Have you tried Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) yet?!
The fast-growing sport of stand up paddleboarding (SUP) is a fun, easy way to go play on the water. With a minimum of equipment, you can explore coastal waters, like Newport Harbor, to ocean surf and lakes and rivers.
Paddleboarding offers an amazing full body workout and is becoming a favorite cross-training activity for all sorts of athletes. And since you’re standing at your full height, you’ll enjoy excellent views of everything from sea creatures to what’s on the horizon. It’s almost like walking on water!
The only Balboa Island SUP rentals are located at Island Paddle Board, where we are surrounded by calm water & easy beach access. Rent today or come take a lesson & you will have the chance to Stand up Paddle in Newport Beach’s beautiful Harbor!
Give us a call at 949-673-4280
Island Paddleboard offers Stand Up Paddleboard rentals and lessons from the best spot in Newport Beach. Rent a SUP board from Island Paddleboard and you will be out exploring the calm waters of Newport Harbor on a super stable, great board in no time!
Many people begin stand up paddling without a lesson, although those people are usually the ones you see drifting out to sea on the outgoing tide… Just kidding! A lesson is definitely not necessary to learn how to stand up paddle. Many people have taught themselves the sport without instruction.
However, our expert instructors have taught hundreds how to properly SUP in Newport Beach, and nearly every single person has reported being glad they took the lesson, and that they got more than they thought they would out of it! Lessons cover safety, conditions, SUP equipment, proper stance, maneuvering, water entry/exit, and of course paddling technique. At the end of a lesson, our students are more knowledgeable and have better technique than 90% of paddlers. By starting with a lesson, many of the bad habits that people pick up as they learn the sport themselves are avoided. Plus, you can avoid falling into the water! Which brings us to the next question…
For the answer to this question and many others go here.
If you decide to rent a Stand Up Paddleboard from Island Paddleboard for your first time without taking a lesson, we have created a special page just for you that gives some important basics to help you get the most from your experience
Our shop is on Balboa Island, inside of Newport Harbor. This means we are surrounded by calm, flat, protected water. The calmer the water, the easier it is to paddle. We are very close to the protected sanctuary of the North Bay Front of Balboa Island. The beach and water there are on the lee side of Balboa Island which means that it is protected from wind, waves, and boat traffic. It is an ideal spot for learning to paddle, a relaxing family paddle, or a fast flat-water workout.
We rent Surftech Stand Up Paddleboards. Our boards are extra large and really stable. Our rental boards are 11 feet 6 inches long, 32 inches wide, and just over 5 inches thick! What this means is they float really well and are super easy to balance on! We feature paddles from QuickBlade. The paddles are light weight, ultra strong and adjust to fit anyone!
We rent the highest quality boards and paddles. But don’t just take our word for it. Look closely at the photo below. Cindy is paddling with a Surftech board and Quickblade paddle!
Our boards are great for families too! A family of four can rent two boards. Mom and dad can each paddle a board and the little one’s can sit on the front!
Yes, it is true. There is a crazy swan that lives in Newport Harbor. If you want to find out more about this swan go to our Tricks and Tips, FAQs page.
Inside The Persimmon Tree at 229 Marine Avenue, Balboa Island, CA 92662 (Directly across the street from Starbuck’s)
The Persimmon Tree has been serving beach people with amazing customer service from the same location on Balboa Island since 1960! Our roots in beach culture had us stand up paddle boarding early on, and we were the first business in the area to rent paddle boards.
To get to our location from the Balboa Peninsula it’s 2 minutes across the ferry. We are a 5 minute drive from Corona Del Mar and Newport Coast is 7 minutes. To get to our stand up paddleboard rental shop, we are 10-15 minutes from Laguna Beach, 20 minutes from Irvine, Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach.
A little further away are Orange County’s coastal Cities of Seal Beach, San Juan Capistrano, Dana Point, San Clemente, Monarch Beach, and Capistrano Beach. If you are in any of these cities, it is about a 30 minute drive to paddleboard rentals on Balboa Island!
Concierges from many of the local resorts send their guests to us for Stand Up Paddleboarding rentals, lessons, and tours. Some of the resorts’ guests that have paddled with us:
(These are some great places to stay in the area too!)
Paddle boards can be rented at The Persimmon Tree at 229 Marine Ave, Balboa Island 92662.
For more information and reservations, please call us at 949.673.4280.
Rentals are available 10am-6pm everyday!