Win Free Paddle Board at the Black River Kayak-a-thon 2013

Join Lake Erie Paddler and the City of Lorain for the Black River Kayak-a-thon 2013 and have a chance to win one of two (2) NSP Elements 10’2″ Paddle Boards that will be raffled as the grand prizes for the event.

All you have to do to be eligible to win is to participate in the Black River Kayak-a-thon 2013 Race or Casual Float division.  A participant in each division will be eligible to win a one (1) NSP Elements 10’2″ Paddle Board with a Surftech Leash and Paddle donated by Lake Erie Paddler and the City of Lorain.

There are two divisions with Registration taking place onsite at the French Creek Launch Pad on the day of the event:

  • Race Division – $25 fee
  • Casual Float – $5

The Race Division will give you a chance to display your kayak or SUP paddling skills with the top three finishers in each division to receive a Paddle Trophy and be eligible for additional prizes.

The casual float division replicates a typical Black River Paddle Board Excursion offered by Lake Erie Paddler.  The weather forecast is for a sunny 70 degree day so it should be a perfect day for paddling.  Lake Erie Paddler will be renting paddle boards for this event.  Call Jim Lawhead at (440) 935-9291 to reserve your paddle board for the day.

The Race Divisions are:

Long Race (11.8 Miles)

  • 9:30 AM - K-1-SEK – Boat Length – (14’6” Minimum)

Short Races (4.6 Miles)

  • 10:30 AM – K-1-SR1 –Boat Length – (14’6” Minimum)
  • 11:15 AM – K-1-SR2 –Boat Length – (11’6” – 14’6”)
  • 12:00 AM – K-1-SR3 –Boat Length – (Less than 11’6”)
  • 12:45 AM – K-1-SR3 –Boat Length – (Less than 11’6”)
  • 1:00 PM – Casual Float (4.6 Miles)

You can view more details at the Black River Kayak-a-thon website.

SUP Yoga at Firefly Beach Resort in Huron

SUP Yoga Retreat -Saturday, September 7th, 2013-Firefly Beach Resort Huron 

We are pleased to offer the SUP Experience at the Daily Downward Dog Yoga Retreat at the Firefly Beach Resort in Huron, Ohio.  Our class schedule is as follows:

  • 10:00 AM – Paddle Board Lesson – $30/person – $15/person yoga retreat members
  • 12:00 PM – Paddle Board Rentals – $20/Person – $10/person yoga retreat members
  • 1:00 PM – SUP Yoga Class -  $20/Person – $10/person for yoga retreat members
  • Call Jim Lawhead at (440) 935-1645 to register.
SUP Yoga Lake Erie

Jim teaches Nicole SUP Yoga Warrior II on Lake Erie.







Lake Erie Beach Yoga

Huron Firefly Resort Beach Yoga

Paddlers flock to Lake Erie for The SUP Experience

SUP Experience Stand Up Paddle Board

Record numbers of paddlers have flocked to Lorain, Ohio this summer for the SUP Experience at Lakeview Park Beach, The Black River at Harborwalk, and the shores of Lake Erie.

Paddlers have traveled from the Northeast Ohio cities of Cleveland, Akron, Youngstown, and Canton to take part in the excitement brewing on Ohio’s North Shore.

SUP Cleveland

SUP Birthday Party at Huntington Beach

We have entertained group outings from the nearby west side suburbs of Avon, Avon Lake, Bay Village, Rocky River, and Westlake.

Because of the waterfront access Lorain has to offer paddlers have traveled from the Cleveland east side suburbs of Aurora, Beachwood, Chagrin Falls, Cleveland Heights, Hudson, Mentor, Stow and Twinsburg.

Paddle Board Lesson Lake Erie

Mother Daughter SUP Class at Lakeview Beach.

Families and couples have taken day trips from the more distant Ohio towns of Wooster, Mansfield, Warren, Delaware, and Findlay.

Travelers vacationing in the Lake Erie region have booked lessons, rentals, and excursions from Brazil, Seattle, Minneapolis, Des Moines, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Detroit, and Erie, PA.


We have hosted special events, birthday parties, and fitness classes for groups from Columbus, Dayton, and Cincinnati.

SUP Paddle Board Lesson Cleveland

Jim teaches Outdoor Adventure Camp students Paddle Board Lesson at Lakeview Beach.

We have conducted SUP Instructional clinics for The Lorain County Metropark Outdoor Adventure Youth Camps, City of Barberton summer counselors, and Camp Frontier Boy Scout Reservation in Pioneer, Ohio.

We have delivered weekly and weekend paddle board rentals to vacationers in the Lake Erie islands communities of Sandusky, Port Clinton, Catawba, Marblehead, Kelley’s Island and Put-in-Bay.

All these paddlers traveled to Lorain to take part in The SUP Experience that Lake Erie Paddler offers thru following diversified programs:

  1. SUP Paddle Board Lessons
  2. SUP Paddle Board Rentals
  3. SUP Paddle Board Fitness
  4. SUP Paddle Board Excursions
  5. SUP Paddle Board Sales

There is still time for you to enjoy The SUP Experience as summer winds down and the fall season approaches.  Contact Lake Erie Paddler at (440) 935-9291 to reserve your SUP Experience.

SUP Experience

SUP Experience at Harborwalk on the Black River.