MISSION STATEMENT

Perfect way to see the city and get some exercise.

The Mission of Sunrise Paddleboards is to brand, market, and sell World Class Products and Activities with a focus on a memorable client experience, striving to exceed expectations. Lead the SUP Industry using a portfolio of innovative brands and creative services to maximize State Tourism while maintaining strong leadership as an Ambassador for our City with interactive projects that create awareness of protecting our waterways and consistently giving back to our community in order to make a positive economic impact.

Sunrise Paddleboards is the #1 Dealer in the Country for the Largest Manufacturer of Paddle Boards in the World! However, it is the variety of “Awesome Activities” that has received TripAdvisor’s Award Of Excellence, Broward West Palm Beach Winner Best Paddleboard Shop, and Hundreds of 5-Star Reviews, Editorials, and Commentaries from around the world.

Sunrise Paddleboards Team

MEET THE TEAM!

BRIAN GALTON

BRIAN GALTON

CEO & Founder of Sunrise Paddleboards, LLC.

"Sweet B" is a Florida native born in Lake City, Clermont. Loving the tropical lifestyle, he continues to dedicate his passion to spreading the love of watersports, and marine life by creating various Tours, Charities, and events to bring the community together! Brian is always looking for new ways to bring people together and see the bigger picture of life: "Paddle more Stress Less"!

He can be found at the shop or in the water, nearly every day of the year; with the same passion and enthusiasm as when he first started this movement in 2010. Each and every Activity has been created by Brian who is most proud of our infamous Full Moon Paddles and our Clean Water Clean Life efforts to clean our waterways. Starting with just Rentals and Tours, Sunrise Paddleboards has become the #1 seller of boards for the largest manufacturer in the world and has created its own brand of paddle boards and accessories as can be seen at SUPSmart.com. Brian was a Business Major at VCU and worked over 20 years in the Automotive Industry before resigning as General Sales Manager for 3 franchises. He prides himself on providing 100% Customer Satisfaction, Values, and Quality. You can also meet him conducting every Tour and even by request!

JAMIN WIDENER

JAMIN WIDENER

General Manager Instructor Board Repair Expert

Jamin is originally from the Tacoma/Seattle area of Washington. He has been around boats and water his whole life but decided to make a commitment and joined the team to bring his passion for fitness to the tropics of South Florida.

When not at the shop repairing boards and running the show, he can be found at a local venue watching sporting events, cruising around in his JEEP, or drinking with friends and spreading smiles. He truly brings out the best in all of us!

Jason

Jason "Pasquale" Provenzano

Operations Manager / SUP Fitness Instructor

Guided Kayak & SUP Tours

Nicknames: Pasquale and Provo

About: Recently moved from Rhode Island to share my affinity for paddleboarding because of the positive impact it has on not only physical health but mental health as well. I also have a cat named Batman.

Favorite Movie: Princess Bride

Favorite Author: Neil Gaiman

Interesting Facts: I have my Private Pilot's License and a published book

Paul

Paul "Scouse" Mather

Dock Manager / Paddle Board & Kayak Guide

Scouse, as we call him is quickly recognizable by his strong European accent.  Moving here from Liverpool England in 2016, he loves to entertain guests and conduct Lessons and tours in addition to providing quality customer service as our Dock Manager...He is a jack of all of our Tours and can perform any of them as needed.  He is truly a very valuable Team Member.  He takes great pride in what we do and understands that our Guests are looking to break away from normal life stresses and he goes out of his way to get a smile out of everyone.  He is a retired psychiatric nurse, UK-qualified personal trainer, and box-fit instructor.

Enjoys good conversation, good company, and good beer, maybe not in that order.

Devoted paddle board student/enthusiast, regarding the psychological, physical, and spiritual elements of the sport.  Part of Managing the dock means setting up equipment, which includes the speaker as you will note he really enjoys a variety of music.  DJ Scouse in the House!

Silvie

Silvie "Ocean" Gausman

Paddle Board Yoga Instructor

Silvie is from Ostrava, Czech Republic, and is a beautiful mind and soul. Certified as a yoga teacher since 2005, SUP Yoga in 2016, Reiki Healer, and CPR provider. Love to study the human body and its ability to heal itself through Breath, Movement, and attachment to nature. SUP yoga is a perfect example of all healing elements combined together. In our class clients experience Breath practice, Movement synchronized with Breath, and final Meditation on the water in Nature. Healing Fun!

Kent Hash

Kent Hash

Snorkel / Paddle Board / Kayak Instructor

Kent grew up on the water with over 40 years of experience kayaking and boarding.

