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Have Fun and Get Fit with SUP (Stand Up Paddle-boards) in Destin, FL

by S. Lynne on July 14th, 2014

Have you tried stand-up paddle-boarding yet? It’s lots of fun and easy to learn, so it’s no wonder it’s one of the hottest new sports to hit the Gulf Coast. Paddle-boarding offers an exciting and different way to explore the area’s lakes, canals, harbors and bays, and — once you learn to balance — the Gulf. It’s safe, too, so it’s a great activity the whole family can enjoy.

SUP paddle-board rentals at GUSU in Destin

Located on Destin Harbor next to AJ’s, GUSU paddle-board rentals is a great place to get started with SUP and explore Destin Harbor

The easiest way to start paddle-boarding is to visit a professional outfitter such as GUSU (Get Up Stand Up) Paddlesports in Destin. One of the largest retailers in Northwest Florida, GUSU carries a wide selection of paddle-board equipment, clothing, and accessories. It also offers rentals, lessons guaranteed to “have you up and paddling in no time at all,” paddle-board tours of Destin Harbor (equipment and instruction are included in the price), and SUP-Yoga and SUP-Lates fitness classes.

“Our educated staff is always eager to help anyone with questions regarding the sport of stand-up paddling,” said GUSU co-owner Jon Parks. “We want you to leave with the right product. That’s why we offer a ‘try-before-you-buy’ option. We carry everything from surf and touring to race stand-up paddle boards, plus a wide variety of paddle accessories.”

GUSU offers online shopping for paddleboards, paddles, clothing, and other accessories on its Website, GUSU can also be contacted via Facebook,, and by calling 850-460-7300. Its Destin store, inside “TheXperience” at 111 Harbor Boulevard, is open daily year-round.

Planning a trip to Destin? Visit our Destin vacation rentals, Destin recreation, and Destin restaurants pages to find the best places to stay and things to do.

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