Stand Up Paddle Board Retailers in Vancouver

Posted on: June 16th, 2009 by admin 18 Comments

NOTE: for an up to date retailer listings, check out the 2010 edition of Stand Up Paddle Board Retailers

As quickly as the sport is growing, board and gear supply seems to be pretty minimal at the moment. So with that, here's a quick rundown of where we've been able to find boards available for sale and rent:

  • Island Longboards: Though not situated in the Lower Mainland, Island Longboards near Qualicum Beach on Vancouver Island has the best selection of boards anywhere in Canada. They're fully stocked with boards by Infinity, Hobie, Starboard, Oxbow, and NSP, plus have a diverse selection of paddles by Kialoa, Starboard, Werner and Bic paddles, along with everything else you need to get in the water.They also have a complete fleet of rentals, and offer Discover Stand Up Paddleboarding lessons and tours.
  • Second Wave Surf Shop: Situated in North Vancouver, they had two NSP 11'0 boards on display a couple months ago, no word on whether or not they still have them or have restocked.
  • Deep Cove Kayak: They have a few boards available for rent at their shoreside rental location, and from the looks of it they've also got a couple Starboards available for sale at their retail location up the street.
  • North Shore Ski and Board: Word has it they're getting a few Bic Jungle boards in stock.
  • Pacific Boarder: Haven't been there lately but supposedly their West 4th location stocks a number of Surftech models.

A note about online retailers: there are a ton of pretty good deals to be found on SUP's around the web, but it's especially important to note that exchange rate, duties, and shipping especially come into play when dealing with very large and fairly fragile sports equipment. Personally, for now at least, I'd forego the uncertainty and deal with your local surf shop.

18 Responses

  1. kenny Edwards

    July 2, 2009

    We have right now at Pacific boarder (2) 11’6″ southpoints and are adding (2) 11’6″ lairs to our rental fleet come check them out.

  2. kelly

    July 11, 2009

    i rep a new touring sup broad called tahoesup chex out the site osome broads for touring

  3. mike

    July 28, 2009

    what is your email addy kelly? i have some ‘rep’ questions…

  4. Stand Up Paddleboard BC

    September 21, 2009

    Hola Fellow Sup’ers…SUPBC is headed south for the winter. We are blowing out our remaining stock of Amundson SUPs for $1099. Get a new board, Aquaglide carbon paddle and padded bag for 1449! Limited quantities, act fast!
    We will deliver to Vancouver!

  5. Open Ocean Outriggers

    October 31, 2009

    Aloha SUP paddlers, no boards, but a good stock of Kialoa SUP paddles. Online ordering and locally available for pickup in Vancouver.


  6. Orange Otters

    December 28, 2009

    Orange Otters has been in business since 2007 and just opened a store in Kelowna, B.C. Brands carried in stock- Naish, Lakeshore Paddlebooard, Kings Paddlesports, Quickblade paddles, Whiskeyjack paddles, Excel,Dakine, with new lines added regularly. Check out an Orange Otter’s event- Racing series for 2010, Distance paddles, Demos and Clinics. Contact CEO (Chi Energized One) Bob Purdy at 250-215-0241 for info. Web site coming soon!

  7. Easy Rider

    January 22, 2010

    In case any of you West costers make it to Edmonton -Easy Rider stocks a ton of SUP stuff.
    Boards from Starboard / Naish / C4 / Jimmy Lewis / and more.
    Even in the winter!

  8. newtosup

    January 25, 2010

    Just wondering if anyone knows if there is anywhere to rent a board in the lowermainland during the winter

  9. Paddle Surf

    January 25, 2010

    North Shore Ski & Board ( or Deep Cove Kayak ( would be your best bets this time of year.

  10. Newtosup

    January 31, 2010

    Both of those stores don’t do winter rentals…

  11. Cory

    February 27, 2010

    Hey Gang,

    I have Imagine Surfboards ‘Waverider’ SUPs in stock. Get your 2010 SUP ordered for April/May delivery. Check em out at, you cannot find a better priced quality SUP on the market. I’m also the Western Canada rep for Wave Tribe’s arsenal of killer hemp/recycled surfboard/SUP bags and recycled leashes. Buzz me at

  12. Kalavida Surf Shop

    April 1, 2010

    Our new shop opens this month and we already have a ton of stuff in stock. For boards we have Surftech, C4 Waterman (including iSUPS), Rogue SUP (wicked graphics) and for paddles Werner, Kialoa and Pohaku. We already doing demos and looking forward to a great season. We’re just across from Kal Beach and only 10 minutes from Okanagan lake. Check our website for updates and new products.

    Kalavida Surf Shop (Vernon, BC)

  13. Ohana Paddleboards

    April 6, 2010

    Check out our line of racing and surfing SUP boards at the following link and order a custom one today:

  14. Chrris Wren

    April 14, 2010

    Hey there… I’m pretty new to paddle boarding but I just rented a 11’6″ Jimmy styx from north shore ski and board. They have a pretty useless website but give them a call and they should be able to answer some questions: 604-987-7245.
    Oh and the board I tried was only $1000 with a paddle and a bag. Not bad… but I think I wanna try another type before I buy. I think I saw some Starboards at North Shore aswell

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  16. Girvin

    July 19, 2010

    Hi there I am a custom shaper form California who relocated to Tofino. If anybody would like a SUP made locally and custom my boards start at 1300. My surfboard blog is

    I am trying to finish up my website and it will have my SUP models on it. There will be 2 or 3 SUP on the blog in about 2.5 weeks when I get back.

    Cheers and sorry for the self promotion.

  17. Clayton Watson

    July 30, 2013

    Vancouver Water Adventures retails Jimmy Style and SUPLOVE boards

  18. Andy

    February 17, 2014

    We are a Jimmy Lewis Dealer located in Central BC, and provide lessons and demo!

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