Worldwide, SUP and SUP yoga are gaining a broad fan base, and the folks at Riverbound Sports paddleboard shop are riding the wave.

Located in Tempe, Arizona, the shop offers more than just a few paddleboards. They are a local resource for all things water sports. Stocked with inflatable rental kayaks, paddleboards, long boards, swimwear, SUP classes and certified instructors, Riverbound Sports will ensure that you get out on the water well-equipped and ready for adventure.

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Learning to Paddleboard

Sure, you could simply slide out onto the water with your paddleboard and see how things go, but why torture yourself when you can cut your learning time in half and avoid some of the more common pitfalls by taking a few lessons with a certified instructor? Even for those who are more experienced, a few lessons wouldn’t hurt. In fact, perfecting your paddle stroke has the potential to make each paddleboarding session more enjoyable.

At Riverbound Sports, instructors are certified through World Paddle Association (WPA), American Canoe Association (ACA), and PaddleFit. Each coach has his/her own specialty and discipline ranging from performance to fitness and yoga to water safety. So, whatever your needs, there is a coach for you.

Private Courses

Have a few friends that are curious about stand up paddleboarding? Riverbound Sports provides private lessons with SUP certified instructors. Whether you want an individual session or a semi-private group class, instructors will work with you to see that you are getting the coaching you need.

Each lesson will be modified based on the skill level of the participants, and courses can cover a range of topics including endurance training, racing tactics, and advanced paddleboarding techniques. Whatever you want to learn, the instructors at Riverbound Sports are happy to creatively form a program unique to you and your paddle mates.

Yoga Classes

Many people enjoy paddleboarding both for its connection to the water and its unique ability to bring you close to nature. If floating serenely atop a serene pool of water is your thing, then you may want to try the natural extension of SUP – SUP yoga.

Whether you are just embarking on your yoga career or you are a seasoned yogi, SUP yoga classes are a fantastic avenue to deepen your yoga practice. With classes designed for all levels, instructors will work with their groups to modify the routines while giving you enough challenges to keep things fun.

Yoga classes are hosted both at Arizona’s desert lakes and at Tempe area pools. Riverbound Sports has a full calendar of classes for you to check out on their website.


If you can’t get enough paddleboarding in your life, follow local paddling events on Riverbound Sports’ events calendar and you’ll never miss a thing. Their calendar covers important Arizona and California SUP Races, Phoenix area SUP Yoga and SUP fitness classes, local meet-ups, and destination paddles.

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1415 E. University Drive, Ste. A-112, Tempe, AZ, website, Phone: 480-463-6686

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