Paddleboarding is one of the fastest-growing water sports in the world. It combines a great full-body workout with a fascinating sightseeing experience. People of all ages, fitness, and skill levels can enjoy paddleboarding. You can even bring your children!
The Grand Strand is a great place to hone your paddleboarding skills. Even the pickiest fans of different water sports choose it to enjoy their favorite pastime. Besides stand up paddleboarding, North Myrtle Beach area offers fishing, jet skis, parasailing and kayaking. Make sure you come prepared for a day of fun in the sun on the water with these paddle boarding essentials.
Take a look at the following North Myrtle Beach paddleboarding options:
Where To Launch
Cherry Grove Park And Boat Ramp
If you are a real fan of paddleboarding and have your very own board, there is a special place where you can launch it and enjoy the experience of self-guided discovery. If you get to Cherry Grove Park and Boat Ramp you won’t just enjoy a two-lane boat launch – you’ll get the chance to use a legendary fishing pier, visit a bird watching pavilion, and get access to Heritage Shores Nature Preserve.
Waccamaw River Blue Trail
Explore the black water ecosystem of the Waccamaw River Blue Trail! There are 16 public launch points along the 100-mile Waccamaw River, including natural launch areas like the Wortham’s Ferry access area at the Waccamaw River Heritage Preserve and more formal boat landings like the Chris Anderson Landing at Highway 9 (which marks the official start of the trail) and Cox Ferry Lake at the Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge. Paddlers have multiple options of paths to choose from in terms of length and challenge level.
Horry County Boat Landings
There are 35 public boat landings throughout Horry County, South Carolina, most of which are managed by the Parks and Recreation Department. Many access points are suitable for paddle launches. For more information on Horry County maintained landings, and a complete list of access points, visit the County’s “Boating & Blueways” page.
Paddleboard Rental Services
If paddleboarding is not your favorite hobby yet, you probably don’t own a paddleboard. Express Watersports is offering you a great variety of different paddleboards along with free water shoes/boots for an enhanced paddleboarding experience. If you are after a fun time on the water, a good paddleboard will become your best friend. The rate is $25 for the 1st hour and $15 for any additional hour.
Jack’s Paddleboard Lessons
If you’ve never tried paddle boarding before, don’t expect to ride like a guru. You will probably fall off the minute you climb on the board. Learning how to paddleboard on your own is not a good idea, especially if you are pressed for time. In the calm waters of Murrells Inlet, Jacks offers the services of world-class paddleboarding instructors who will get you up and paddling during the very first lesson. Expect to encounter everything from large exotic birds, loggerhead sea turtles, and even dolphins on your adventure. A 2-hour group lesson will cost $60 per person.
If you are looking for a good paddleboard lesson package for the entire family, Carolina Waterman is offering 2-hour SUP lessons. Besides learning how to stand up on a board about 10 minutes after the lesson starts, you will find out about Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge – a great place to enjoy nature. The cost is $50 per person.
Great Escapes Kayak Expeditions
Whether you are looking to rent a paddleboard, spend quality time paddling, or both, Great Escapes is offering a full range of services. Besides providing stand up paddleboard rental, Great Escapes arranges paddleboard tours. An experienced guide will show you the way through a peaceful salt marsh, offer you some tips on how to tell Great Egrets from Blue Herons, and give you some intriguing information about the history of the area as well as the flora and fauna you see while on the tour. The tours start at $40 per person. Free delivery and pickup of rental equipment!
New for 2018, J&L Kayaks has expanded beyond kayak rental to offer high-quality paddleboard rentals and tours. Enjoy a day of exploring or select a rental for the whole week. All rentals include a paddle, jacket, drybag, and all-day phone support. Opt for a Waites Island adventure for an entirely flat water experience. 4-hour rentals for less than $50.
Kokopelli Surf Camp
Paddle the Atlantic Ocean, the Intracoastal Waterway, or the salt marsh on your choice of hard-top or soft-top paddleboards. Choose from various guided tours or self-led exploration. Rentals available from two hours to multiple days, starting at just $20. Board, paddle, and life vest included. The minimum age to paddle solo is 10 years old. Younger guests may ride in tandem with an adult. Kokopelli Surf Camp also offers kayak and surfboard rentals and surf lessons.
North Myrtle Beach paddleboarding is a great way to spend your time and learn something new along the way so whenever your adventures take you to North Myrtle Beach, never miss an opportunity of playing this adrenaline-stimulating water sport.