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7 Things You Should Know About The SUP Guide & Adventure Store

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1. We are by appointment only. Because of this, we spend as much time as needed in order to find the right board and/or gear for you.

2. All boards are not created equal and because of that, we do a “try it before you buy it” program. This means that you will get on the water with the board you like so you can find the board you love.

3. We are not “sales” people, we are Stand Up Paddle Guides. We live, love and study all aspects of Stand Up Paddling.

4. After your purchase is made, we will assist you in learning everything from securing and transporting your paddle board to finding great locations to paddle in your area.

5. After you purchase a board from us all our Paddle Parties are free and that’s a lot of time on the water. Each time you paddle with us not only do you get to watch dolphins and/or manatees, we also help you tweak your paddling and water safety techniques.

6. After you purchase a board from us, you will receive discounts on gear and training courses.

7. After you purchase a board from us, you will be added to a closed Facebook group to connect with a world wide great community of paddlers and receive valuable tips on all aspects of stand up paddling.

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The SUP Guide & Adventure Store’s primary goal is to introduce and educate people on how to get on the water and stand up paddle safely. We are primarily a SUP GUIDE and outfitter location. We paddle almost every day, we have no sales pitch, only great advice on paddling! We pour our time and energy into the water and stand up paddling. For us, this is a lot more than a business, it is a lifestyle. So, please check out our store on Madeira Beach or our online inventory at http://pinterest.com/yogaenergy


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The Yoga Energy Studio                    The SUP Guide & Adventure Store
1010 Central Ave #102, St Pete, FL      15002 Madeira Way, Mad Beach, FL

(727) 466-7994
yogaenergystudio@yahoo.com

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ISUP I TRAVEL GUIDELINES TO PADDLE BY

  1. Always leave a float plan with some one you trust. The float plan should have:

    • The number of people in your group.
    • The number of paddle boards and preferably colors of the boards also.
    • Your car’s color, make and license number.
    • Where you will be launching from, the route you will be taking and the destination site.
    • The time you are expected to return.
    • What the trusted person should do if they have not heard from you by a certain time such as contacting the Coast Guard, or Law Enforcement or Fire Rescue.
    • The phone numbers of the agencies to contact in case of emergency.
    • Optional information such as: medical concerns, paddling abilities, description of group members and how well you are prepared in terms of rescue and shelter gear.

  2. Dress for immersion (getting wet!) and wear your PFD and leash.

  3. Check weather forecast and tide predictions before you launch.

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  4. Use gear appropriate for the conditions and keep safety gear accessible.

  5. Know your skills and paddle within your limits.

  6. Practice rescue skills regularly and expand your repertoire.

  7. Don’t paddle in water that’s rougher than the water you have trained in.

  8. Keep things simple.

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  9. Don’t become a victim yourself. If some one else becomes a victim make sure you assess the situation first before charging into a bad location and get hurt like your paddling buddy just did. Don’t make a bad situation worse by adding yourself into the “needs help” side of the equation. Sometimes the best thing to do is sit tight, assess the scene and then choose your best course of action based on the situation.

  10. Anything else that you can think of that will keep you and your fellow paddlers safe on the water.

See you on the hot mat or at least knee deep on the water and as Ganesha would say, “Enjoy Life and Feed Your Rat!”

As seen in Yoga Journal, Washington Post, The London Sunday Times, Coastal Living, Glamour, Shape, Out Traveler, and many more, the Yoga Energy Studio is bringing to you Primal Lifestyle Coaching, Private Consultations, Body-Weight & Movement Training, Up-skilled Teacher Training Programs, Adventure Coaching, SUP & Yoga and Kayoga.

We are also a SUP GUIDE and outfitter destination. We paddle almost every day, we have no sales pitch, only great advice on paddling! Train with us and get ready to say a hearty YES to your next adventure.

Train with us!

Train With Us!

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THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE UGLY OF STAND UP PADDLE BOARD RENTAL COMPANIES

Now that the weather is getting nicer and every one is heading to the beach, it is a great time to start paddle boarding. For a lot of you, this may be your first time on a stand up paddle board.

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There are hundred’s if not hundred’s of thousands of paddle board rental companies, a lot of them are great, a lot of them are good but some are bad and a few are ugly (they follow completely unsafe practices). We would like to give our top five points to look for, when getting on the water for the first time. These 5 tips could save you or someone else’s life.

