Fast growing in popularity, Stand Up Paddle surfing (or SUP’s) is a variation of surfing where the surfer uses a paddle to move through the water while standing on a surfboard. Derived from Polynesian roots, SUP is an excellent way to navigate the Keweenaw Peninsula’sinland lakes and protected areas within Copper Harbor.
Whether you’re a first time paddler or a SUP veteran, we’ll pair you with the proper board and gear to make sure you have a great adventure on the water. Our SUP fleet is comprised of quality built, epoxy SUPs from the sport’s leading manufacturers — not low-end, foamy “softboards” boards common at beach resorts. Additionally, we pride ourselves on the fact that we sell most of our equipment at the end of each season, in turn reinvesting in new goods each year to ensure a high quality experience for our customers.
Stand-Up-Paddle (SUP) rentals are:
Equipped with paddle, life vest (PFD)
Are for self-guided use oninland lakes only (this does not include the Harbor, which is still Lake Superior temperatures)
Have shuttle delivery available for an additional charge (see locations and pricing below).
Round Trip Delivery/Pick Up Fees to nearby inland lakes (same fee for one or more SUPs):
Lake Fanny Hooe and Lake Manganese are both located within a mile of the Copper Harbor village limits and often times have placid conditions for a leisurely paddle.
Lake Medora, just four miles south of Copper Harbor, is a Canadian-like lake that has a number of islands, scenic mountain views and is known to have some good fishing.
Lake Bailey, also known as “the donut lake” as seen above from Brockway Mountain, is 10 miles west of Copper Harbor. This shallow and marshy lake is home to a variety waterfowl and is mostly undeveloped. The island is publically owned is a good place for paddlers to have a picnic lunch.
14 miles from Copper Harbor, Lac La Belle is one of the largest inland lakes in the Keweenaw and is inhabited with a number of seasonal camps and cottages and is known to have some good walleye, rock bass, perch and northern-pike fishing.
Gratiot Lake, which lies at the feet of Mt. Horace Greeley and Mt. Gratiot, contains 1,438 acres and is the largest lake in Keweenaw County. These peaks are the two highest points in the Keweenaw, at 1550 feet and 1490 feet, respectively. Gratiot Lake is at 743 feet, while Lake Superior is at 602.
The nicest, most friendliest people work here who were over accommodating and helpful in regards where to paddle board, reserving a board and loving what they do. I instantly felt an awesome vibe the second I walked into the store. Over exceeded my expectations. Highly recommend this place to explore all of Copper Harbors hidden gems!