lbs. I was honored and floored that someone would do this for me. After a couple months I drove out to St Louis to pick up my new board. Once I arrived he took me down to the Meremac river where he basically threw the board in and me on it and gave me some pointers and I was off. 9 miles later I was beat, exhausted and my feet were killing me and I loved every minute of it, I was hooked. Fast forward a year and we opened Show Me SUP in 2017 with 9 cheap paddleboards and a little hope.
Today we still manage a smaller fleet of boards, around 18. This keeps my groups smaller so we can put more time and focus on the customers we teach. We Opened with the same mindset and goal that Shane had for me, "to put anyone, no matter their ability and size on a board", Today, once again with the help of Shane we have even put folks bound to wheelchairs on paddleboards safely.
We are also dealers for 2 of the best paddleboard manufacturers in the country SOL Paddleboards & POP Board Co. Both are smaller companies with giant hearts and the same crazy love for water as us.
We plan to build our fleet to around 30 or 40 boards now that we have some wonderful local friends that caught the SUP bug and in 2023 will be helping us give the same one on one sup lessons as we did when we started. We are a crazy group of fun, river minded people that want to see everyone experience river sup like we have been blessed to experience.