  1. Make sure you are given a life-jacket/whistle and a leash along with your board and paddle. There should always be a proper leash attached to your board for you to attach to your ankle, calf or waist depending on the waterway you are paddling on. If the rental company does not automatically provide a leash with your board, look for a different company. The proper leash is going to keep you attached to the board so when you fall off, the board will be waiting for you. Also, according to the Coast Guard, if you are outside of the swim zone, you must have a life-jacket and whistle on board. If the board company does not provide leashes, life-jackets and whistles, please look for a different board company.

  2. The board company should always be willing to get on a board and paddle with you for several minutes to make sure you are doing everything correctly. They should teach you how to stand, properly paddle, fall safely and get back on your board. If they are not willing to get wet with you, please rent from a different board company.

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  3. The board company should be able to give you proper directions as of to where to paddle and any possible dangers in the water. If they are unable to do that, rent from a different board company.

  4. Never be put in a highly populated swim area and/or waterway. Even if you are wearing a leash, if you fall off, your board can still hit and seriously injure a nearby swimmer. If the board company is not willing to teach you at a slow traffic location in terms of boats and swimmers, find another board company to rent from.

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  5. If you are a beginner do not rent when the wind is blowing more that 12 miles an hour and especially if it is blowing off shore. Always ask the board company to take you to a safer location to paddle. If they won’t, rent from a different board company that will.

Stand up paddling is a very safe and fun sport as long as a few rules are followed. We look forward to seeing you on the water wherever that waterway might be. Happy paddling!!

As seen in Yoga Journal, Washington Post, The London Sunday Times, Coastal Living, Glamour, Shape, Out Traveler, and many more, the Yoga Energy Studio is bringing to you Primal Lifestyle Coaching, Private Consultations, Body-Weight & Movement Training, Non-Conventional Yoga, Up-skilled Teacher Training Programs, Adventure Coaching, SUP & Yoga and Kayoga.

We are also a SUP GUIDE and outfitter destination. We paddle almost every day, we have no sales pitch, only great advice on paddling! Train with us and get ready to say a hearty YES to your next adventure.

Train with us!

Train With Us!

Om Shreem Hreem Kleem Shreem Lakshmi Ragachchha Gachchh Mam Mandire Tishth Tishth Swaha

THE SEA-GRASS ROOTS OF THE SUP GUIDE & ADVENTURE STORE

FULL MOON PADDLE

In 2006 we saw and tried our first stand up paddle board and immediately fell in love with it. We started looking locally for boards to purchase. We went to every surf shop in the area but no one carried stand up paddle boards. Most of them called it a useless fad and did not want to invest in them. In fact, one store tried to sell us 12′ long surfboards instead. So we had to special order our boards from out of state. When we were out paddling them, people were asking us where in California we were from since they had never seen anything like this before. We then started using them leading our Kayoga trips. Every one who came along on these trips got to try them and ended up wanting their own.

So, we bit the bullet and bought 8 hybrid boards (stand up paddle boards/kayaks) from Imagine Surf and started replacing our fleet of kayaks with hybrids. This led us to doing more guided trips using the paddle boards. It was just organic to start practicing yoga on these boards. At about the same time we created the first SUP Club in the area, the Stand Up Paddle Tampa Bay Club.

Even though we were teaching stand up paddle boarding and stand up paddle/yoga we were still not involved in the sales of paddle boards. As we continued introducing more and more people to stand up paddle boarding, they would fall in love with it, purchase a board from a retail store that no longer saw sup’ing as a fad and often ended up with the “wrong” board for them. This is the reason we decided to start carrying boards for sale.

SUP & YOGA CERT

Just like yoga, all paddle boards are good but “some are better for others”. It all depends on the person’s wants and needs. We want to make sure that you stay enjoying stand up paddling for many years to come and that you incorporate it in your every day life. We want you to purchase the board that is right for your lifestyle.

We have a large inventory of stand up paddle boards and accessories from the best brands in the industry. We continuously do our homework, we test paddle every board we sell, we are not inside being a sales rep, we are on the water learning, evaluating and rating these boards to bring you the board that’s the best match for you. We offer several options, try before you buy, rent to own and layaway. We do accept trade-ins except for racing boards.

The SUP Guide & Adventure Store’s primary goal is to introduce and educate people on how to get on the water and stand up paddle safely. We are primarily a SUP GUIDE and outfitter location. We paddle almost every day, we have no sales pitch, only great advice on paddling! We pour our time and energy into the water and stand up paddling.

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For us, this is a lot more than a business, it is a lifestyle.

