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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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Achievable, Fun, Feel Good – New Years’ Resolutions

Achievable, Fun, Feel Good – New Years’ Resolutions
Brody Welte, founder of PaddleFit and Head Coach of the USA SUP Team always has some gems to share. Here are his suggestions for New Years’ Resolutions:

Traveling With Your Paddle Board and Paddle on an Airplane

Traveling With Your Paddle Board and Paddle on an Airplane
Traveling with your SUP can be a tricky, and intimidating, experience – unless you know the proper way to pack it. Following are some tips to […]

SUP Exercise for Off-Season Training

SUP Exercise for Off-Season Training
Here in New England, getting on the water in the winter time is not appealing or feasible for most people. So how do you keep in shape, maintain that muscle memory, […]

Why Shop Small, Shop Local?

Why Shop Small, Shop Local?
American Express created the “Small Business Saturday”, marketing campaign to direct business to their smaller retailers, their fees are steep, so I view this as an effort to help us out. […]

Paddle In Paradise – Winter Escapes SUP, Kayak, or Surf

Paddle In Paradise – Winter Escapes
SUP, Kayak, or Surf
By Karen Jewell
“‘Hang ten’ knowing that you’ll soon be warmed – by a radiant sun, friendly locals, new friends, fresh perspectives and perhaps, an otherworldly experience […]

Gift Giving – Here Are A Few Of Our Favorite Things!

Gift Giving – Here Are A Few Of Our Favorite Things!
Something for everyone – toddlers through adults!
Birthdays, anniversaries, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day,  holiday parties, gathering with friends and family, all of that ‘good cheer’, and, […]

Transporting Your SUP – Proper Technique, Board Bags, Strapping Options

 
Transporting Your SUP
Proper Technique, Board Bags, Strapping Options
By Kim Hawkins and Karen Jewell […]

Build Your Own SUP This Winter

Build Your Own SUP This Winter
By Karen Jewell
Looking for a winter project that will keep you in the SUP mood? Why not build your own wooden board! There are a variety of kits available that can get you started in the right direction.
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How To Soothe Those Aching SUP Feet

How To Soothe Those Aching SUP Feet
By Karen Jewell
A common question we get from paddlers after they come off the water is “Why do my feet hurt so much when I’m paddling?” The answer can be one of a variety of reasons. Let’s take a look.
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Fins – Dolphin, Weed Wacker Keel?

Fins – Dolphin, Weed Wacker, Keel?
What Fin to Use When, And Do They Really Make A Difference?
By Karen Jewell and Kim Hawkins
Fins vary by the size of the board you’re paddling and the purpose.  […]