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Group of beautiful young women out on a Stand and Paddle SUP Adventure in the May River, Bluffton, SC near Palmetto Bluff & Hilton Head Island

Give the Gift of outdoor adventure, nature & exercise!  Gift Certificates available now for  gifts to your friends or family to be used anytime throughout this year!

Come join us in the fun and adventure of the fastest growing sport in the world!   Whether you are a complete beginner looking to learn or an experienced paddler looking for new scenery or advancing your techniques.   We offer stand up paddle boarding lessons, group and family SUP outings and tours, Sunset paddles, Moonlight paddles, Sunrise paddles, SUP race training, and even a little SUP Yoga and fitness.  We are located in Bluffton, SC and service the Lowcountry of South Carolina ( Hilton Head Island, Beaufort, Bluffton ) and Coastal Georgia ( Savannah ) areas.


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Buy Gift Certificates here:  $ 60 for 2 people, lessons & outings on the beautiful May River.  2 hour total time.

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SUP Yoga Poses & SUP Fitness:

Here is a sampling of us and our clients playing around with doing various yoga poses, gymnastics, pilates, and bodyweight workout moves on the paddle board.  Come on out and join us for a great workout in the outdoors, SUP race training, yoga on the SUP, or just to fool around and see what you can do on the board!

Roddy Medders holding Lucy up with his legs while balancing on a Stand Up Paddle Board. Stand and Paddle fitness & yoga in Bluffton, HHI

Paddle Boarding into the Sunset

Small sample of our SUP outings at Sunset.  It is so beautiful and peaceful out on the river at sunset, sunrise and even better at night in the moonlight.  We offer Sunrise, Sunset, and Moonlight paddle outings.

The Natural Beauty of SUPing on the May River:

Paddle Boarding photos of the natural scenic landscapes, waterscapes and wildlife around Bluffton, Palmetto Bluff, Hilton Head Island and the amazing Lowcountry of South Carolina. All of these photos were taken by me while paddling on my stand up paddleboard.

Stand and Paddle board paddling under the live oak tree limbs in creeks of the May River, Bluffton, SC, Hilton Head Island and Palmetto Bluff
Jeremy Whitted paddling towards a beautiful sunrise and the Wando River Bridge, Charleston, SC with Stand and Paddle of Bluffton, HHI

Do you need a Photographer?

Or do you need some stock SUP Race / Paddle Boarding event photo files?

The SUP photographer!


Paddleboard event & SUP race photography, Action, Landscape,

Outdoor action photography, Golf Courses, Real Estate photography,  nature, wildlife, & more.  SUP boards, Paddle related products photography.


I will make you, your event, your products, or your clients look the best possible.


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SUP Techniques & Training

Paddle Board Race Events - SUP Racing

Stand and Paddle participates in SUP races all over the Southeast and  takes part in planning, organizing, promoting, and marketing some of these events.


2016 SUP Race calendar

for the Stand and Paddle team:  Events we will attend...

Hope we will see you there!


5/14 - Asheville, NC -  Battle on the Broad


6/5 - Atlanta, GA -  Stand Up for Hooch


8/6 - Bryson City, NC - Paddle Grapple


8/14 - Acworth, GA  - Toona Challenge


9/3 - Baton Rouge, LA -  Big River Regional


9/17 - Charleston. SC -  Chucktown Showdown


9/24 - Orlando, FL -  Lake Mary Jane SUP Race


10/1 - Columbia, SC -  Lake Murray SUP Classic


10/8  - Gainsville, Ga -  Lake Lanier Challenge


10/15 -  Bluffton, SC - Arts & Seafood Fest Race


10/22 - Chattanooga, TN - The Chattajack!!



For a complete list of all SUP Races & Stand Up Paddle Board Events across the entire nation, check out this list:


Find out how your fellow paddlers are training. Or tell us how often, how long, and how you train. Will be adding links to Track Maps of paddles, more articles & videos of techniques, paddle strokes, training regimens, etc...

 In the meantime, watch the following 4 videos by Danny Ching and Jimmy Terrell with some extremely valuable SUP paddle techniques and instruction based on their years of experience.

Paddle Hard!


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Do you need a Personal Trainer?

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 Motivation / Encouragement / Accountability?

Roddy Medders doing a difficult strength & balance pose on his SUP.  SUP Yoga, Paddleboard fitness & race training with Stand and Paddle HHI

Paddling Fun & SUP Adventures in

Bluffton, & Hilton Head Island, Palmetto Bluff area:


Here is just a small sample of all the exciting paddle adventures that we have every day here at Stand and Paddle!  Come on out and join us on the beautiful May River.

3 strong women jumping high and excited to be out paddling with Stand and Paddle on the May River. SUP paddle board adventures in Bluffton, HHI

Paddling & Stroke Techniques

Training Ideas & Issues

I would love to have your ideas, opinions and / or observations on SUP training techniques ... either your about your own original ideas and training OR your thoughts about current trends out there in our paddling community now.  Do you have an opposing opinion to something I have posted or something you've read posted on "Riding Bumps", "Distressed Mullet", "SUP Connect" or elsewhere... Please send it in! I want your feedback and so does all of our knowledge hungry paddling community! Contact me here.

Bluffton Fitness Coach:  Private training sessions in the Bluffton, Hilton Head, Beaufort, and Savannah areas.


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SUP Race Events, Rules & Racing Organizations

What's your opinion about current state of SUP racing: divisions,  timing, prizes, awards, board size limitations, drug testing, certifications, etc....  What do you think about the WPA vs SUPAA or even the ACA  (that's the 3 main "Governing Bodies" of paddling, the oldest being the American Canoe Association, then the World Paddling Association, and the very newest Stand Up Paddle Athletes Association)?  Share your take both pros and cons here with us. Contact me here.

Sports, Athletics & Outdoor Photography:


I love photography, as well as nature & athletics... Luckily, I get to combine those often as part of my career as a stand up paddle board instructor, guide & SUP racing.


I have a lot of my photography on display on this page:  SUP Photos, and I also have my most recent photos of Colleton River Plantation Club, here:  Colleton River Photos , including the Jack Nickolaus Golf Course, the Pete Dye Golf Course, Fitness Center, Dye & Nickolaus Clubhouse, Tennis Center, and many other of the amenities that make up the beautiful & scenic Colleton River Club.  Enjoy, and please drop me a note if you have any Photography needs in the Bluffton, Hilton Head Island, Savannah, or Beaufort areas.   I am a proud photographer of this amazing Lowcountry area in which we live!  Thanks,  Roddy

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