Kim is a pioneer of SUP in CT. She helped start the first WPA sanctioned world qualifying race in the Northeast, with Soundsurfer.org, and has developed a race community that spans ages 9 through 69. Originally from New Zealand, she has brought the kiwi spirit of adventure into her business Downunder CT - two on-water surf shops in an area with no surf! She has been in business since 2005, and is constantly growing.
In addition to kayak and paddle board rentals, lessons, and services, Kim offers a full complement of fitness programs including PaddleFit and SUP yoga. She is passionate about having fun and empowering people on and off the water and creating special, memorable experiences.
Westport has everything you need for Kayaking and Stand-Up Paddling -- Rentals, Sales, Storage, Marina, and Surf Shop
Located right on the scenic Saugatuck River. Enjoy more than 3 miles of navigable flat water that leads out to Long Island Sound. Explore the local Norwalk Islands, an archipelago of 25 treasure spots, including the Stewart McKinley Wildlife Reserve and the historical Sheffield Island Lighthouse. Upriver, at just the right tide, you can paddle under the Route 1 bridge at Westport center as far as the dam and visit the fish ladder!
If you haven’t visited Downunder’s Rowayton location, you are in for a treat -- it’s a little piece of heaven tucked away under the Rowayton Market -- a well-kept secret. The minute you enter the store you feel like you’re on vacation somewhere far far away: you’re in an open air cabana with sitting areas, surf shop vibe, gorgeous clothing and accessories for your adventure or to remember it by. Located right on the picturesque Five Mile River, you have a mile of flat-water paddling, little creeks to explore, beautiful homes to admire, and an abundance of wildlife. Long Island Sound is just a few minutes away, with the Darien Fish Islands, and the Norwalk Islands (up to 12 of which you can get off on; there’s even a wildlife sanctuary and historical lighthouse!) Most of these are in open water, and reached by our guided tours. Anyone can paddle to the Fish islands, which are just along the shore, and a great two-hour excursion. There are many bays and coves to paddle to and lots of history to learn about in our guided tours.