Urban Kai Stand Up Paddleboarding – Tampa, FL


Surf’s up for your furry friend! Say goodbye to doggie paddling and let your pup ride the waves on your Stand Up Paddleboard.

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About Urban Kai Stand Up Paddleboarding

Is Urban Kai Stand Up Paddleboarding Dog Friendly?

For pet parents with paddleboard experience, Urban Kai hosts dog-focused “SUP with your Pup” classes at their Gandy location! They’ll teach your “Salty Dog” how to get on and off the board comfortably, help you determine the best spot for them to ride, explain what to do if your pup is afraid of the paddle, and teach you how to get your furry friend back on the board if they fall or jump in. Of course, human lessons are available at all locations, in case you need to complete those first!

No “ruff” seas – only bring pups who are social with people and other dogs. They must have a secure collar and regular (non-retractable) 6-foot leash, a life jacket with a handle (available in-store for sale or rent), a small water bowl, poop bags, and extra towels for the ride home. Also, ensure that your dog’s toenails are trimmed prior so they don’t touch the ground.

Advanced online registration is required, and dogs over 90 lbs require prior approval. Two or more paddlers are needed for this class, and Urban Kai reserves the right to reschedule or cancel if the minimum is not reached.

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“Paws” and relax! Stand up paddleboarding is a low-impact fitness option where you’ll enjoy scenic vistas, wildlife/nature viewing, and outdoor fun! Urban Kai offers a wide range of equipment, training, private lessons, and adventure tours from their three locations: one at Armature Works in Tampa and two in St. Petersburg (Gandy & Salt Creek.) All shop locations are pet friendly – they sell Ruffwear accessories/toys and also have canine life jackets for rent or sale. Rentals and other options are available at all locations; however, the “SUP With Your Pup” class is held exclusively at their Gandy location.

By: Laureen Mocsari

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