CPR Trained and Certified

Kent loves Paddleboarding and Kayaking as can be seen by his constant desire to be on the water entertaining Tourist and locals alike. Meet Kent every Thursday at 9 AM as he leads Sunrise Paddle Boards' "Clean Water Clean Life" Paddle cleaning up the Fort Lauderdale waterways. His passion is also evident as he performs on Jet Ski Tours, Full Moon Paddles, ECO Tours, and most popularly our Snorkel and Paddle the Reef Guide. Kent has a constant smile that is addictive and we invite you to come to explore with him.

Alicia Hammell

Alicia Hammell

Tour Guide and Instructor

Living my life and enjoying what Florida has to offer has always been the highlight of my weekends growing up. Whether I’m out snorkeling on a board in the keys or giving tours to locals and newbies at Sunrise Paddleboards I’m always soaking up the sun and beautiful environment. Working at sunrise Paddleboards has definitely allowed me to work in outdoor luxury with a view while meeting amazing people from all over. Being a new mom to a beautiful baby boy I feel excited knowing that I get to share my love for Paddleboarding with him along with my Sunrise Paddleboard family.

Josh Krieg

Josh Krieg

Jet Ski Manager / Instructor

As an ocean enthusiast, Josh finally made the recent move to Fort Lauderdale, Florida where he is currently working as our Jet Ski Manager and Eco Tour Guide.

He achieved his BS degree in Marine Science at Coastal Carolina University in 2018. Since then, he had the opportunity to work with NOAA as a marine fish biologist, educate classes about environmental issues, and conduct and publish personal research while studying abroad in Jamaica. Some skills and certifications that helped him along this path were of course CPR and First Aid, plus Rescue Diver, and Boater’s Safety and Education License. Being in the “yachting capital of the world”, he plans to earn his 100-ton captains license in the upcoming year. Long term, he would love to get into coral reef restoration and just overall communicate/educate our current and potential environmental issues.

Vanessa Munley

Vanessa Munley

Paddle Board Yoga Instructor

Vanessa was born and raised in Scranton Pennsylvania. She was trained as a competitive gymnast since six years old. Vanessa later went on to receive a scholarship at Nova Southeastern University for Track & Field. After graduation, she was in pursuit of an acting career in N.Y.C. and also got Certifications in Personal Training, Nutrition, Yoga, and USAG Gymnastics. After 3 years in New York City, life took her back to the beach!

In her free time, Vanessa enjoys going to the beach with her dog, flipping and doing handstands, and most of all hanging out with her family. She is a true definition of a "Happy-Go-Lucky" person.

 

Brynlee

Brynlee

Sunrise Paddleboards is proud to introduce Brynlee. She proudly founded Coastal Yoga and Nutrition and has been practicing yoga for over 15 years. She has a passion for wanting to help others find find balance and peace within their mind, body, and soul through the power of yoga. With a Bachelors of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics she has a great knowledge and understanding of the body and how to help others become their best. After graduation, she immersed herself with an intensive 200HR Yoga Teacher Training that qualifies her to reach her primary mission in life to assist, educate, and nurture others through nutrition and yoga.

One of her favorite courses is Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga as she fell in love with floating upside down and the challenges water adds. Combining her love for YOGA with n equal passion for the outdoors made Paddle Board YOGA a great match. Connecting the two is a powerful energy that one can only get by trying her low impact Paddle Board YOGA Class designed to be for all skill levels. Outdoor yoga leads to the cultivation of an inner strength that allows one to deepen practice and engage within yourself. The water adds an element to tone unused muscles and various body parts to build core strength. Using single-pointed concentration and intense focus is a delightful way to experience nature and invigorate your YOGA training. Seeing the beautiful sun or moon rise over the ocean and the beautiful sounds of nature are just a few of the many reasons you will appreciate and love SUP Yoga just as Brynlee does.

Brynlee is eagerly wanting to share her healing journey with others and we are proud to have her at Sunrise Paddleboards. She is always happy to provide consultation and assist you in finding the best ways to nourish your body and soul by bringing peaceful relaxation to your life and strength to your muscles through the ancient practice of yoga.

COMMUNITY & ENVIRONMENT

EVERY WAY POSSIBLE TO GIVE BACK!

Beach lovers, kids and families, and those who enjoy volunteering for a good cause are invited to participate in the monthly Fort Lauderdale Beach Sweep cleanup event to collect litter from beautiful Fort Lauderdale Beach.

The Beach Sweep takes place on the second Saturday of every month. Just a small amount of time can make a huge environmental difference.