We offer:

  • Intro to SUP
  • Guided SUP Trips
  • Endurance Paddles
  • Overnight Camping SUP Expeditions
     

  • SUP Rentals
  • SUP Sales
  • SUP Clinics
  • SUP Nutrition Courses
     

  • SUP Repairs
  • SUP Detailing
     

  • SUP & Yoga Classes
  • SUP & Fitness Classes
  • SUP Meditation Classes
     

  • SUP Guide Instructor Certifications
  • SUP & Yoga Therapy Instructor Certifications
  • SUPSTRONGTM Instructor Certifications
  • The Yoga Energy Studio                    The SUP Guide & Adventure Store
    1010 Central Ave #102, St Pete, FL     15221 Gulf Blvd, Madeira Beach, FL

    (727) 466-7994
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    INFLATABLE SUP’s – WHAT ARE THEY GOOD FOR? ABSOLUTELY A LOT!

    Here at our Stand Up Paddle Store we receive a lot of questions regarding boards and gear. This is a question that we are often asked that we would like to address: “Why should I buy an inflatable paddle board?”

    There are many good reasons and here are a few:

    1. Inflatable paddle boards are great for people with storage/space issues, such as apartments or boats. When deflated they become very compact.

    2. Inflatable paddle boards are great for people who travel a lot. They even fit in the airplanes’s overhead compartment. With a Sawyer 3-piece paddle, you can get away with carry-on.

    3. Inflatable paddle boards are great for kids. They are lightweight, easy to maneuver, they have some cushion to absorb falls on the deck and they are very hard to damage.

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    4. Inflatable paddle boards are great for beginner paddlers. Due to the cushioned deck absorbing falls well, they take away the very first instinctive fear of falling allowing the paddler to focus on the paddling technique.

    5. Inflatable paddle boards are very durable. The surface materials used are the same high-strength materials used in white water rafts, so they can take a beating without damage or puncture. This is in contrast to a typical epoxy board that can ding and dent very easily if dropped on the rocks or just through everyday use.

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    When looking for an inflatable paddle board though there are a few key points to consider:

    – You want to make sure that the board is strong enough to support the paddler without adopting the
        “banana”-like shape in the middle.
    – The board should not need extra reinforcement on the rails.
    – The fill valve should be of the highest quality so you do not continuously have to refill the board.

    There are many paddle board companies making inflatable boards these days but you want to look for a company who has long-term history hence experience in creating inflatable water vessels.

    Yoga Energy Studio             The SUP Store
    1010 Central Ave #102          15221 Gulf Blvd
              St Petersburg, FL 33705   Madeira Beach, FL 33708

    (727) 466-7994
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    FALLING & BOARD WALKING STAND UP PADDLE TRAINING

    stand_up_paddle_board training Become comfortable on your board, standing, moving, falling and quickly recovering!

    - If you don’t know whether paddle boarding is right for you this course is for you.
    - If you are new to paddle boarding this course is for you.
    - If you know how to paddle and want to be more comfortable on your board this course is for you.
    - If you want to get ready for a safer summer of paddle boarding this course is for you.

    Learn proper falling techniques and recovery.
    Learn and practice fun and easy drills to become more stable on your board.

    No prior paddling experience required. Must be able to swim.

    Join us on Saturday, April 6th at 1:00pm-3:00pm at The SUP Store, 15221 Gulf Blvd on Madeira Beach.

    You must reserve your spot by paying online using the “Buy Now” Paypal Button below or calling Karen at (727) 466-7994.

    The cost is $20. All gear is included. Bring towels, sunscreen, water, a change of clothes and a great attitude!

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    1010 Central Ave #102          15221 Gulf Blvd
              St Petersburg, FL 33705   Madeira Beach, FL 33708

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    THE MOST VERSATILE RENTAL PADDLE BOARDS EVER

    Nrs_big_earl_inflatable_standuppaddleboard The SUP Store now offers inflatable stand up paddle boards for multi-day rentals.

    Are you a paddler here on vacation and want to get out on the water in Pinella’s county but could not bring your board with you?

    Are you going on vacation and want to be able to paddle any time any where?

    We now offer high end inflatable stand up paddle boards from NRS, JP-Australia, Rogue and Imagine Surf.

    - They don’t require racks.
    - They can fit in all elevators.
    - They can be easily stored in a hotel room.
    - They inflate in less than 10 minutes.
    - They only weigh 24lbs.

    Each board comes with: fin, paddle, life jacket, whistle, leash, pump and a backpack. You will also receive a list of the top 13 paddle locations in the Tampa Bay area.

