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Downunder

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Full-Service Stand Up Paddle Boarding & Kayaking!

Downunder is the only operation of its kind in Connecticut – three locations, on-water, retail and rental of stand-up paddle boards (SUPs), sit-on-top kayaks, and all the equipment, fashions and accessories that go with them.
The Downunder experience is a reflection of our lifestyle - laid back and no worries!  In true Kiwi (New Zealand) style, we'll treat you like family with personalized attention that ensures you'll enjoy the ultimate paddling experience.

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Kiwi Blog

Inflatable SUPs: Worth the money or just full of air?

Inflatable SUPs: Are they worth the money or just full of air?
By Nicole Iacovetta

Inflatable boards have come a long way in quality and performance.  Once seen as inferior to hard-top boards, they are now gaining […]

SUP – Here To Stay

SUP – Here to Stay
Why SUP Isn’t Just The Next Rollerblading
By Kim Hawkins

Stand up paddle boarding (SUP) as we know it today, originated in Hawaii when mates Laird Hamilton and Dave Kalama tried paddling standing […]

How To Fall and Other Rescue Tips for Paddlers

How To Fall and Other Rescue Tips for Paddlers
by Kim Hawkins

What’s the worst thing you can do when kayaking and paddle boarding?  Most people will say it’s falling off – not only is it embarrassing, […]

Corporate Activities on the Water

Corporate Activities on the Water
by Kim Hawkins

Whether you’re looking to reward your staff for hard work, completing a project, or celebrating a win, an outing at Downunder is a win-win.

Our paddling options are fun, easy […]

Source to Sea – SUPs Made of Plastic

Source to Sea – SUPs Made of Plastic
by Kim Hawkins

LONDON, England – Paddling the length of the River Thames isn’t something new, but doing it on two stand-up paddle boards (SUPs) made from plastic bottles […]

SUP Surfing Tips

SUP Surfing Tips
SAN DIEGO, California – Now that you’re hooked to the feeling of riding waves you’re probably ready to step it up and start improving your skills. We’ve gathered tips and advice from some of […]

Hug Your Customers and Your People

Hug Your Customers and Your People
By Kim Hawkins

Jack Mitchell of Richards Department store, wrote two very inspirational books that really spoke to the Kiwi way of doing things.  When I read these books, I couldn’t […]

Transporting Your SUP from Point A to Point B

Transporting Your SUP from Point A to Point B
by Kim Hawkins and Karen Jewell

So you are the proud owner of a SUP!  Congratulations, now how do you get that thing around?  If you’re using a […]

Locking Options for Paddleboards and Kayaks

Locking Options for Paddleboards and Kayaks
by Kim Hawkins

Sadly, people are stealing paddle boards – off cars, beaches, homes.  We have a variety of ways that you can secure your board, or your kayak.

You have many […]

How To Choose The Right Paddle

How To Choose The Right Paddle
By Kim Hawkins

Is the paddle you’re using the right one for you?

When you select a paddle, we recommend that you get the lightest, most efficient one that your budget will […]