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Downunder

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Full-Service Kayaking & Stand Up Paddle Boarding!

Downunder is the only operation of its kind in Connecticut – two shops, 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 like 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 get the ultimate paddling experience.

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SUP Courage

SUP Courage
Over the years, paddle boarding has been instrumental in my life.  It has pushed my boundaries both physically and mentally, and inspired me to achieve unimaginable goals.

After conquering the Graveyard in NC (13m open […]

Bodyboarding vs. Surfing

Bodyboarding vs. Surfing
What Are You Game For?
Are you a bodyboarder or surfer? If your home break is a spot shared by surfers and bodyboarders alike, you’ve probably heard side comments about the unspoken rivalry. Nobody […]

Top 5 Awesome Things People Do on Paddleboards

Top 5 Awesome Things People Do on Paddleboards
Paddleboarding is one of the most versatile and popular water activities on today’s shorelines, and you’ll find people performing a variety of different hobbies on rented or owned […]

Staycation – Downunder at the ‘Beach’

Staycation – Downunder at the ‘Beach’
In 2017 the Town of Darien invited us to open a concession at the gorgeous Weed Beach.
Which is great news for residents, AND for non-residents – folk from towns south […]

You Always Have Time To Relax: How Some ‘Me Time’ Can Reduce Your Stress

You Always Have Time To Relax: How Some ‘Me Time’ Can Reduce Your Stress
Finding time to do the things you love in this day and age can feel impossible, but with “me time” having untold […]

Smart Paddling with the ‘Herm’ – Quickblade Smart Paddle Review

Smart Paddling with the ‘Herm’ – A Review of Quickblade’s New Smart Paddle
This week’s blog features a video review of a new product we’re digging, provided by Downunder Team Rider, Mark Herman.

Women and Paddling — How Downunder and the SUP Industry are Empowering Women

Women and Paddling — How Downunder and the SUP Industry are Empowering Women
Over the years, Downunder has watched many of our female customers try the sport of SUP for the first time, often with great intimidation […]

Tips for Organizing SUP Races

Tips for Organizing SUP Races
As the popularity of SUP continues to grow, so do the number of races on the yearly calendar. Downunder sponsors the annual Stand Up For Veterans Charity Event and co-sponsors the […]

Spring Paddling Is Super ‘Cool’ Until You Get Cold – Here’s 5 Ways To Stay Safe

Spring Paddling Is Super ‘Cool’ Until You Get Cold – Here’s 5 Ways To Stay Safe
Spring is in the air and everyone is starting to get the “itch” to get back on the water. That’s […]

Paddling Camp – Why it’s so Good for Children

Paddling Camp – Why it’s so Good for Children
There’s something transforming and magical about water. Given that the average body is comprised of 60% water, and that we spent the first 9 months of our […]