• Minors 15 years old and under must be accompanied by an adult.

• Students receive community service hours credit.

• Wear appropriate attire and closed-toe shoes (no flip-flops).

• Bring a water container, hat, and sunscreen. Water will be supplied

Why choose us?

Best Water Sports Fort Lauderdale - Rentals And Tours!

The friendly and knowledgeable staff at Sunrise Paddleboards has over 12 years of outstanding experience. We offer exceptional service and award-winning activities in Fort Lauderdale. Whether you want to go out on your own with a kayak or SUP or prefer to use a tour company with entertaining guides, we are here to help you have a great time.

Fun

Paddle boarding is a great way to enjoy the outdoors with friends and family. It is easy to learn and a great workout.

Paddle boarding is a great way to enjoy the outdoors with friends and family. It is easy to learn and a great workout.

Easy

Kayaking is a great way to explore the water and get some exercise. It is easy to learn and a great way to relax.

Kayaking is a great way to explore the water and get some exercise. It is easy to learn and a great way to relax.

Healthy

Did you know Health Experts claim Paddling is far healthier than Biking or Running and is a great way to build your core for balance and posture? Most people do not even realize they are exercising...

Did you know Health Experts claim Paddling is far healthier than Biking or Running and is a great way to build your core for balance and posture? Most people do not even realize they are exercising with so much eye candy on the beautiful waterways.

Location

Get wet, have fun, and stay fit with us in Fort Lauderdale, FL

If you're looking for a place to paddle board, kayak, and snorkel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, then look no further than us. We also offer electric bike rentals, so you can explore the area in a new and exciting way. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro, we have something for everyone.

The warm tropical weather year-round is perfect for boat tours, and the land and waterways are absolutely beautiful. There's always something to look at, and when it rains, it rarely lasts more than 5-10 minutes. Perfect for a quick break from the heat. So come on down and enjoy the sun and the water!

Frequently asked questions

Most frequent questions and answers

Yes! Advanced Reservations are Required and Deliveries are Limited during Peak Operational Hours. We also offer Roof Rack Pads, so Guest can transport themselves

We do not deliver during peak hours of the weekend.

We can coordinate early in the morning or late in the afternoon if we have advanced notice.

Delivery is $25 up to 4 Boards and $5 for Each Additional Board within 5 Miles.

Our Showroom is located at 2520 N. Federal Hwy. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305.

Delivery is FREE for ALL DAY RENTALS on Weekdays when booked in advance (2 Board Minimum)

We require that anyone handicapped for any reason should advise management. Sunrise Paddleboards is not liable for your personal well-being regardless of skill level. If you are in doubt; then you should not attempt this activity. We truly understand that you may wish to challenge yourself, but please understand that you are also risking the livelihood of our entire organization and possibly the SUP community should something go wrong. You must be able to perform all paddling tasks. No exceptions.

The boards are long and do not fit in most cars. We sell a Car Rack System for $39 and for Renters we offer complimentary use for transporting to your favorite watering hole. A credit card kept on file is REQUIRED. Trucks are fine, however, you will need to secure them using Rope, Bungee, or Tie Downs. Please read your rental Agreement for your responsibility for any damages or Repairs. For more details call (954) 440-4562

Yes, Yes, and Yes! We offer exclusive VIP Perks to our Owners that you cannot get anywhere else. Plus, we offer a Guarantee Buy Back. Trade-Ins, and Consignments on every board we sell. We proudly back our brand with a 1 Year Warranty

We are an Exclusive Fort Lauderdale Dealer for SUPATX, which is the largest Manufacturer of Paddleboards in the world and Best Selling Board in the World. We have been the #1 Dealer for the Top Seller of Paddle Boards in the World for over 10 years. Additionally, we are 1 of only 2 DEMO stores in the country for Lahui Kai Racing Boards and is the only Manufacturer to place more than 1 top 10 Finish in the Battle for the Paddle (Super Bowl of SUP) with 3 Top Ten Finishes.

We have also tested boards from several Manufacturers from around the world and now have over 100 SUNRISE PADDLEBOARDS to select a great quality board at a reasonable price.

Call (954) 440-4562 or Shop Online: www.SUPSmart.com

FREE DEMOS…….. Our showroom is WATERFRONT, so you can ride before you buy!

Call (954) 440-4562

Normal Swim Attire. There is always a possibility of falling in the water, so Reef Shoes are advised as they will help protect your feet from areas that have sharp bottoms, coral, reef, etc... Sun protection is advised including Lotions, Glasses, and Hats.

