At Flying Fish, we like to not only stay active on the water, but involved with the community. One of our main goals is to get kids interested in the sport of Stand Up Paddle, to get them outdoors and active!
At the shop we do a few things to encourage participation from the community and that includes: regular SUP yoga classes, leisure group paddles, TNT fitness races, and Annual Paddle race!
Taught by Stuart, FL local, SUP Yoga is truly a unique, and rewarding experience. One which you can literally breathe in the beautiful outdoors and breathe out your stresses from the week. This class is for beginners and advanced yogis alike, but everyone can take it at their own pace.
Group paddles are announced on our social media platforms, particualrly Facebook and MeetUp. Group outings vary from puppy paddles, full moon paddles, to Manatee Pocket tours.
Mangrove Paddle Tours with Ocean Allison
SUP eco-tour guide, Allison is a Marine Biologist and Ocean Conservationist born and raised in Stuart, FL. She's been exploring the mangrove islands of the Indian River Lagoon for more than 20 years and loves any opportunity to share the beauty & diversity of our local waterways with people of all ages. She's been paddling, surfing, and swimming all her life, so she's confident and knowledgable on the water. While her work has taken her around the world (coral research in Indonesia, shark education in California, deep-sea exploration in Antartica and more), Florida's waterways are at the heart of Allison's ocean focused life. She looks forward to stand up paddle boarding through mangroves with you!
To learn more about Allison and her ocean conservation initiatives, check out her Ocean Allison Podcast, find her on social media, and visit her website: oceanallison.com.
Tours last around 1.5 - 2 hours, and are best if you have some SUP experience, First time paddlers are encouraged to book a lesson first.
You must pre-book prior to day of paddle!
Departure locations will vary by day, please contact shop for full details.
Thursday-Night-Throwdown & Sunday FUNday Fitness Races
Throughout the year, we do a couple 10-week programs every Thursday night & Sunday afternoon (weather permitting) and time paddlers progress as they paddle one of 3 course lengths, There is the 5-mile Elite course, 3-mile Open course, and a 1.5-mile Beginner course. This is a free event that is run on a donation basis.
Annual SUP Races
Every spring we hold paddleboard race at the shop. Each year, the turn-out has grown, and we love being able to get the community together for such a fun event! There's usually a 7-mile course or a 3-mile course and we have everyone from trained athletes to mom's with their children on their boards competing in the festivities. The event is catered, and food, beer and refreshments are included with your registration fee.
Ultimately, our goal is to share the excitement and fun that Stand-up Paddleboarding has to offer. It is more than just a hobby or sport, it's a lifestyle!