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Stand Up Paddle Boarding in the Heat

March 29, 2012 | Chase Kosterlitz

It seems like we skipped winter and spring and went straight to summer here in Tampa Bay. Temperatures at St. Pete Beach are already in the 80’s and it feels like it could be July. This kind of weather is the reason that the Tampa/St. Pete area is one of the top travel destinations in the country. In addition to beautiful beaches and theme parks, the Tampa Bay area has become a hot bed for the stand up paddle boarding. Water Monkey is excited to be the leader in stand up paddle board lessons, rentals and tours for all of Tampa Bay. Three years ago we started Water Monkey to help to spread our passion for stand up paddle boarding. We knew that SUP would grow in popularity both in the Tampa Bay area and abroad and are excited to have seen this growth.

With the warm weather and Tampa Bay’s beautiful beaches, it is time for you to join Water Monkey for your stand up paddle board experience. If you have never been stand up paddle boarding then we suggest you sign up for our intro to stand up paddle boarding lesson. Our intro lessons all take place at the Water Monkey headquarters on the intracoastal near St. Pete Beach. We operate our intro to SUP lessons 7 days per week and schedule according to availability. Make sure you call or email us in advance to schedule your stand up paddle intro lesson. 

If you are an experienced stand up paddle boarder then Water Monkey can rent boards to you and your friends. We have a fleet of Fanatic SUP boards that are some of the best quality stand up paddle boards on the market. Water Monkey can delivery the boards to your location anywhere from Clearwater Beach to St. Pete Beach. Renting a stand up paddle board from Water Monkey can be a fun way to enjoy a day at the beach with your friends.

Water Monkey also offers a one-of-a-kind Ft. Desoto Nature Tour. Meet us out at Ft. Desoto for a two hour tour through one of the most beautiful parks in Florida. Ft. Desoto is located only 15 minutes from St. Pete Beach and 30 minutes from Tampa. We will provide all of the equipment and instruction needed to get you and your group stand up paddle boarding through the mangroves. Stay on the lookout for dolphins, manatee, fish and over a dozen different sea bird species. The view on top of your stand up paddle board will allow you to see down into the clear water and over the mangroves for optimal wildlife spotting! 

No matter what option you choose Water Monkey is happy to serve you and your stand up paddle board needs. Water Monkey is proud to serve St. Pete Beach, Treasure Island, Pass-a-Grille, Ft. Desoto, Clearwater Beach and the entire Tampa Bay area. Call or email us to schedule your stand up paddle board adventure today! 

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