    Rent your board today and make the most of your vacation. The board is available inflated or deflated. Delivery and pick up are also available.

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    Yoga Energy Studio             The SUP Store
    1010 Central Ave #102          15221 Gulf Blvd
              St Petersburg, FL 33705   Madeira Beach, FL 33708

    (727) 466-7994
    yogaenergystudio@yahoo.com

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    How To Use WordPress (Blog/Website Tool) To Grow Your SUP Business

    images Sunday, February 3rd 1:00pm – 3:00pm (FULL)

    Join The SUP Store and The Yoga Energy Studio on Saturday, February 3rd at 1:00pm for a 2-hour course on how to best market your SUP business.

    We will explore WordPress, a very powerful online content management tool. Please bring your laptop and your smart-phone.

    The seminar will be held at the Yoga Energy Studio, located at 1010 Central Ave #102 in St Petersburg, FL.

    Globe Icon: WordPress Space is limited to 10 people. Please reserve your space online using the Paypal “Donate” Button below or calling Karen at (727) 466-7994.

    The cost is $35.00; $30.00 if you have a Yoga Energy Studio or PSIA membership.

    Advanced registration and payment are required. Registrations are on a first come first serve basis.

    There are no refunds, partial refunds or cancellations once reservation is made.


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    Yoga Energy Studio             The SUP Store
    1010 Central Ave #102          15221 Gulf Blvd
              St Petersburg, FL 33705   Madeira Beach, FL 33708

    (727) 466-7994
    yogaenergystudio@yahoo.com

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    How To Use Social Media To Grow Your SUP Business

    pinterest Saturday, February 2nd 1:00pm – 3:00pm (FULL)

    Join The SUP Store and The Yoga Energy Studio on Saturday, February 2nd at 1:00pm for a 2-hour course on how to best market your SUP business.

    We will explore Pinterest and Instagram, two very powerful Social Media Tools. Please bring your laptop and your smart-phone.

    The seminar will be held at the Yoga Energy Studio, located at 1010 Central Ave #102 in St Petersburg, FL.

    Instagram Space is limited to 10 people. Please reserve your space online using the Paypal “Donate” Button below or calling Karen at (727) 466-7994.

    The cost is $35.00; $30.00 if you have a Yoga Energy Studio or PSIA membership.

    Advanced registration and payment are required. Registrations are on a first come first serve basis.

    There are no refunds, partial refunds or cancellations once reservation is made.


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    1010 Central Ave #102          15221 Gulf Blvd
              St Petersburg, FL 33705   Madeira Beach, FL 33708

    (727) 466-7994
    yogaenergystudio@yahoo.com

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    SAWYER SAYS “YOU DESERVE A GOOD PADDLE”!

    All three of these paddles and more are available at The SUP Store!

    flex tour sup paddle sawyer Flex Tour SUP Paddle by Sawyer

    Great feel for touring and strong enough for surf and whitewater river running.

    Very forgiving feel compared to stiff carbon fiber shafts and blades, relieving stress on wrists and shoulders. Nice spring and energy with each stroke. Great all around SUP paddle.

    Features:
    - Carbon Fiber X-Weave reinforced laminated Douglas fir shaft
    - Oval shaft for a great feel and indexing
    - Easy 7° bent shaft.

    Team Sawyer Race (TSR) SUP Paddle Team Sawyer Race (TSR) SUP Paddle

    Full blown carbon fiber racing paddle with a wood core blade. New oval carbon fiber shaft that is tapered for flex and feel and indexes to your hand. A modern racing blade in carbon fiber or laminated Western Red Cedar. Get those high cadence strokes ready for this beauty!

    Features:
    - Carbon fiber race SUP paddle
    - Oval shaft for a great feel and indexing
    - Easy 7° bent shaft
    - Carbon fiber blade
     
     
    Sawyer 3-piece MANA break-down SUP paddle SAWYER 3-PIECE MANA Break-Down SUP Paddle

    The ultimate travel SUP paddle.

    Laminated blades reinforced with carbon fiber, it includes a TiteSet tool and nylon carrying bag.

    Available in 4 profiles.

     

    Yoga Energy Studio             The SUP Store
    1010 Central Ave #102          15221 Gulf Blvd
              St Petersburg, FL 33705   Madeira Beach, FL 33708

    (727) 466-7994
    yogaenergystudio@yahoo.com

        Follow @supandyogaenergy
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