(Neck Cords are suggested to prevent loss during a splash in the water)

Our Paddleboards weigh 22 to 29 pounds with a few exceptions. We offer many sizes, but 10’6″, 11′, and 12′ are the Industry Standards and we stock all of them in our Rental and Tour Fleet. They are easy to carry a short distance during normal weather conditions, however, we caution everyone to be self-liable for personal injuries due to transporting aboard. Winds can cause uncomfortable twisting if the board catches you off balance; so good stability and quick reactions to changes may be required.

Beginners should start in calm waters, but there is no requirement. We provide Group Lessons every day at 10 AM and 1 PM with our Island City ECO Paddle and Lesson or our now World Famous “Venice of America” Lesson and Tour. Advanced Reservations are Required. Call (954) 440-4562. We are located on the River and offer instant access to the water.

We have 2 convenient locations: Most Guests choose to launch from our Showroom making it quick and easy for us to provide you with great service. For those that prefer, we can conduct a much shorter version of our private lesson. Our Quick Lesson is a simple and easy way to earn in less than 20 minutes. This will enhance your Rental if you are a beginner. For more details call (954) 440-4562

Location, Location, Location!

2520 N. Federal Hwy Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305

Our Showroom is Riverfront between Sunrise and Oakland. Great deck for Parties and events!

New Location: Coconut Cove at the Bonnet House Museum and Gardens - 900 N Birch Rd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
For more details call (954) 709-4311

No, however, there are several factors in determining when and where to paddle. Going against current or strong wind conditions can be challenging for anyone. The River has low and high tides that are often unpredictable in strength and the ocean is equally unpredictable with sometimes choppy waters or red flags that cannot be predicted with trying to make advanced reservations. our Riverfront Showroom is the best location for all beginners. Some of our Tours are done in Groups, so we suggest selecting a time that our Guides can provide younger paddlers more attention. Everyone must be able to swim. Life Jackets are provided and are required on the boards, however, the board itself is a giant PFD, so you are not required to wear the life jacket (If there is any doubt; then wear your life jacket provided). Parents should advise our experts of your child’s skills & we will be happy to cater to your needs.

Yes! However, unlike boats, kites, sails, and other water sports, paddle boarding has very little equipment to worry about. Essentially it is just you, the paddle, and the board. This makes it relatively safe, without much complication and risk. hence, AVOID FALLING ON YOUR PADDLE or BOARD. Reef shoes are suggested to avoid possible injury to your feet. Ocean and River Bottoms have coral and sharp objects that can cause serious injury, so precautions should be taken. Note; Experienced Paddlers do not wear shoes, but everyone does so at their own risk. Weather and Ocean conditions can also be the main factors in determining safety. Check various weather reports for your personal precautions. All our boards come equipped with a leash (keeps board tethered to your ankle) and a Life Jacket (PFD) which should be worn if you cannot swim from shore to shore or about 100 yards to be safe. Plus, all of our Instructors are CPR certified. Sunrise Paddle Boards follow Ocean and Intracoastal Ordinances and Policies to bring you the confidence you can count on! (See our Safety Procedures)

Questions Call (954) 440-4562

We feel our Instructors are the Best! You will be pleasantly surprised to know that many First Timers never fall at all or maybe only one time for the entire Lesson and Tour. This sport is Fun and Easy to Learn! But if you do then no worries because we even train you how to fall. A little splash in the water is fun for everyone anyway, so there is no reason to be afraid. The Paddleboards are big and serve as a PFD, but we still have a Life Jacket and Leash on every board. We do everything possible to make sure you have a safe and enjoyable time. We are in brackish water, so the tides flush the river regularly. We play in this water all the time, but we don’t suggest it as a place to swim. We get hot and jump in for a quick way to cool off and then jump back on our Paddle Boards. We have been operating these waterways since 2010 and nobody has ever registered a complaint resulting from the water and that is over 50,000 Guests and counting.

SUP is known as an abbreviation for Stand Up Paddle Board.

There is a reason why Paddle boarding or SUP is the fastest-growing sport in the world. Its popularity is largely due to how Fun and Easy to Learn the sport is for all ages. Whether you are 5 or 85; there are people of all ages that are seen on lakes, rivers, oceans, canals, and waterways everywhere. Calm conditions are ideal for tranquility, however, fitness-conscious people enjoy paddling against currents to maximize a core body workout. Almost anyone can SUP and while you can experiment with a Paddleboard on your own terms; we recommend taking a lesson for your first time after that you will have the confidence and experience to enjoy the many paddle boarding activities.

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