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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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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 […]

SUP Yoga – 5 Things You Should Know

SUP Yoga – What’s It All About
By Danielle Brown

In the heyday of a precious New England summer, outbound adventures reign prevalent. The feel of the welcomed sunshine, the smell of salt-tinged air, the blooming trees […]

6 Ways To Improve Your Paddling Skills

6 Tips To Improve Your Paddling Skills
By Kim Hawkins

When learning any sport, we tend to remember about 25 percent of what we’re told – the first time.  Whether it’s nerves, excitement, or distractions — which […]

Is Brown Water Dirty Water?

Is Brown Water Dirty Water?
When most of us see a pond, lake, river, or ocean that is brown in color, we presume it is ‘dirty’, which often deters us from going on, in, or near […]

Kayak Paddling Technique For Beginners

Kayak Paddling Technique For Beginners
At the risk of sounding obvious, paddling technique is something you will have to learn as a kayaker. Especially if you’re a newbie, as we all are at some point – […]

Why I Love Adventure Sports: Connecting with Nature & My Inner Self

Why I Love Adventure Sports: Connecting with Nature & My Inner Self
When asked what the best religion is, the Dalai Lama replied: “The best religion is what brings you closest to God.” Does that mean […]