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  • Jordan Hinsch

Best Places to Rent a Paddleboard in Miami



Paddleboarding, aka SUP (Stand-Up Paddleboard), saw a legendary boost during the Covid-19 lockdown in terms of usage and sales. If you were looking for a board during 2020, you likely had to wait months to receive the one you wanted. In Miami, the SUP craze is still here and strong in certain areas. The problem is that housing in Miami is known for having limited storage due to the vast number of high-rise buildings and houses not having basements.



Question: How can you use a paddleboard if you don't have room to store a massive and bulky 11 foot object?


Answer: Rent one.



Miami has numerous quality shops to rent paddleboards from and this article will walk you through each option available to you.


Best Places to Rent a Paddleboard in Miami





Miami Beach Paddleboard


  • Location: Sunset Islands

  • SUP Rental: $30+

  • Location Rating: Sunset Islands is a 8/10 for SUP. It's recommended that you're a strong paddler if you weave in and out of the islands since there is a current there.

  • Note: The boat ramp is very slippery. Be careful when walking down!

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Virginia Key Outdoor Center


  • Location: Crandon Park

  • SUP Rental: $25-$120

  • Location Rating: Virginia Key is a 10/10 for SUP. Lots of wildlife and the ability to explore deeper and longer than any other location in Miami.

  • Note: You don't need to walk a long distance with your board because the inventory is located very close to the ramp.

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Miami Watersports


  • Location: 2 locations @ Dinner Key in Coconut Grove & Hobie Island Beach

  • SUP Rental: $30

  • Location Rating: Hobie Island is a 9/10 for SUP. Calm and clear waters with beach launch.

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Bluepoint SUP


  • Location: Hobie Island Beach

  • SUP Rental: $30

  • SUP Lesson: $75

  • Location Rating: Hobie Island is a 9/10 for SUP. Calm and clear waters with beach launch.

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Miami Kiteboarding


  • Location: Crandon Park

  • SUP Rental: $25-$120

  • Location Rating: Crandon Park is a 8/10 for SUP. Launch from the beach.

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PADL


  • Location: Key Biscayne

  • SUP Rental: $45

  • SUP Lesson: $45

  • Location Rating: Key Biscayne is a 8/10 for SUP. Launch from the beach.

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SoBe Surf


  • Location: South Pointe and Sunset Islands

  • SUP Lesson: $80

  • Location Rating: South Pointe is a 10/10 for SUP. Be prepared for balancing practice as you deal with wind swell. Launch from the beach.

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BouYah Watersports


  • Location: Various Locations in Miami Beach

  • SUP Rental: $40

  • Location Rating: South Beach is a 8/10 for SUP. Be prepared for balancing practice as you deal with wind swell. Launch from the beach.

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