Top 10 Lakes to Paddleboard in North Carolina

The state of North Carolina is covered up in amazing, world class paddling destinations including many stunning mountain lakes. Here is a list of our top 10 favorites(not in order): Lake Santeetlah Lake Lure W. Kerr Scott Reservoir Fontana Lake Lake Adger Lake Glenville Lake Hiwassee Lake James Lake Norman Nantahala Lake

March Executive Meeting Recap

Our March, 2022 meeting was productive and focused primarily on upcoming events for the 2022 season including a location for our next members trip, volunteer opportunities and the summer stand up paddleboard safety seminar.  Vice president Kurt Weigand and Executive Director Jeffrey Brown opened the meetinng at 6:00 p.m. with 7 members attending. New Business:A. Possible future paddles Upcoming paddle …

February Executive Meeting Recap

Our February, 2022 meeting took place in Asheville, North Carolina and had a pretty good turnout despite the inclement weather.  Vice president Kurt Weigand and Executive Director Jeffrey Brown opened the meeting at 6:10 p.m. with 11 members attending. We had this meeting available via Zoom as well.  New Business:A. Lake Lure Paddling Trip Cancelled Kurt discussed the reasons last weeks …

Bringing New People into Stand Up Paddling

Stand up paddleboarding is a growing sport that people of every age, ability and fitness level can take advantage of. What is Stand up paddleboarding? Paddling in a standing position, otherwise known as “standup” or “SUP.” It sounds simple but there are many benefits to this sport. You get more exercise by not having any seated positions that require you …

Meet our Executive Staff

Meet our executive staff of paddleboard enthusiasts. Jeffrey Brown | PresidentJeffrey has been involved in paddlesports for over 3 decades and has been involved in several wilderness paddling expeditions and first descents. Jeffrey enjoys exploring new lakes, rivers and coastal regions in North Carolina and the Southeastern United States. In addition to stand up paddling, Jeffrey is also an avid mountain …

About the NCSUPA (North Carolina Stand Up Paddleboard Association)

The goal of the NCSUPA About the NCSUPA (North Carolina Stand Up Paddleboard Association) is to promote participation in stand up paddleboarding including technique, safety, advocacy, fitness, conservation and leadership. As paddleboarding popularity increases in North Carolina and surrounding Southeastern states, it’s important provide education in all aspects of paddling, including techniques, coaching, training, teamwork, leadership and general paddling safety especially when …


North Carolina and other surround states have a vast amount of stunning rivers, lakes, oceans and other paddling opportunities. Check out our paddling resources for places to stand up paddle for quick after work trips to longer paddling vacations.

Stand Up Paddling During the Pandemic

Is it safe to stand up paddleboard during the COVID-19 pandemic? Spending time outdoors every day is a great way to protect your health by staying active and fit. When paddling, you should always practice social distancing and follow the guidelines of your state and the federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC). If you develop any symptoms please stay home.