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Ever wanted to try out a SUP or kayak?  Perhaps you want to learn more and strengthen your paddle stroke, or learn from some of the areas best competitive paddlers on how to increase your paddle fitness?  Paddlerama is the paddle exhibition that is open to the general public and encourages everyone no matter their paddle experience to get out on the water and paddle!

No board or boat?  No problem!  Free SUP’s and kayaks provided for Paddlerama participants courtesy of Great Lakes Surf and Detroit River Sports.


Intro to SUP – presented by SUP EDU, LLC

Mary Radtke (reigning 3 time Elite Women’s WPA Midwest SUP Points Champion) and Ron St. John (Winner of the 2013 Maui to Molokai SUP race, Runner up of the 2013 Men’s Elite Midwest SUP points championship)

With Mary and Ron you’ll learn everything you need to know to SUP the correct way.  After this class you’ll be able to paddle and talk SUP just like the pro’s both on and off the water.

Kid’s paddle class  presented by Great Lakes Surf

Introduction for paddlers 8 – 14 years old

SUP Yoga – presented by Urban Surf

SUP Yoga is the fastest growing sector to the worlds fastest growing sport because its a fun and challenging workout.  Yoga techniques and poses will be demonstrated in this on water class giving you a chance to try it out for yourself.

Intro to Paddlefit – presented by Great Lakes Surf

PaddleFit combines on-land workouts with stand up paddling training and techniques. Our goal is to provide you with a system that helps you achieve your fitness goals, improve your technique and guide you on your path to a healthy lifestyle.

SUP Paddlefit Competition – presented by Detroit City SUP

– Adding some competition to the individual Paddlefit workout

SUP Joust presented by Green Veil Outdoor

– Welcoming the warriors to compete for survival. Race toward your competitor and knock off your opponent to win!

More to come!



Intro to Kayak presented by Detroit River Sports

 A beginner class teaching equipment and proper technique

Advanced Kayak presented by Detroit River Sports

A class for experienced paddlers to teach advanced paddle strokes and self rescue

Kayak Games presented by the OABI team

On water activities including relay races, sprints, and other competitive fun.

Kayak Belle Isle Tour guided by Detroit River Sports

Guided tour includes waterways inside the Belle Isle.