Paige is a lifelong water lover and natural athlete who has always tended to lean towards sports that take her into nature, outside the box, or just a little on the daring edge. So when she discovered stand up paddle boarding in 2010 it was a perfect match. She’s proud to be a PaddleFit “Original”, graduating from one of the earliest PaddleFit coaching classes in February 2011, which is when she immediately opened her business Hooked On SUP and started offering lessons and guided tours. SUP was still very new on the SW coast of Florida at the time and Paige quickly became known as the local expert and Hooked On SUP the place to go if you wanted to learn proper technique and safety. She’s always been a strong advocate for the need for all instructors to be certified and is happy to say she’s played a role in bringing many people into the PaddleFit family.
Paige became PaddleFit Level 3 certified in September 2014 and she, along with her team of “Hookers” (a gang of salty fearless girls who paddle hard, chase the sun, and are committed to being fearless leaders & SUP ambassadors) work 7 days a week, 12 months a year at the Hooked On SUP paddle shack located at Cape Haze Marina in Englewood, FL. Hooked On SUP is surrounded by some of the most pristine and beautiful beaches and waterways still available in the State of Florida which offers the perfect opportunity to introduce people to stand up paddling while also showing and teaching them about the local wildlife. On almost every tour, lesson, or PaddleFit class paddlers see dolphins, manatees, sea stars, live shells, stingrays…the possibilities are almost endless. So in addition to being PaddleFit Level 2 or Level 3, most of their coaches have also been certified as Florida Master Naturalists. They also offer SUP Yoga classes several times a week taught by an experienced Certified 200 Hr RYT Yoga Instructor and PaddleFit Level 2 coach.
Hooked On SUP was founded on the firm belief that this isn’t just a business, it’s a way of life. And it can change lives. We have seen the light that comes from people the first time they stand up, we’ve seen the transformation in mind and body and the mark it’s left on a soul. We are committed to remaining true to our core values in our daily actions and being an example of how we want others to share and grow this sport. On & off the water we believe in a balance of health, happiness, love & gratitude.
The Hooked On SUP paddle shack is open daily for walk up rentals & sales, lessons, tours, paddle board yoga and fitness classes launch from there in addition to several local beach & waterway locations.
Come for a lesson or rental and then hang at our pool & cabana for a true "destination paddle". Kayaks also available for you yakkers. You can even rent a GoPro camera to video your paddle. We look forward to making your excursion even more awesome!
Free launching of your own board or kayak is also available at our clean facility. There are, multiple fresh water washdown areas, clean restrooms / changing rooms complete with showers, and no slippery dirty boat ramps!