Urban Kai Launches on the Riverwalk

There are now hundreds of way to get around the city of Tampa. You can hop on the Tampa streetcar, roll along downtown with an electric shuttle zip ride, paddle down the river with cycle boats or luxuriate as you ride to The Heights aboard pirate water taxi. Coast Bike Share hubs continue to pop up, as well, offering residents and visitors a chance to fully experience all that the city has to offer.

SUP Garage launches on the Riverwalk

Urban Kai adds another notch in Tampa’s transportation belt. The Stand Up Paddle Board Company officially opened their SUP Garage right by the Marriott Waterside Hotel on the Riverwalk in early April. Rentals are open seven days a week, with reservations taken Monday through Friday and walk up rentals accepted Saturday and Sunday from 11am-5pm.

The company plans to host a grand opening celebration on April 22 to coincide with Earth Day. Suncoast Surfrider Foundation will be in attendance to help promote Ocean- and eco-friendly practices. The day-long event begins at 8:30am. Attendees are invited to participate in a 3 hour river cleanup on boards, kayaks, and foot.

Earth Day cleanup, yoga on the water and more planned

After the cleanup, attendees can enjoy a complimentary lunch. Festivities also include yoga on the water, a kai water fitness class, and a stand up paddle board intro class. Rentals will be available all day. This is Urban Kai’s second location. The business connecting residents to the beautiful waters around the Tampa Bay area also launches from The Getaway on Gandy Boulevard in St. Pete.

Visit their grand opening event page for full details.


Written by Brian Bailey

Brian Bailey is the founder and editor of I Love the Burg and That's So Tampa. In addition to regular contributions to each blog, he's been featured as a commentator to Bay New 9, The Tampa Tribune, The Tampa Bay Times, The Tampa Bay Business Journal and The Business Observer as well as national outlets including The Huffington Post and The Wall Street Journal. Bailey also serves as the CEO of RKC.me, a Tampa Bay-based digital agency.