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SUP Columbus was born out of a love for fitness, a passion for yoga, and a thirst for adventure. The seed was planted when Beth Kaper, of Columbus, Ohio visited Jim Lawhead of Lake Erie Paddler in Lorain, Ohio for a SUP Paddle Board Yoga session.

As a pioneer of SUP on Lake Erie and in Ohio in general, Jim has built world class programming from his home base in Lorain, Ohio.  It was through Lake Erie Paddler that Beth took her first SUP class in the Spring of 2013.  It was love at first paddle for Beth and she became an avid stand up paddler, purchasing her own board from Lake Erie Paddler in midsummer.  By fall, Beth was convinced that there was a tremendous opportunity to bring the type of programming Jim was doing on Lake Erie to Central Ohio.  After a few brainstorming sessions, a partnership was born.

SUP Columbus is now a branch of Aloha SUP and a sister to Lake Erie Paddler.  We pride ourselves on providing quality equipment and comprehensive programming by certified instructors.  We can’t wait to share our passion for this growing sport with Columbus!  Come let us show you a new way to enjoy Ohio’s waterways, get a great workout and have fun