Orlando sunset.

Orlando’s urban sunset.

Orlando: Urban Paddle Guide

Whether paddling Lake Ivanhoe under the downtown skyline or navigating the canals that connect the Winter Park chain of lakes, Orlando’s SUP community offers the ultimate urban paddle experience! The pristine lakes provide flat water paddling right downtown and throughout the city limits; they’re one of many reasons Orlando is called “The City Beautiful.” The access to urban lakes means you can transition from your business suit to cruising your board into a beautiful sunset within minutes.

Orlando’s central location also allows paddlers fast access to diverse paddling experiences through the region, from recreational nature paddling on the Wekiva River, to SUP surfing from New Symrna to Melbourne.

SUP enthusiasts can connect to a large community of social paddling, racing, yoga and fitness groups through the “Orlando SUP Community” Facebook page, hosted by local paddlers. Urban paddling doesn’t get better than Orlando!

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Shop: The city also has some of the best local SUP companies supporting local and visiting paddlers, including Paddleboard Orlando, Wave of Wellness, Maui B’s and H2YO! While you wait for your board shorts to dry, shop neighborhood retailers in the Ivanhoe, Mills and Park Avenue shopping districts!

Eat: Looking to refuel after your urban paddle? Check out White Wolf Cafe, The Imperial, Hawkers, Lucky Lure, Little Greek Corner and the Mellow Mushroom!

Urban Paddle Guide Info

Welcome to the 2015 Urban Paddle Guide presented by SUP ATX! Our mission is simple: build the best online resource for padding in towns and cities across the United States. Every urban area has unique places to paddle and we want your help finding out where those are! Enter your town in the Urban Paddle Guide now by sending us a picture(s), a brief description (no more than 350 words), then telling us about shops, restaurants and other resources as part of the entry form.

We're prepared to reward you mightily. By entering, you'll be entered for a chance to win a free trip to Southern California for the 2015 SUP Awards and the Rainbow Sandals Battle of the Paddle, as well a brand new Lahui Kai board and paddle from SUP ATX.

Enter the Urban Paddle Guide presented by SUP ATX.